GoPro makes awesome action cameras, but not everyone can afford them. That’s why companies like MGCool are increasingly carving out their own niche by offering equally good action cameras at affordable price tags. Following the success of Explorer 1S and Explorer ES, the Chinese company has launched a new MGCool Explorer Pro with enhanced specs. It is available in black and silver color options.
The new Explorer packs powerful specs
The MGCool Explorer Pro boasts of some high-end specs such as 4K resolution at a price tag of just $70. It is aimed at adventure enthusiasts who don’t want to spend a huge amount on GoPro cameras. The Explorer Pro is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps, 2.7K footage at 30fps, and 1080p videos at 60fps. You can also capture 720p videos at 120 frames per second.
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It has a 2-inch LCD screen that gives users a good idea of what they are capturing. Users can also play back the videos with sound. The action cam comes with a housing that ensures waterproofing up to a depth of 30 meters. It also includes time lapse and slo-mo shooting mode, which is particularly suited for sports video recording. MGCool uses Sony’s IMX179 sensor. The IMX179 offers back-side illumination (BSI), which allows the camera to capture high-quality images even in low-light conditions.
MGCool Explorer Pro specs
The MGCool Explorer Pro is powered by Allwinner V3 processor that supports H.264 video recording at 4K/30fps and 1080p/60fps. The camera features a 1050mAh rechargeable battery. The Chinese company claims that the battery lasts up to 100 minutes of 4K video shooting. The Explorer Pro features WiFi that allows you to connect the camera to your Android or iOS smartphone. Using the MGCool Explorer Pro app, you can control the camera using your smartphone and upload photos directly to your phone.
Sharkeye sets it apart from others
The biggest highlight of the MGCool Explorer Pro is the 6G “Sharkeye” wide-angle lens. It gives you 170-degree ultra-wide field of view. Most wide-angle lenses cause some distortion on photos and videos. Sharkeye ensures that there is no distortion, even when shooting 4K videos. The Sharkeye lens also optimizes light transmission and color reproduction, meaning you can capture brighter footage with more vivid colors.
MGCool is confident that Sharkeye helps Explorer Pro capture photos and videos that match or exceed the GoPro Hero 4 in quality.
MGCool Explorer Pro is compact and easy to use
It offers up to 64GB of storage. MGCool claims that its camera can be charged fully in two hours using the 5V/1A adapter. The Explorer Pro measures 59 x 41 x 29mm, and weighs just 55g. Its compact size means it won’t occupy too much space in your backpack. It’s also pretty easy to use, and the buttons are easy to navigate. It doesn’t require special technical knowledge.
Overall, the MGCool Explorer Pro is a compact and affordable action camera. You can carry it around to record outdoor sports, adventures, and concerts. It costs only a fraction of GoPro Hero cameras. The camera is available for purchase on Amazon.com. You can get an additional 8% discount on the action camera using the coupon code: 7TL7HHYP.