A quick test to see if the Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite 4K Action Camera could do a decent 120fps output from some action footage. A sports action camera that costs under US$70 from Gear Best.
As you may know I have been testing a few of the popular cost efficient Chinese action cameras.
I’m loving these cameras for crash-cams, where I’m not going to put a GoPro or higher priced camera where I expect it to not survive.
The latest test is another one of these sports cameras from a Chinese company called Elephone. Their EleCam Explorer Elite camera has the Novatek 96660 chipset in it. Same chipset as the GitUp Git2, FIREFLY 6S 4K, and SJcam SJ4000+, and SJ8000 WiFi 4K cameras.
As always I needed to test the camera in mixed lighting conditions, but I wanted to see more if the camera could pull off a half decent 120fps slow-motion shot.
The EleCam Explorer Elite 4K was rigged up four ways: hand held by itself, on a helmet sticky, on a $1.46 super versatile action camera clip grabbed from eBay, and also on my favourite handheld rig right now, the Zheyun-Tech Z1 Evolution gimbal.
The original footage shot is recorded at 720p 120fps then edited and conformed to 1080p 30fps for YouTube uploading.
Now I liked this camera the best out of the three Chinese action cameras that I have played with.
I expected to see a lot of jello and interference from the camera mounted to the skate deck, and I popped it on a few places. So in the end I’m happy with what it recorded. As too are the lens flares I saw spilling on to the frame. The slo-mo came up nice as well, and I’m happy with this camera.
Elephone EleCam Explorer Elite 4K Action Camera 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 Explorer
APP Control: Scan the QR code to download APP “Explorer Elite”, for both iOS and Android system