HTC RE is a remarkable little camera from the company


At its ‘Double Exposure event in New York today, HTC unveiled its own small handheld camera — the RE. The device is shaped like a PVC (or a periscope) to make it easier to grip and features an IP57 rating.

On the camera side, the RE comes with a 16MP 1/2.3-inch sensor with an ultra-wide 146-degree lens. Sadly, the camera is fixed focus in nature, which makes sense since the device lacks any kind of viewfinder. However, since the RE is compatible with Android and iOS devices, it is possible to use your smartphone as a viewfinder as well in case you feel like.

The device comes with a inbuilt grip sensor, which allows the camera to start as soon as it is picked up by the user. It only features a single shutter button that can be used for taking pictures and recording videos as well — by simply long pressing it.

The RE Camera weighs in only 65.5 grams and comes with Bluetooth, microUSB and Wi-Fi connectivity options. HTC has also bundled an 8GB microSD card with the device, which can be expanded to up to 128GB if you wish to.

HTC says that the inbuilt 820mAh battery is more than enough to take more than 1200 photos or record more than 100 minutes of Full HD videos.

The accompanying Android and iOS app for RE also allows for seamless cloud and device backup along with the ability to edit the images as well.

The RE will be making its way to the United States in November for $199 followed by a wider launch in other markets. HTC will also be launching a bunch of accessories for the camera to be used in a wide array of situations.