Win EKEN H9 or MGCOOL Explorer

Time for another Giveaway: You can win EKEN H9 or MGCOOL Explorer action camera, the one you like better. I did a video comparison & review of both cameras. All you need to do is:

  1. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
  2. Comment below the video (in YouTube) which cam you want to have

I’ll randomly pick a winner who will get a BRAND-NEW camera of the model he or she wants!


EKEN H9 vs MGCOOL Explorer Specs

Here’s a comparison of both camera’s specs:

 EKEN H9/H9RMGCOOL ExplorerMGCOOL Explorer ProMGCOOL Explorer 1S
eken-h9-symbolMGCOOL ExplorerMGCOOL ExplorerMGCOOL Explorer 1S
Sensor4 MP Omnivision
8 MP Sony
IMX 179
8 MP Sony
IMX 179
12 MP Sony
IMX 078
ProcessorSunplus 6350Allwinner V3Allwinner V3NT96660
FOV170°70°,110°,140°,170°170° (less distortion)70°,110°,140°,170°
4K Resolution25 fps (interpolated)15 fps (interpolated)30 fps (interpolated)24 fps (interpolated)
2K Resolution30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
HD 1080pmax. 60fpsmax. 60fpsmax. 60fpsmax. 60fps
HD 720pmax. 120fpsmax. 120fpsmax. 120fpsmax. 120fps
Display2" TFT (320*240)2" TFT (320*240)2" TFT (320*240)2" TFT (320*240)
Image Stabilizationnononono
Remoteonly H9Rnonono
PortsmicroUSB, micro HDMImicroUSB, micro HDMImicroUSB, micro HDMImicroUSB, micro HDMI
A/V out via USBnononono
Mic in via USBnononono
Dimension59 x 41x 24mm59 x 41 x 29mm59 x 41 x 29mm59 x 41x 29mm
Mounts & Caseincludedincludedincludedincluded
Price35.19 USD
Coupon: c7b421
36.99 USD38.99 USD58.99 USD


Most of the specs are the same. There is a difference in Sensor and Chip. While MGCOOL Explorer uses an 8MP Sony Sensor and an Allwinner V3 chip, EKEN H9 uses a 4MP Omnivision Sensor and a Sunplus Processor.

Feature Comparison

There are also some differences in features both cameras offer:

In contrast to EKEN H9, MGCOOL Explorer has a few more options: It offers video time-lapse. In that mode a video file is created out of your time-lapse. While photo-timelapse only creates individual pictures you have to combine on your computer. Photo-timelapse is available on both cams.

FOV (field of view)
MGCOOL Explorer also offers FOV selection where you can select wide, middle and narrow.

Burst Mode
While EKEN H9 offers 3 pics per second in burst mode, Explorer offers 10 pics/sec.

White Balance
Explorer also allows manual white balance control.

On the other side EKEN H9 offers a bit more accessories. Several screws and adaptors are included, as well as a wall charger.


Photo Comparison

Here are two photos taken at the same time. I uploaded them in full sensor resolution without editing. When you click them you can access the photos who they came straight out of the cameras:

WIN EKEN H9 Photo (unedited)

EKEN H9 Photo (unedited)

MGCOOL Explorer Photo (unedited)

MGCOOL Explorer Photo (unedited)


Giveaway info

Everyone is applicable to win, after subscribing to my YouTube channel. Winner will be randomly picked from one of the comments below the video. The Winner can choose which camera he/she wants and will get a brand new model. Shipping is on me, customs and duties upon receipt by winner (if applicable – depending on where you live). Youtube, Facebook,… are not participating in this giveaway and therefore not responsible or liable.
No cash disbursement and/or a replacement of the prizes is possible, recourse to the courts is not permitted.

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