MGCool Explorer 4K Unboxing, Hands On, First Impressions!

The MGCool Explorer is one of MGCool’s first products to be released, and it is incredibly cheap, starting at $49USD. It is capable of capturing up to 4K video at 15fps, and let’s get right into the unboxing.

MGCOOL Explorer 4K Specifications

Processor AllWinner V3
Display 2.0” TFT 320×240 px
Sensor 16MP 1/3.2 IMX 179 CMOS sensor
Lens 170 deg wide angle
Operating System Android/iOS Compatible
Recording options 4K@15, 2K@30, FHD@60, 720p@120fps
Battery 1050mAh
Physical Dimensions 55g, 5.90 x 4.10 x 2.90 cm

Big thanks to MGCool for providing this review unit. Buy one here.

MGCool Explorer 4K Unboxing

The MGCool Explorer comes in quite an attractive black box with all the accessories inside. Opening up the box reveals the MGCool Explorer action cam itself already sitting inside its waterproof housing surrounded by foam, and removing the action cam and the protective foam we see the rest of the accessories inside, and there are quite a few. I won’t go through all of them in detail, but if you need to mount this action cam to something, you’ll more often than not find the appropriate accessory.

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MGCool Explorer 4K Hands On

Moving on to the action camera itself, the waterproof housing looks pretty sturdy and waterproof (which I will test) and undoing the top latch opens up the waterproof housing revealing the action cam itself. The action camera is small and light, and it is made of rubber. It is textured rubber which makes it incredibly easy to grip, and we have the power buttons on the front, up down buttons on the right, and the non touchscreen on the back.

MGCool Explorer 4K First Impressions

So far, I’ve had a rather neutral first impression of this action camera, it doesn’t do anything to make me doubt but neither does it do anything to impress me either. I’ll be trying to use this with a Zhiyun gimbal meant for cell phones, so I’m not sure how well it would work, but we’ll see. I’ll be doing a full test on it, and be sure to stay tuned for the full review.

Learn more about MGCOOL Explorer:

MGCool Explorer 4K Gallery

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  1. anthom
    May 17, 2017

    Ah such a great box haha it looks handy i would be love to reviews the 4k result under water

  2. Federico Menéndez
    May 18, 2017

    Very good review. The product seems very interesting

  3. Julio Pedregosa
    May 18, 2017

    I like the camera and the design seems very very good. I see it has good value for money

  4. Emi Geek
    May 18, 2017

    will you do a complete review? Thanks

  5. Jonathan dos Santos
    May 18, 2017

    Very good specs. WHich is the prize?

    • JimMorisson
      May 19, 2017

      What prize are you talking about?

  6. Armando Jaleo
    May 18, 2017

    Waiting for see a complete review about it

  7. rossya88
    May 19, 2017

    Another cheap chinese camera, looks good on paper, but in reality probably doesn’t even work, wouldn’t take it even if it was offered for me for free

  8. I_am_Emily
    May 19, 2017

    when will full review come out? I’m interested to read it

  9. Alan Mehr
    May 19, 2017

    Hey, do you have any photos taken with this camera? I would like to see them, thanks

  10. YooMii
    May 19, 2017

    Nice review, definitely makes me wanna get this camera, but I’ll wait for the full review first!