Well, ever wanted to record videos or capture pictures from the undersea and can’t decide which action camera to go for? Be less worried because this review is exclusively for you. Here, let us have a look at one of the most amazing action cameras that can be bought under a low budget. And that camera is called the MGcool Explorer Pro 4k.
There are a few reasons I have considered before I judged it to be the best. In those several reasons, the main reasons are that it is available for a reasonable price and a massive rating added with a lot of positive reviews on Amazon that makes it one of the best action cameras to buy. In this article we’ll discuss about its Key features, Video Quality, Outdoor Possibilities (such as its water proof aspect, Wi-Fi eligibility and mobile control feature), the contents of the box and the Pros and Cons of the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K with the final verdict that could probably help you with your decision. Read the review till the end so you do not miss out a thing since I’ve summarized all the important details that you should know before making your decision.
- Featured with an Ultra High Definition 4K video clarity which is really impressive.
- Captures 4K 30fps/2.7K 30fps/1080p 60fps videos.
- Comes with a pretty wide lens called “SHARKEYE” that helps the camera deliver sharp pictures. Manages to control the Fish eye visibility to a certain extent.
- 16MP image resolution. You can capture still images with the 16MP camera.
- Comes with 2 rechargeable batteries of 1050mAh (each battery can be used to capture a video of a minimum of 100 minutes)
- The camera is completely waterproof with its waterproof case.
- Has 2 inch TFT screen on the back end of the camera which doesn’t just help us to view the picture, but to change a variety of settings as well. The touch quality is really amazing and convenient.
- Better performance on dim light situations with the Sony IMX79 sensor.
- It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 50ft/15m. Connectivity with phones through the app called Mgcool Explorer using Wi-Fi. By doing this you can take the full control of the camera even when the camera is immersed in water or anywhere else for that matter. This feature is very brilliant and helps a lot during the undersea photography.
- It also has a driving mode which allows itself to switch on upon getting power and switch off when it’s shut from the power supply.
With the 16MP camera, the videos taken in the proper lighting are really of a good quality. It’s a bit of a poor experience when it comes to video capturing at a dim light. It’s a problem with almost all the cameras. I can say that it has the best video quality at its price range. It’s obvious not to expect all the ultimate features of an action camera in a budget action camera like the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K. Considering the price of this camera, there are a very little of the things that can be complained about.
With the 170 degree super wide angle lens called the Shark Eyes, MGcool Explorer Pro 4K delivers exceptional skip free HD video that is sharper compared to any other action cameras in this price range. Its accuracy in capturing every little detail is absolutely well appreciated. Besides these features, the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K also allows us to change the various settings for better quality pictures and videos according to the level of lighting.
The Wi-Fi allows the camera to connect to a phone through the MGcool Explorer App. By connecting to the phone, the phone can take the complete control of camera. It can view, change settings, record, capture and save everything in the phone as well. This way you can share photos and videos anytime and anywhere. You can download the official MGcool Explorer App either for an Android or an iOS device.
In addition, you can find more ideas on using camera underwater and in other outdoor activities on the MGcool official website.
Talking about the battery, the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K comes with two rechargeable batteries of 1050mAh. This provides the camera with an amazing battery backup. Each of the batteries can video capture an average of 100 minutes. This makes it an exceptional camera to buy.
Contents of the box
- MGcool Explorer Pro 4K – 1 Nos.
- 1050mAh Batteries – 2 Nos.
- Waterproof Case – 1 Nos.
- Camera Bracket – 1 Nos.
- USB cable – 1 Nos.
- Bicycle Stand – 1 Nos.
- Helmet Base – 1 Nos.
- Adapter – 1 Nos.
- User Manual – 1 Nos.
- Brilliant picture quality at the price range compared to others.
- The technology of the SHARKEYES lens is really impressive and helps the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K deliver amazing skip free and sharp videos.
- The 2 inch TFT display is absolutely tremendous and is really easy to use compared to the buttons it has.
- It comes with a tripod is really a plus point. You don’t have to spend again on getting a tripod for it.
- The waterproof case is designed very well to equip the camera inside waters.
- The quality of the pictures inside water is very good for the price range.
- Comes with a cool bag to carry the camera and its accessories.
- Last but never the least, the two 1050mAh batteries that we get inside the box. We can video capture an average of 100 minutes from each battery, which makes it a 200 massive video recording with two batteries.
- The picture quality is challenged when it comes to conditions of low lighting, dim lighting or at situations of darkness.
- Doesn’t meet all the expectations of all the high priced action cameras. Of course never can we expect those features in a camera at this price range.
VERDICT for MGcool Explorer Pro 4k
Of course it does not meet all the features of luxury action cameras that are priced highly. But I found the MGcool Explorer Pro 4K to be the best action camera at its price range. It’s a low priced action camera that is very rich in Features like Wi-Fi connectivity, Phone Connectivity, SHARKEYES lens and the Battery duration. It provides a great value for money. It surely might not be a good choice for a high-end professional use, but in fact the best for a budget action camera with a lots of features and for casual purposes, to capture the moments of life. I hope the review helped you in making your decision.