We first heard about the HTC Re Action camera sometime back, and when HTC announced the event for unveiling the mystery Eye, we were all waiting to see what it will offer, especially because HTC is not a Smartphone Camera maker. Today, HTC Held that event, and unveiled the HTC Desire Eye; a Selfie Phone & the HTC Re, an Action Camera that will go head to head with Action Cameras like the Go Pro & Sony Action Cam.
The HTC Re Camera boasts a 16MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with an 146° ultra wide angle lens. The HTC Re can shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps & 720p Slow Motion videos at 120 fps videos. There’s a grip sensor, which activates the camera as you pick it up. On board there’s a large shutter button, which captures shots on short press and videos on press and hold.
According to HTC, The battery of the RE is 820mAh and can take 1,200 16MP photos or 1 hour and 40 minutes of 1080p footage. It also includes a 8GB internal memory and a microSD card slot up to 128GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are used to connect the RE with your smartphone so that you can share and sync photos and videos. It works with the HTC Zoe app too.
Since it’s an action camera, the RE is IP57 Dust and Water Resistant. HTC has given the user the option to bumb the certification to IPx8 with an accessory cap. This means it will be able to withstand a lot of hardcore use.
Talking about the accessories, HTC has made a lot of accessories for the RE. There’s a stylish vertical charging stand, an extended battery and a trio of mounts. One of them is a clip-on and the other is a suction cup which allows you to place it on your dashboard. HTC has a special treat for the cyclists as there’s also a bicycle mount, which fits on any handlebar or round tube.
The RE will be available in the US by the end of October with more markets following later on and the price tag it is carrying is $199.