Explorer ES action camera 2.7K / 1080p 60f £26.09 @ GearBest (Pre-Order)
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Explorer ES action camera 2.7K / 1080p 60f £26.09 @ GearBest (Pre-Order)

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Found 1st Apr 2017
MGCOOL Explorer ES 3K action sport camera
Allwinner V3 chipset
1080P / 60fps video resolution, ultra high definition video shooting for a clear image
16MP still image resolution
170 degree wide angle
2 inch screen
WiFi connection, up to 10m WiFi distance
Support max 64G extended TF card ( not included )
Waterproof housing case, up to 30m waterproof
Removable 1050mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, support about 80 minutes working time at 1080P
You can download the APP "MGCOOL Explorer ES" in Google Play or Apple Store

Ignore the 1800p / 2.7k format - not worth using over 1080p@60frames

This has the added feature of auto-recording when powered-on (car accessory mode)

Most action cameras do not have the auto recording feature..

Made by Elephone / Elecam (Explorer / Explorer Pro rebrand)

Worth £26 !!delivered
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Package Contents: 1 x Action Camera with Waterproof Case, 1 x Camera Bracket, 1 x Clip, 1 x USB Data Cable, 1 x Bicycle Stand, 2 x Helmet Base, 1 x Adaptor, 1 x English User Manual. Heat
Is there any buyer protection from this sitem
K0YS

Is there any buyer protection from this sitem


As with all China based sellers - use Paypal, its all the protection you'll get. In the event of problem, try to make a claim from Paypal. Sending items back to China is too expensive. Personally never had problems with Gearbest, but they are not known for good customer service in the event of a problem.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 1st Apr 2017
K0YS

Is there any buyer protection from this sitem



​When ordering from gearbest get parcel insurance on postage.
Went without for a £3 item and they tried fobbing me of. Went to PayPal for refund.
I quite like gearbest, never has any problems.. bought lots of electronics / mobiles A*
personally, i wouldnt shop with any site that had such appalling customer services tales.
found no reviews of it on youtube

Never had any problems with gearbest, recently bought some Xiaomi items and they were delivered promptly (much faster then aliexpress and dhgate).

Have some heat, looks like a very promising product.

help321

found no reviews of it on youtube



Well it's brand new and on pre-order, I doubt there will be any reviews yet.


Edited by: "Yakkal303" 1st Apr 2017
customs charges?
MeteorUK

Never had any problems with gearbest, recently bought some Xiaomi items … Never had any problems with gearbest, recently bought some Xiaomi items and they were delivered promptly (much faster then aliexpress and dhgate).Have some heat, looks like a very promising product.Well it's brand new and on pre-order, I doubt there will be any reviews yet.



im sceptical about the specs and price
or even if these specs would be true
what is so special about this camera compared to 4K action camera sold at Amazon?
normally these action camera posts will get cold vote, but this post get HOT?
hope fellow members here could help explain, what is the advantage of this camera compared to what were sold at ebay/amazon?

many thanks.
if this is anything like elecam explorer elite then it will be well worth the money. I bought the afore mentioned for a trip to thailand and got some great underwater footage.
https://youtu.be/4t4ALGcE9Ao

Seems decent for the price for those who don't want to splash out 200-400 on a go pro.
kos1c

​When ordering from gearbest get parcel insurance on postage. Went w … ​When ordering from gearbest get parcel insurance on postage. Went without for a £3 item and they tried fobbing me of. Went to PayPal for refund.


So since PayPal will give you a refund, why get insurance?
Great deal but what puts me off these deals is not knowing if it will arrive and if you will get stung for customs duty. I have had not insured / tracked items never arrive. I have had insured / tracked items arrive but have had to pay a hefty import duty. Great if all goes ok but a hassle if not.
looks very similar to my Eken E9 knock off.
TiptreeJam

Great deal but what puts me off these deals is not knowing if it will … Great deal but what puts me off these deals is not knowing if it will arrive and if you will get stung for customs duty. I have had not insured / tracked items never arrive. I have had insured / tracked items arrive but have had to pay a hefty import duty. Great if all goes ok but a hassle if not.


They will usually mark it as a gift anyway which you only pay duty on above £39. So you would be very unlucky to be hot with this.
Just buy thought PayPal and don't pay extra fro insured delivery
bouncy99

personally, i wouldnt shop with any site that had such appalling customer … personally, i wouldnt shop with any site that had such appalling customer services tales.


Your missing out then. I have bought a fair few things (including 4 phones) from the likes of gearbest banggood and geekbuying and never had an issue, only got hit for customs once when i paid for the upgraded delivery​ (thanks DHL.....)
What is night time/low light performance of this likely to be like? Tempted at this price for a replacement dashcam.
lidds

Your missing out then. I have bought a fair few things (including 4 … Your missing out then. I have bought a fair few things (including 4 phones) from the likes of gearbest banggood and geekbuying and never had an issue, only got hit for customs once when i paid for the upgraded delivery​ (thanks DHL.....)


its their customer services, not the fear of customs charges which they avoid paying
knack

So since PayPal will give you a refund, why get insurance?



​True. Didn't think of it that way.
I have an Ele-Cam (elephone) Explorer Pro. Image stabilization, excellent in low light (Sony sensor) .. Any dashcam better than none..
Worth a punt, will update if it arrives
bouncy99

personally, i wouldnt shop with any site that had such appalling customer … personally, i wouldnt shop with any site that had such appalling customer services tales.



