HTC RE Camera announced, priced at USD199
In addition to the new Desire Eye, HTC also unveiled a tube-like camera called “Re” which sports a 16-megapixel sensor and can record 1080p videos.
Contrary to what the rumor mill churned out, the HTC Re is nothing like the GoPro in terms of design. If anything, the HTC Re resembles an asthma inhaler (or a small pipe) than an actual camera.
The HTC Re is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor made by Sony that has a 16-megapixel resolution. It’s paired with a wide-angle lens with a f/2.8 aperture and a field of view of 146 degrees.
It may not seem like it, but the HTC Re is actually an IPX8-certified camera meaning you can submerge it underwater to take pictures. Apart from that, the only other feature of this handy camera that’s worth writing home about is the grip detection mechanism embedded in its body which automatically fires up the camera once it detects it is being gripped.
The camera has no screen or viewfinder and instead will be controlled through a downloadable app that will be available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The HTC Re will be available in four colors White, Teal, Orange and Navy Blue, and costs USD199. For more information about this weird-looking (and rather expensive) camera, you can head on over to recamera.com