The MGCOOL Explorer Pro 2 features a large 2-inch touch display, which makes using the camera easier and more efficient, as well as a 6-element Sharkeye wide-angle HD lens, something that isn’t available in any other competing action cameras. Behind the lens is a Sony IMX179 back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor that’s complemented with 170-degree ultra-wide-angle technology.
The camera features four control buttons. Ok/Record is on top, Mode/Power is on the front, and Up and Down buttons sit on the right side. You’ll need to use them to navigate through the menu system to configure the camera functions. The interface isn’t too confusing, but you’ll definitely want to dive in and change some settings to get started—timestamps are enabled by default, for example, and not everyone wants the date and time permanently watermarked on video.
The MGCOOL Explorer Pro 2 promises 30fps 4K recording, but its actual output is 28fps, which caused some problems with editing. Adobe Premiere Pro CC wasn’t able to export a file at the appropriate frame rate at all. There’s also built-in Wi-Fi. You can turn it on by pressing the Up button on the side of the camera.
The MGCOOL Explorer Pro 2 is equipped with a 1050mAh battery which allows it to shoot up to 100 minutes of 4K video at 25 fps. It also ships with a waterproof case, capable of resisting water up to 30 meters.
You can set the camera to 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60 or 30fps, and 720p at 120, 60, or 30fps. Looping, which continues to record short clips until the memory card fills and then overwrites the oldest ones, it’s on flash sale at coolicool with the price of $49.99