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  • DBPower D5 - Allegedly Real 4K and Touch for Under $29 USD

    I came across this cam on Amazon for $22 and said "screw it" might as well buy and see how bad it will be. Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07PBYM1BC

    It appears to be an MGCool Explorer 3 clone internally and I would suspect it is based on the iCatch V50 + Panasonic MN34112.

    Specs:

    - Real 4K 30 with EIS (appears to be the case)
    - 14MP Still Images (they are not great)
    - 1080p 60 / 720p 120 high framerate modes
    - H264 / H265
    - Touch Screen

    I'll be reviewing/testing it properly over the next few days. Here's a few initial thoughts:

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    Fairly plain box and same waterproof case as MGCool Explorer 3. I find it funny that the accessories are not packed further down, and are just loose. But I also appreciate this as it is less plastic to deal with.

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    Camera itself is solidly built but smooth slippery plastic. Feels like a $50 - $70 cam, not something sub $30.

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    U/I seems to be the same as the MGCool Explorer 3 as well (kind of difficult to navigate). Buttons on the top are swapped what I mentally think they should be (the outside one is power on and mode switch, the middle one is start/stop recording).

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    Reserving for video samples. For now have a few screenshots from 4K EIS.

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    And this last one is 1080p 60 EIS

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    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      hey, nice find! When I first had the MGCOOL Explorer 3 (M/E/3), the audio and touch screen response were poor. Also, there was a kind of lack of of desired options such as 2.7k mode. So I dared to load Akaso V50 Pro firmware from "AKASO_V50_Pro_20180802_V4.rar" and everything worked great. If you are Drek' the Daring and wanting to try different firmware, you might try post #40 at this link
      https://www.goprawn.com/forum/sunplu...0916#post10916

      Here are my video samples http://pc.cd/cthctalK from a M/E/3. Akaso firmware was used.


    • DrekiTech
      DrekiTech commented
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      Out of the box the audio is acceptable (not perfect but it is a decent volume), and the touch response is fine. I might give the firmware a shot if I can get a backup from this cam. But for now running it as is to finish testing. There is also no 2.7K mode: only 4K30, 1080p60, 720p120. Nothing in between.
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