First impression of new MGCOOL Explorer 1S: good quality with low price

MGCOOL has been very busy lately. Not only have they released a handful of 4K action cameras like Explorer, Explorer Elite, and Explorer Pro, but they have been working hard on a new product MGCOOL Explorer 1S.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S runs on NT96660 and adopts 20 mega-pixel Sony IMX 078 sensor, which enables it to record 4K video at 24 frames per second (QuickTime player required) and capture 20M still images.

Besides, it also supports shooting 2K (2560*1440)@30fps, Full HD@60fps, 720P@120fps. H.264 is used in this camera for encoding videos.

Another advantage of this camera is that it has four view angles: 70°, 110°, 140°, 170°. It is very useful for framing distant views.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

Detail Specs:

  • Processor: Novatek NT96660
  • Camera Sensor: SONY IMX 078
  • Material: Plastic
  • Waterproof: Waterproof case,30m depth
  • Wifi: 10m
  • Display: 2.0inch TFT Screen (320*240)
  • Field of view: 70°, 110°,140°,170°
  • Compression Mode: H.264
  • Image Format: JPEG
  • Video Format: MP4
  • Image Resolution: 20M/16M/14M/12M/10M/8M/5M
  • Video Resolution:4K 24fps(QuickTime player required), 2K(2560*1440)30fps, 1080P(1920 x 1080)60fps/30fps,720P(1280*720) 120fps/60fps/30fps
  • Battery: 1050mAh Li-ion battery/1080P working time 80mins
  • Charging: 5V/1A,2 hours.
  • Extended Memory: 64GB TF card
  • Interface Type: USB,HDMI
  • Language: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Russian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S feels light. However, the exquisite wiredrawing craft makes it looks like made of metal. So it will not look cheap though it is made mostly of plastic.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

The camera body is very compact, great to hold and easy to operate. The menu is operated with a few buttons: up, down, and ok (with the shutter).

The menu is only a couple of levels deep but has many options. It is simple enough to navigate, although pressing the small buttons requires some efforts.

The packaging contains a bunch of accessories for usage in various conditions. The box includes one MGCOOL Explorer, one waterproof case (30m), one camera bracket, one bicycle stand, two helmet base, one clip, USB cable and User Manual.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S

The MGCOOL Explorer 1S won’t cost you big money. Only at $49.99, it is now on a promotion at one of MGCOOL’s authorized dealers – Gearbest.

It’s spring now. If you want to go outdoors to have fun with your kids, The MGCOOL Explorer will not fail you in capture actions.

MGCOOL Explorer 1S