MGCOOL Explorer action camera is finally out – Here’s the unboxing


MGCOOL Explorer

After much anticipation, the MGCOOL Explorer is finally out in the wild. Today, we have an unboxing from the company that will show us what the action cam actually looks like in the real world (before, we only had renders) and what it comes with.

MGCOOL Explorer

Before that, let’s have a look at the camera’s main features. The MGCOOL Explorer boasts a Sony IMX179 16MP sensor powered by an Allwinner V3 SoC. The action camera can record 4K videos at 15fps and 1080p video at 60fps with a wide 170-degree field of view. Below you’ll find all the other details.

MGCOOL Explorer Specifications

  • High-quality 4K footage: 3840×2160@15 fps, Full HD@60 fps & standard HD@120fps
  • 6G lens with an ultra-wide 170° field of view
  • 16M Sony IMX 179 sensor
  • Allwinner V3 processor
  • Video format: MP4
  • USB &HDMI output interface
  • H.264 codec
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 1050mAh Li-on battery

MGCOOL Explorer

The MGCOOL Explorer comes in two colors: Silver and Black. The design is very minimalist and simple, we have an ON/OFF / Mode button at the front at the left of the camera lens, a shutter button on the top and two side buttons to navigate inside the menu.

All the ports appear to be on the left side, that includes an HDMI, USB and microSD slot. While on the back we only have a 2-inch TFT screen that takes up all the space.

MGCOOL ExplorerInside the box, other than the MGCOOL Explorer, you’ll find a waterproof case that allows you to go as deep as 30 meters underwater. Albeit MGCOOL say the camera is water-resistant, probably meaning it can take some splashes of water, not much more than that. Other accessories include a bracket, clip, data cable, bicycle stand, helmet base and an adapter.

MGCOOL Explorer

The MGCOOL Explorer is now on presale for $39 from authorized retailers such as Gearbest. That’s definitely an interesting price for people who don’t own any action cameras yet, it’s hard to find anything better at that price.

Are you guys into outdoor sports or action cams? What do you think about the MGCOOL Explorer?

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12 Comments

  1. Armando Jaleo
    March 10, 2017

    Every time I read more about this sports camera more interested I am

  2. Jonathan dos Santos
    March 10, 2017

    Thanks for the review. It seems interesting

  3. Emi Geek
    March 10, 2017

    Is Gearbest a good e-shop?

  4. Julio Pedregosa
    March 10, 2017

    Too much cheap. Is it really good?

  5. Emilio Calvo
    March 10, 2017

    I prefer grey colour

  6. Armando Jaleo
    March 10, 2017

    Every time I read more about this sports camera more interested I am

  7. Jonathan dos Santos
    March 10, 2017

    Thanks for the review. It seems interesting

  8. Emi Geek
    March 10, 2017

    Is Gearbest a good e-shop?

  9. Julio Pedregosa
    March 10, 2017

    Too much cheap. Is it really good?

  10. Emilio Calvo
    March 10, 2017

    I prefer grey colour

  11. Steven Pearson
    March 10, 2017

    The price is unbelievably cheaper for a 4K action camera. this kind of this can be done by only this brand. Kudos guys!

  12. carlos
    March 10, 2017

    The price is unbelievably cheaper for a 4K action camera. this kind of this can be done by only this brand. Kudos guys!