With summer on the way and you being able to get out more often, maybe on a bike tour, an action cam could come handy and let you record some neat footage. So, what about getting one now that they’re on a flash sale at Geekbuying? But before you head over there, let’s have a quick look at some of the options.
Let’s begin with the middle-ground action camera price wise — The MGCOOL Explorer. This camera sports an Allwinner V3 SoC and Sony IMX 179 CMOS sensor, it is capable of recording full motion H.264 video at 4K@15 fps, 1080P@60fps, or lower 720P@120fps.
The Explorer can be remotely controlled via WiFi (up to 10m) and it can be used underwater (up to 30m) with the waterproof case. It supports microSD cards of up to 64GB.
If you’re feeling a bit more needy, the MGCOOL Explorer 1S will probably please you more with its ability of shooting 4K videos at 24fps, 2K @30fps and @60fps. Its Sony IMX078 sensor allows to produce 20MP images; the action camera also features 4 viewing angles which allow you frame the image as you prefer, either more zoomed in or widen out.
Lastly, if all you care about is saving money, the MGCOOL Explorer ES is a cheap action camera with a Allwinner V3 processor, H.264 video compression, 2-inch display and a 1050mAh capacity battery for about 80 minutes of video recording. The Explorer ES also sports a wide 170-degree lens to capture more immersive imagery. The camera can be fully charged in 2 hours using the included 5V/1A charger and it has a 2-years warranty.