Price and specifications
MGCOOL Explorer 1S action camera

7.5
Brand: MGCOOL
Video Resolution 4K
Video Frame Rate 60 fps
Sensor type CMOS
Wide Angle 170 °
Wi-Fi Yes
Charging time 120 m
Display screen Yes
Waterproof Yes

Action cameras MGCOOL Explorer 1S action camera

Release DateDecember 2017
Availability On sale
Brand MGCOOL
Model Explorer 1S action camera

MGCOOL Explorer 1S by Redskull Youtube review

Description: MGCOOL Explorer 1S is a budget-friendly camera that costs around $55-$60. Sporting the Novatek 96660 and Sony IMX078 image sensor, this cam may be able to record 4K video but it’s certainly won’t be the true 4K. If you record in 4K recording with this cam, you’re actually recording in 2K that interpolated into 4K size. The video quality is not bad especially for the daylight footage, but the low-light mode picture is a bit dark and gray in certain area. The stabilizer mode is also not working because video is still shaky whether you turn it on or off

Pros

  • Sports the Novatek 96660 chipset & Sony IMX078 image sensor
  • Able to record footage in multiple frame rates: 4K @24FPS, 2K @30FPS, 1080p @60/@30FPS
  • Packages includes waterproof case (up to 30m)
  • Has HDR & Image Stabilizer
  • Colors quality in daylight is sharp and has enough details
  • Video recording is smooth
  • Supports Smartphone connect & car mode
  • Microphone sounds is clear

Cons

  • The 4K recording isn’t a true 4K (interpolated)
  • Stabilization mode isn’t working
  • Body is made of plastic
  • Low-light mode is average, some parts lack details

Photos

Shooting

Video Resolution
4K
Video Frame Rate
60 fps

System

Chipset Novatek 96660
Functions FPV Output, Night Vision

Memory

Memory card support
MicroSD
Max Capacity 64 Gb

Image sensor

Image Sensor
SONY IMX078
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor Size
1/2.3 inches

Lens

Wide Angle
170 ° (degrees)

Connectivity

HDMI Output
No
Wi-Fi
Yes

Screen

Display screen
Yes
Screen type LTPS
Screen resolution 320x240 px
Screen size
2 " (inches)

Battery

Battery Capacity
1050 mAh (fa fa-battery-full)
Charging time 120 m (minutes)

Design

Waterproof
Yes
Color Black, Silver
Length
59 mm
Width
41 mm
Height
29 mm
Weight
63 g (grams)