Some days ago we’ve checked out the MGCOOL Explorer that is already on the market and shipping.
Today, we have a look at MGCOOL’s latest Explorer 1S, an action cam that can shoot 4K videos at an higher frame rate, thus making it appealing to more advanced users.The MGCOOL Explorer 1S is powered by a NT96660 chipset paired up with a 20 mega-pixel Sony IMX 078 sensor which allows it to record 4K videos at 24fps and capture 20MP still images.
The camera also shoots 2K (2560*1440) videos at 30fps if you want smoother videos, 1080p videos @60fps and 720p @120fps.The Explorer 1S uses the H.264 codec and its viewing angle can be set to 70 , 110 , 140 and 170 for different use scenarios.MGCOOL Explorer 1S SpecificationsProcessor: Novatek NT96660Camera Sensor: SONY IMX 078Material: PlasticWaterproof: Waterproof case,30m depthWifi: 10mDisplay: 2.0inch TFT Screen (320*240)Field of view: 70 , 110 ,140 ,170 Compression Mode: H.264Image Format: JPEGVideo Format: MP4Image Resolution: 20M/16M/14M/12M/10M/8M/5MVideo Resolution:4K 24fps（QuickTime player required）, 2K(2560*1440)30fps,1080P(1920 x 1080)60fps/30fps,720P(1280*720) 120fps/60fps/30fpsBattery: 1050mAh Li-ion battery/1080P working time 80minsCharging: 5V/1A,2 hours.Extended Memory: 64GB TF cardInterface Type: USB,HDMILanguage: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Russian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish Join GizChina on TelegramAesthetically the MGCOOL Explorer 1S looks sleek, it comes in two colors: grey and black.
It has a power/mode button on the front and a shutter on the top.
On the left we side we find the AIO, microUSB, HDMI and microSD slots, while on the right side there are two buttons for menu navigation.In the box you’ll find various accessories, like the waterproof case, camera bracket, bicycle stand, two helmet bases, a clip, USB cable and an user manual.The MGCOOL Explorer 1S is now on sale for $49.99 from online retailers like Gearbest.
At this price point this camera has a good price-to-performance ratio and users that are getting into recording action won’t have to spend a lot to finally record 4K videos.But that’s just our opinion, what’s your take on these cheaper action cameras?