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.
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.
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.
Inside 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.
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?