Watch: MGCOOL Explorer 1S Unboxing, First Look & Video Guide

MGCOOL Explorer 1S VS YI 4K

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S is one of the best cameras the Chinese accessories maker has to offer, with its ability to shoot 4K videos at 24fps and some more neat features. MGCOOL have now released a video to show us how it comes in the box and how to use it, a very useful video for those who are buying their first action camera.

The video begins with the unboxing, obviously, after that the guy proceeds to show every port and button on the tiny camera, as well as the 2-inch LCD on the back.

MGCOOL also shows how to remove the included 1050mAh battery, which can be very tricky at times on these action cameras, then we see what else they include in the package, such as the user manual, brackets and USB cable.

Now that we know what’s what, we have a demonstration on how to use the MGCOOL Explorer 1S. We can check out every settings, such as resolution, loop recording, time-lapse recording, OSD mode, HDR and more. To modify them you simply click the “OK” on the top of the camera and you’ll see the different options.

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In this video we also see how to properly sync the Explorer 1S to your smartphone, once again, this might look easy for some but beginners will really appreciate the video guidance.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

Now a quick sum up of the MGCOOL Explorer 1S’ specs: Novatek NT96660 processor, Sony IMX078 image sensor, 2-inch display and a 1050mAh battery. The camera can shoot 4K videos at 24fps and capture images at up to 20MP, with the included 5V/1A it can also record 2 hours of video loop.

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S is available in Black and Silver from online retailers like Gearbest or Banggood.

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  1. Federico Menéndez
    May 23, 2017

    If we check the prize and the specs, I think it is a crazy crazy prize. Very good for Mgcool

  2. Julio Pedregosa
    May 23, 2017

    This type of guide is very very useful. Thanks for sharing

  3. Emi Geek
    May 23, 2017

    It is the first time I have heard about this Sony Sensor. Has it enough quality?

  4. Jonathan dos Santos
    May 23, 2017

    Has it APP for control since smartphone? It would be very useful for users

  5. Armando Jaleo
    May 23, 2017

    I have tried it and I can confirm the device is really good noticing the prize

  6. Jake99
    May 24, 2017

    The specifications are impressive and it looks like mgcool has put thought into the complection as well, but I’d like to hear some reviews from regular users, is this camera worth the money and is the video and image quality good??

  7. rossya88
    May 26, 2017

    I love this camera! I got it for a cruise and the water excursions. I didn’t know if I’d like doing it and didn’t want to buy the more expensive option so thought the mgcool was worth a try. I’m so glad I got it. It’s easy to use and conveniently small. I have lots of underwater memories now. My only complaint is the software which I was never able to use – and connect for my phone.

  8. JimMorisson
    May 26, 2017

    looks cheap to be honest, I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a camera to be good at this price range, just another Chinese mass produced poor quality camera… wouldn’t recommend anyone getting any of the cameras from this company…