Elephone Elecam Explorer S by Redskull Youtube review
Description: For a camera that costs around $60, Elephone Elecam Explorer S offers you a 4K recording experience. Before you get too excited, however, the Allwinner V3 CPU isn’t the kind of CPU that supports 4K. This means that you probably will record footage in 2K and it will be interpolated to 4K. Talking about Allwinner V3, the microphone sounds produced will also echo and sometimes buzzing. Both recordings and taking pictures with this camera don’t turn out good. It lacks details, not sharp, and certainly has pixelation issue. It’s better if you choose another camera rather than this one.
Employs Allwinner V3 chipset & Sony IMX179 image sensor
Supports Wi-Fi mode, car mode, and Smartphone connect
Able to record footage in multiple frame rates: 4K @30FPS, 2.7K @30FPS, 1080p @60/@30FPS, 720p @120FPS
Package includes waterproof case (30m)
Microphone sounds is bit out of synch
Can capture up to 16MP still images
The 4K recording isn’t the true 4K (interpolated)
In-built display screen isn’t bright enough for outdoor activities
On-board panel doesn’t have good viewing angle
No Image Stabilizer
Camera footage isn’t great
Nighttime recording is very dark and has no details
Effective Pixels How much effective pixels the action camera has, it's measured in MPX (megapixel). These pixels are used for capturing the incoming light. These pixels are the ones that take the image/video. New cameras have the ability to decreas the pixel number, which you would use if you want to make a picture smaller. This process doesn't use less pixels, it just resizes the image.
16 Mpx (megapixels)
Video Resolution This is the pixel number that a display or a camera sensor has (refers to the digital image of the action camera). If the action camera has a higher resolution, that means that it is capable of taking shots that have more pixels. If you have more pixels then they can provide the display with the ability of more visual information. So, simply put, the higher the resolution, the better images/videos your action camera will be able to take. The best resolution an action camera can have is 4K, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160).
Video Frame Rate The frame rate or FPS at which the action camera takes it pictures/videos. Many high quality cameras record at 30 fps. Frame rate or FPS in many occasions is reffered to as frame frequency. This is measured in hertz. Most of the movies are made at 24 fps so, you won't be needing more than 30 fps on your action camera.
Camera Timer, Night Vision
Memory card support Information that lets you know if the action camera is capable of recieving external storage. A memory card is basically an external storage card on which you can store anything you like. There are memory cards up to 512 gb of storage. So, you would like to have a camera that has a memory card slot.
Image Sensor Detailed information about the model of the sensor used by the action camera. There are 2 types of camera sensors: CCD (charged coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor). CCD sensor are now older and a bit outdated. The CMOS sensors are more efficient, they require much less power, and are performing better for high-speed burst modes.
Sensor Size The size of the sensor that the action camera uses. Small cameras have a sensor that is 1/2.3-inch or a 1 inch. There are lots of sensor sizes such as the 1/2.3-inch (6.3 x 4.7mm), 1/1.7-inch (7.6 x 5.7mm). 1-inch (13.2 x 8.8mm), Micro Four Thirds or 4/3 (17.3 x 13mm), APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm), APS-H (26.6 x 17.9mm), Full-frame (36 x 24mm) and the largest one - Medium-format (44 x 33mm).
Wide Angle How wide the angle of the lens is. A wude angle lense is used to take small scene pictures or close up pictures.
170 ° (degrees)
HDMI Output HDMI is a cable that outputs image and sound at the same time. This cable is used more and more nowadays for computers, laptops, TV's and more. It's good to have this function on your action camera because it's a very easy and fast way to connect to a display of your choosing.
Wi-Fi Information whether the action camera can connect to a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It is used to provide high-speed data connections between the data from the action camera, mobile, other devices and nearby Wi-Fi access points.
Display screen Whether or not the action camera has a display screen. The display screen is used for viewing images or videos you take with the camera or when you want to take a picture/video with it, you can see what the camera sees through this screen.
Screen size Of the full size of the action camera, how much space does the Display area cover (measured in inches)
2 " (inches)
Battery Capacity Information about the capacity of the battery. Measured in Milliamp Hours or mAh. The bigger the mAh the longer your action camera stays up and running. The battery capacity on cameras is around 1000-1500 mAh.
60 m (minutes)
Waterproof This means that the action camera is water resistant. In case you drop it in water (if it's waterproof) it will not sustain any damage.
Black, bright orange
Length How big the camera is from one end to the other.
Width How big the camera is from one side to the other.
Height How big the camera is from bottom to top, or head to foot. Basically how tall the camera is.
Weight How much the camera weighs. Measured in grams (g)
60 g (grams)
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