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MGCOOL Explorer unboxing and first impressions

Finally after months of news and renders the first reallife photos of the MGCOOL Explorer have been arrived and we must say it really looks like the earlier released renders and it looks very good! The MGCOOL Explorer comes with a 170 degree wide lens, with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 179 sensor and an Allwinner V3 SOC. The camera has 4K capabilities and is able to shoot full 1080P HD video at 60fps.


  • High-quality 4K footage: 3840×2160@15 fps, Full HD@60 fps & standard HD@120fps
  • 6G lens with an ultra-wide 170° field of view
  • 16M Sony IMX 179 sensor
  • Allwinner V3 processor
  • Video format: MP4
  • USB &HDMI output interface
  • H.264 codec
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 1050mAh Li-on battery

Design & Usability

The MGCOOL Explorer is mountable and can be hold easily in the hands. The MGCOOL Explorer has wiredrawing craft on the sturdy body and though the material is plastic, the body of this device has a metal look. The 2-inch TFT display and takes up nearly a whole side of the device. The buttons on the sides of the camera seems to be designed for easy operating.


The package consists of the camera, a hard case that makes it dust, shock and waterproof for as deep as 30m. Do take note that the camera on its own is already water-resistant to some extent and that’s a good thing. Additional contents include a bracket, clip, data cable, bicycle stand, helmet base and adaptor.

The MGCOOL Explorer is now on a promotion at one of MGCOOL’s authorized dealers: Gearbest for just $39.99. Which is a very good price for an action camera.