Elephone Explorer Elite overview

Elephone Explorer Elite overview

EleCam Explorer Elite is a new action cam by Elephone that can record 4k@24fps or 1080p@60fps videos and shoot 20MP pictures. It features the upgrade version of Novatek 96660 chipset and the Sony IMX078. It also features a Gyro stabilizer, for smooth videos.

It also has a 2″ LCD screen, very big, to frame the scene, change settings, playback videos.

Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite 4K Action Camera is perfect for cycling, skiing, surfing, diving, climbing, flighting, etc. Records the wonderful moment in your life! Brings it with you and have fun.

It has the same chip of the Elephone Explorer Pro 4k and the same features, except the sensor: Sony IMX117 for Explorer Pro, Sony IX078 for Explorer Elite. It has the same hardware of SJ5000X, that we know is a very good cam. But the Explorer Elite is much cheaper, you can get it for just 79$!

Available @ Gearbest

Coupon code for Explorer Elite: ELECAMGB

Pro

  • Value for money, good video quality for just 79$
  • 2″ LCD screen, very big, to frame the scene, change settings, playback videos
  • Video quality, pretty good thanks to the new Sony IMX078 sensor
  • Gyro stabilizer, for steady and stable videos, specifically designed for sport videos
  • You can use it as a dashcam, thanks to dedicated functions like Loop record
  • FPV function, with a FPV cable you can trasmit videos live through the Mini usb port
  • Nice design
  • Many accessories in the package
  • Battery Capacity of 1050mAh
  • Good audio quality

Cons

  • Can’t use an external microphone
  • No remote control available
  • Indoor and poor light video quality

Available @ Gearbest

Coupon code for Explorer Elite: ELECAMGB


Test video Explorer Elite

This is a video comparison among Git2, SJ5000X, Elephone Explorer Pro and Elite:


And this is a comparison between Elephone Explorer Pro and Elite:


Now let’s see all the features in detail.

Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite features

ELEPHONE Explorer Elite, available from July 2016, can record videos at this resolutions: 4k @ 24fps – interpolated from 2880 x 2160P -, 2k @ 30fps or 1080p @ 60fps. The angle of view is 170 degrees, but it is possible via menu to reduce it at 120° or 90° to remove the fisheye effect – it just crops the image.

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You can take timelapse pictures with 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 60s intervals.

Video resolutions are:
4K @ 24fps (interpolated from 2880 x 2160P), 2K 30fps, 1080P 60fps, 720P 60fps

Photographic resolutions:
12M (4032 x 3024), 8M (3264 x 2448), 5M (2592 x 1944), 2M (1920 x 1080)

Loop recording allows to continuously record 5 minutes videos in loop. Useful when you are using the Elephone Explorer Pro as a dashcam, when the sd card is full, it deletes the older file to write a new one.

Exposure Compensation: -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3

Battery type:  Li-ion battery, with a capacity of 1050mAh, 85 minutes of continuous recording @ 1080p with wifi off.

It has WDR or Wide Dynamic Range, useful in miscellaneous light conditions, where there are dark zones and wel lit zones in the same frame.

Hardware

The Explorer Elite features the Novatek 96660 chip. This chip is the same of SJ5000X, Gitup Git2, Elephone Explorer Pro, Firefly 6S and most of the new chinese action cams. It has good performances and can shoot 4k videos at 24fps (interpolated from 2880×2160 to 3840×2160).

The Explorer Elite features the new Sony IMX078 sensor. It is the same mounted on SJ5000X and Eken H8R. So this new cam has pratically the same hardware of the well known and appreciated SJ5000X.

Display

Elephone Explorer Elite has a 2″ LCD screen, much wider than the 1.5″ of the Git2, that allows you to frame the scene while taking pictures or recording video, and also to set all of the action with ease cam functions and playback your videos without a phone.

FOV

The Elephone Explorer Elite has a FOV of 170°, but you can reduce it to 120° or 90° from menu. So you can choose a wide angle field of view or narrow view.

