RE is HTC’s newest photography innovation. RE is a small handheld camera that allows you to capture and fully experience every moment, through video and photography, without the hassle and awkwardness of grabbing your phone or camera and missing the moment because you were too busy capturing it.
RE cam measures a tiny 3.8 x 1.04 inches (96.7 x 26.5 mm) at 2.31 oz (65.5 grams). RE cam is rated IP57, it will survive under 1 meter water for at least 30 minutes.
It has a a 16MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with a 146-degree wide-angle lens (f/2.8) and 1080p video recording capability at 30 frames per second. It has simple slow-motion and time-lapse recording options to make videos more interesting. Slow motion video is captured at 720p though.
RE stores photos and videos on a microSD card (an 8GB card is included), which supports up to 128GB of storage. Power is supplied by 820mAh rechargable battery that should be good for taking up to 1200 16MP photos in a single session, or 1 hour and 40 minutes of continuous 1080p recording. Sound is fed through a HD microphone, and heard through a tiny speaker. Connectivity-wise, the RE is fitted with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, a microUSB port, and a 1/4-inch tripod connection.
The RE is compatible with Android 4.3 and above, or iOS 7 or later. And So is the RE application, which HTC designed for syncing photos, videos, and time-lapse recordings from the camera to your smartphone or tablet – seamlessly, over Wi-Fi. This app also works in concert with HTC Zoe, making for easy making and sharing of video highlight reels. You can also control the RE cam through your tablet or smartphone, using it as a remote control and viewfinder. Other notable features on the app front include real-time streaming video to YouTube, and a partnership with social platforms Tencent and Instagram.
The RE cam will hit the US market by the end of October, with other markets to be announced later. A price hasn’t been mentioned, There are accessories like a dual port charger, charging station, head mount, arm and neck strap, and three clips (simple, bar, and suction cup) that let you attach the HTC RE to many various surfaces and objects.
HTC RE Camera launched in India for Rs. 9990 and will be exclusively available from Snapdeal starting November 5th