Even though people regularly post deals on here with most more than happy with the service from China

Dont cut your nose off to spite your face, its like everything in life you take chances (or live life like a bore)
bouncy99

its their customer services, not the fear of customs charges which they … its their customer services, not the fear of customs charges which they avoid paying


I had an item on preorder the other day and changed my mind 2 weeks after ordering (it was actually the 1s version of this camera)
Went on live chat and asked to cancel, before the convo had even finished I had an email from PayPal saying I had been given a refund. Don't think even amazon can match that customer service!
231bhp

What is night time/low light performance of this likely to be like? … What is night time/low light performance of this likely to be like? Tempted at this price for a replacement dashcam.



It will be cheap interpolated tripe, go with a mobius action camera.
lidds

I had an item on preorder the other day and changed my mind 2 weeks after … I had an item on preorder the other day and changed my mind 2 weeks after ordering (it was actually the 1s version of this camera)Went on live chat and asked to cancel, before the convo had even finished I had an email from PayPal saying I had been given a refund. Don't think even amazon can match that customer service!


i think amazon would be as near instant on a preorder, and considering they wouldnt have shipped it, gearbest wouldnt have had an excuse not to refund you. Its the faults and lost items where the service is awful.
Not sure whether the MGCOOL Explorer WiFi 4K Sports Camera - SILVER 208049402 for an extra fiver is a better deal. Sems yo have Sony sensor rather than this Geko Micro GC2023. that I don't know anything about.

Are these both gopro rip offs and can utilise the same accessories as gopro?
Edited by: "rheumatoid" 2nd Apr 2017
bouncy99

i think amazon would be as near instant on a preorder, and considering … i think amazon would be as near instant on a preorder, and considering they wouldnt have shipped it, gearbest wouldnt have had an excuse not to refund you. Its the faults and lost items where the service is awful.


You obviously just don't like them. Just use PayPal win win
Use AliExpress instead. Plenty of GoPro copies on there (including Hero 5). Great quality if you can't justify GoPro prices
lidds

You obviously just don't like them. Just use PayPal win win


ive just read concerning reviews, and as a result, i wouldnt use them, thats all.
£26.41 for me
LOL_is_stupid

Use AliExpress instead. Plenty of GoPro copies on there (including Hero … Use AliExpress instead. Plenty of GoPro copies on there (including Hero 5). Great quality if you can't justify GoPro prices



Don't like them
rheumatoid

Not sure whether the MGCOOL Explorer WiFi 4K Sports Camera - SILVER … Not sure whether the MGCOOL Explorer WiFi 4K Sports Camera - SILVER 208049402 for an extra fiver is a better deal. Sems yo have Sony sensor rather than this Geko Micro GC2023. that I don't know anything about.Are these both gopro rip offs and can utilise the same accessories as gopro?


You know if this model turns on automatically for dashcam use? I wonder is there a name for that specification?
How does this one compare to the other more expensive MGCOOL explorer cams available on gearbest? I'm after a WiFi camera for remote underwater shooting.
Engineer_Matt

How does this one compare to the other more expensive MGCOOL explorer … How does this one compare to the other more expensive MGCOOL explorer cams available on gearbest? I'm after a WiFi camera for remote underwater shooting.



I can't work it out and its doing my head in. I think it largely comes down to the sensor. This one seems to use a GC2023 which apears to be only 2MP with higher still and video resolutions being achieved by interpolation.

The Explorer 4k seems to use an 8MP Sony sensor that again uses interpolation for some of its higher resolutions.

The ? top of the range 1S uses a 12.4MP Sony sensor and a different chipset but again uses interpolation for max resolutions. also has image stabilisation which is a big bonus.

See:
http://www.mgcool.cc/

Might have got it completely wrong though. anyway, I'm going for the 4k explorer for the extra £5 with a known sensor and less interpolation.
Edited by: "rheumatoid" 3rd Apr 2017
rheumatoid

I can't work it out and its doing my head in. I think it largely comes … I can't work it out and its doing my head in. I think it largely comes down to the sensor. This one seems to use a GC2023 which apears to be only 2MP with higher still and video resolutions being achieved by interpolation.The Explorer 4k seems to use an 8MP Sony sensor that again uses interpolation for some of its higher resolutions.The ? top of the range 1S uses a 12.4MP Sony sensor and a different chipset but again uses interpolation for max resolutions. also has image stabilisation which is a big bonus.See:http://www.mgcool.cc/Might have got it completely wrong though. anyway, I'm going for the 4k explorer for the extra £5 with a known sensor and less interpolation.



​Thanks for the info. I decided to have a punt on one of these and also ordered a Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite to have a play with before this one is released.
Engineer_Matt

​Thanks for the info. I decided to have a punt on one of these and also o … ​Thanks for the info. I decided to have a punt on one of these and also ordered a Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite to have a play with before this one is released.


Just out of curiosity, why did you buy both? Does not the explorer elite have better quality internals.
Jimbo123

Just out of curiosity, why did you buy both? Does not the explorer elite … Just out of curiosity, why did you buy both? Does not the explorer elite have better quality internals.



​I bought the Mgcool one first, I had planned to use it on the bottom of my rc bait boat and use the WiFi app to see around the lake. Only later I found out that the WiFi signals don't work through water. I then decided that an action cam with VA output would work so I could mount a WiFi transmitter to the top of the boat and output the video feed from the camera to the transmitter. There is very little infomation on this camera and I didn't no weather this would output video via the mini USB so I looked for an alternative. I found the elephone explorer elite to be the best option for the price. If I had known earlier I may not have bought the other but I'll use it as a better dash cam if nothing else.
In my experience all these small action cameras are pretty bad quality. Yes they're cheap but for me I just couldn't appreciate the photos or movies from them...
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