Wifi

It also has wifi, thanks to which you can control the action cam by using the appropriate application. And it allows to start recording, to take pictures, or to set the cam, everything easily from mobile phone or tablet, Android or iOs.

Gyro

It features a Gyro stabilizer, just like it’s competitors, Git2, Firefly 6S and SJ5000X. It electronically removes vibrations and unwanted movements, creating steady and stable videos.

Waterproof

In the package it’s included a waterproof case, that allows you to use the cam up to 30m underwater. It protects the cam also from dust, scratches and sand.

It has a feature dedicated to underwater videos and photos, called Fill-in light underwater mode: light effect will be improved by 15-30%. It will add light exposure automatically to enable you take better pictures when the light is too dim underwater.

Design

This cam has a new design with wiredrawing texture. It has a glossy and delicate wiredrawing texture that brings an excellent feeling, is stylish, good skid-proof and wear-resistant.

Available @ Gearbest

Main Features

Upgrade Chipset NTK96660: NTK96660 chipset with fully improved performance, enables you conveniently record 4K video and capture high-speed motion scenes

Support WiFi Connection: Operation via APP to make remote control and easily preview and share videos with people

Wiredrawing Texture: Glossy and delicate wiredrawing texture bring you an excellent feeling

Underwater Mode Fill-in Light: Light effect will be improved by 15 to 30 percent, enables you to take better pictures

Good Image Permeability: 12MP for fine capturing dynamic, 4K video recording and image freeze-frame at 60fps brings you clear and vivid quality

170 Degrees FOV: Wide angle ensures excellent vision and retains more realistic scene, captures immersive view

Built-in Gyro: Electronic image stabilization will greatly reduce camera shake and vibration in order to get the perfect shot

Special Slow Photograph Function: New photography modes of night and time-lapse at night provide customizable exposure settings for single and time-lapse photo

Waterproof Case: Strong protective box with waterproof performance 98 feets (30m) is used for Exployer

APP Control: Scan the QR code to download APP “Elephone”, for both iOS and Android system

Available @ Gearbest

Coupon code for Explorer Elite: ELECAMGB

Specifications

General Brand Name: Elephone EleCam
Brand: Elephone
Model: Explorer Elite
Type: Sports Camera
Chipset Name: Novatek
Chipset: Novatek 96660
Storage Max External Card Supported: TF 64G (not included)
Display Screen size: 2.0inch
Screen type: TFT
Screen resolution: 960 x 240
Power Battery Type: Removable
Capacity: 1050mAh
Power Supply: 5V 1A
Charge way: AC adapter,USB charge by PC
Working Time: 75mins (1080P)
Primary Info. Wide Angle: 170 degree wide angle
Video/Image/Audio Video format: MP4
Video Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080),2K(2560 x 1440)30fps,4K (3840 x 2160),720P (120fps)
Video Output : HDMI
Image Format : JPEG
Audio System : Built-in microphone/speacker (AAC)
Exposure Compensation: +0.3,+0.5,+1,+1.5,+2,-0.5,-1,-1.5,-2,0
White Balance Mode: Auto
Functions WIFI: Yes
WiFi Function: Image Transmission,Remote Control
Delay Shutdown : Yes
Time Stamp: Yes
Interface Type: Micro USB,TV-Out,USB 2.0
Language: English,French,German,Italian,Portuguese,Russian,Simplified Chinese,Spanish
Dimension/Weight Product weight: 0.055 kg
Package weight: 0.780 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 5.92 x 4.10 x 2.98 cm / 2.33 x 1.61 x 1.17 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 9.70 x 5.10 x 4.00 cm / 3.82 x 2.01 x 1.57 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Action Camera, 1 x Waterproof Cover, 1 x Adhesive Tape, 1 x Cleaning Cloth, 1 x Bandage, 1 x Bicycle Stand, 1 x Accessory Seat (1), 1 x Accessory Seat (2), 1 x Steel Rope, 1 x Ribbon, 1 x Fixing Base, 1 x USB Data Cable, 1 x Helmet Seat, 1 x Adapter, 1 x Adapter Stand(1), 1 x Adapter (2), 1 x Adapter Stand (3), 1 x English User Manual

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