HTC announced their latest creation called the RE Camera in an event held in New York called the Double Exposure. This little device that looks more like a periscope, is in fact a smart piece of engineering by this Taiwanese manufacturer. The Re Camera was designed to bring to users better way to create videos and make photos faster and hassle free.
This device can easily be taken from pocket, point, press shutter button and its recording. No need to switch the screen on, press the screens, nothing like using our smartphones when recording videos or taking photos.
HTC Re Camera specs
- Camera – 16Mp, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor, wide angle lens, f/2.8.
- Video – 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 4x SM.
- Compatibility – Android 4.3 or later with Bluetooth LE, iOS 7 or later.
- Design – IP57 dust and water resistant ( IP58 with cap), 97 x 27 mm, 65.5 g.
- Memory – 8GB microSD included, expansion up to 128 GB microSD.
- sensors – Grip sensor, G-sensor.
- Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, microUSB, 1/4in tripod.
- Audio: HD microphone, speaker.
- Battery – 820mAh rechargeable capable of taking 1200 photos or 1h 40m Full HD video Recording.
The body of RE Camera comes with touch sensors, so as we grab the device it turns on, it was no power buttons. The round Button on the curve of the device is the shutter button, simple press to take photo or press and hold to make video. On the front just below the curve is another button that when pressed creates slow motion videos. Simple but efficient camera to use on the go.
The Re Camera will be supported be an application that can be installed on Android and Apple iPhone devices called the Re app. With the Re app you will be able to control the Re Camera, save photos and videos, share all your images online and even broadcast live events trough You Tube channel.
The Re Camera will be available in the UK in beginning of November, Three Network already announced that will be selling this device. Will also be available in other retailers like Carphone warehouse.The cost to own this little camera will be around £170.