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MGCOOL Explorer 3 vs Yi 4K, which camera do you like?

27 December 2017 3

The newly launched Explorer 3 is yet another compact and fully feature-packed camera from MGCOOL. The camera can even outdo many existing action cameras when it comes to pricing. MGCOOL products have always been light on the customers’ budget when compared to other action cameras. Taking an instance of the company’s latest camera, the Explorer 3, it has everything that you may want for your terrific photography. The camera is 4K-enable and holds plenty of new features.

One of the main advantages of the MGCOOL Explorer 3 over its competitor Yi 4K is indeed the price and this point changes the whole game plan. The device is available for only $100 if you consider Gearbest to buy the same. On the contrary, Yi 4K is available for around $200, this is a direct $100 more than the Explorer 3.

Wider shots -

MGCOOL Explorer 3 can shoot 4K videos at 30fps with support for 170-degree wide angle technology, thus enables you to capture the wide image. Well, you can also shoot 4K videos at 30fps from Yi 4K but it has a 155-degree wide angle sensor, which means you don’t get as wide shots as Explorer 3. Apart from this, the camera from MGCOOL also lets you shoot FHD and HD videos at 60 fps and 120 fps.

Display -

MGCOOL Explorer 3 has a compact form factor thus it has a tiny 2-inch touchscreen so that you could easily access its features. Yi 4K also has a small touch screen but it’s a bit larger than the Explorer 3.

Performance -

MGCOOL Explorer 3 has a Panasonic 34112 sensor with 7G Sharp Lens that lets you capture images up to 14MP. However, the Yi 4K includes a Sony IMX377 sensor capable of capturing up to 12MP photos. This suggests that the Explorer 3 helps you to snap images with increased size compared to the Yi 4K action camera.

While MGCOOL Explorer 3 is equipped with an iCatch V50 processor, the YI 4K runs on Ambarella A9SE processor.

Battery -

In battery department, Yi 4K wins the point over the Explorer 3, however, by almost a negligible amount. MGCOOL Explorer 3 is powered by a 1100mAh battery with the capability to shoot 4K videos at 30fps for 75 minutes. Talking about the Yi 4K, it includes a 1400mAh battery, which enables you to shoot 4K videos at 30fps for a period of 110 minutes.

Miscellaneous -

Some of the advanced features of the MGCOOL Explorer 3 make it a better player over the Yi 4K. MGCOOL Explorer 3 is water-resistant up to 30m and also provides support for Native 4K at 30fps, EIS, dual-channel stereo audio, gyroscope, self-timer, slow motion including car mode. The Yi 4K also provides support for Lens Distortion Correction (LDC), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, timer and slow motion.

Also, the car mode in the Explorer 3 helps you to shoot road while driving without causing any disturbance. The integration of drawing technology is a big bonus since it provides adequate grip during usage.

So, if you’re one of those who craves for more at a lesser price, then definitely MGCOOL Explorer 3 action camera is worth suitable for you. The device is available on Gearbest under the flash sale at only $100, so hurry as the stock can end anytime.


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