MGCOOL Explorer 1S is now in stores – This is what it looks like

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

Some days ago we’ve checked out the MGCOOL Explorer that is already on the market and shipping. Today, we have a look at MGCOOL’s latest Explorer 1S, an action cam that can shoot 4K videos at an higher frame rate, thus making it appealing to more advanced users.

MGCOOL Explorer 1SThe MGCOOL Explorer 1S is powered by a NT96660 chipset paired up with a 20 mega-pixel Sony IMX 078 sensor which allows it to record 4K videos at 24fps and capture 20MP still images. The camera also shoots 2K (2560*1440) videos at 30fps if you want smoother videos, 1080p videos @60fps and 720p @120fps.

The Explorer 1S uses the H.264 codec and its viewing angle can be set to 70°, 110°, 140° and 170° for different use scenarios.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S Specifications

  • Processor: Novatek NT96660
  • Camera Sensor: SONY IMX 078
  • Material: Plastic
  • Waterproof: Waterproof case,30m depth
  • Wifi: 10m
  • Display: 2.0inch TFT Screen (320*240)
  • Field of view: 70°, 110°,140°,170°
  • Compression Mode: H.264
  • Image Format: JPEG
  • Video Format: MP4
  • Image Resolution: 20M/16M/14M/12M/10M/8M/5M
  • Video Resolution:4K 24fps(QuickTime player required), 2K(2560*1440)30fps,
  • 1080P(1920 x 1080)60fps/30fps,720P(1280*720) 120fps/60fps/30fps
  • Battery: 1050mAh Li-ion battery/1080P working time 80mins
  • Charging: 5V/1A,2 hours.
  • Extended Memory: 64GB TF card
  • Interface Type: USB,HDMI
  • Language: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Russian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish
MGCOOL Explorer 1S

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Aesthetically the MGCOOL Explorer 1S looks sleek, it comes in two colors: grey and black. It has a power/mode button on the front and a shutter on the top. On the left we side we find the AIO, microUSB, HDMI and microSD slots, while on the right side there are two buttons for menu navigation.

In the box you’ll find various accessories, like the waterproof case, camera bracket, bicycle stand, two helmet bases, a clip, USB cable and an user manual.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S is now on sale for $49.99 from online retailers like Gearbest. At this price point this camera has a good price-to-performance ratio and users that are getting into recording action won’t have to spend a lot to finally record 4K videos.

But that’s just our opinion, what’s your take on these cheaper action cameras? Drop a comment just below!

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  1. Armando Jaleo
    March 14, 2017

    Honestly, the camera looks impressive when you consider the price

  2. Jonathan dos Santos
    March 14, 2017

    It is always good to choose the color

  3. Jonathan dos Santos
    March 14, 2017

    What accessories do you bring?

  4. Emi Geek
    March 14, 2017

    What accessories do it brings?

  5. Julio Pedregosa
    March 14, 2017

    How about that processor?

  6. Emilio Calvo
    March 14, 2017

    This is the first time I hear about this Sony sensor

  7. willysson
    March 16, 2017

    Hey Andi, I wrote a rather extensive comment yesterday to this story (rather a question to readers regarding the actual sensor in this thing), posted it, saw the “awaiting approval” message and now, no comment. What’s up with that?