Cherry Mobile introduced to the media last night its first action cam, the Explorer. It features a 12-megapixel camera with 170° wide-angle lens, 2-inch LCD display, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Check out our unboxing and first impressions of the device here.
The Cherry Action Cam, aka Explorer, was first spotted last month. Like what we mentioned earlier, it’s the company’s first foray into the action cam market with a competitive Php3,999 price tag. Check out the unboxing photos below.
The Explorer looks like your usual action cam with looks similar to likes of SJCAM and Playground. Up front is the 12-megapixel camera with a 170° wide-angle lens. Beside it is the power button while below it is the Explorer branding and a glossy little circle probably to aid selfies by providing a bit of reflection.
Up top we have the shutter button and activity LED indicator, while down at the bottom is the compartment for the 1000mAh removable battery.
On its left side are the zoom in and zoom out button. The zoom in button also doubles as the Wi-Fi button for connecting to your iOS or Android device via an app.
To its right are the micro-USB port, microSD card slot, and micro-HDMI. Flip it on its back and you will see the 2-inch LCD display, power LED, and charging LED.
As expected of an action cam, the Explorer is small and features a rubbery plastic exterior for that rugged appeal. In addition, the faceplate is replaceable and comes with an extra Bright Blue and Silver colored faceplates in the package.
As for the features, the Explorer can capture stills from 6MP to 12MP. It can record videos at 720p resolution @ 30fps and 60fps, and 1080p @ 30fps in H.264 format. It supports microSD cards of up to 32GB capacity while the battery claims a charging time of up to 2 hours.
The Cherry Mobile Explorer Action Cam is priced at Php3,999 and will be available in the second or third week of December.