HTC RE camera with 16MP camera, IPX7 certification launched in India for Rs. 9,990
With smartphones, HTC has also launched its all new handheld action camera called the HTC RE in the Indian market. The concept behind the HTC RE is very similar to the GoPro, but it boasts of a different design, like a bent cylindrical tube. HTC has priced the RE at an introductory price of just Rs. 9,990. The camera will be available exclusively from online retailer Snapdeal starting November 5th.
Though the hardware appears to be weird, it is smart resembling an L joint of a PVC pipe. You will have to hold the camera like a spray gun or like a soda can that appears to be the natural way to handle it. The camera shutter key is located on the bend and it is easy to access it to capture a snap or video (on a longer press).
When the video mode is on, the LED flashes to red and the press of the button at the front activates slow motion mode. All the captured media gets transferred to the 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD card and can be shared with the RE app that is available for Android devices. The RE also supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
The camera in the RE camera features a 16MP sensor that features a 146 degree ultra wide angle lens and can capture Full HD, HD and 120 fps slow motion videos. The camera is also water proof and it does not require a case for protecting it from any damage due to water. There is an 820 mAh battery that is rated to provide 1 hour 40 minutes of 1080p video recording and capture 1,200 16MP photos. There are the common action camera features such as time lapse, slow motion videos and more.