HTC Forays in Wearables with the New RE Camera
HTC has essentially held its ground as a Mobile Smartphone manufacturer in the past years. With the new Nexus Tablet, reportedly being made by HTC and the launch of this new RE camera, it seems like HTC is in for a change of events.
The new HTC RE camera is a take on GO Pro style action cameras but HTC calls it the first camera that is designed to be held, and fits naturally and comfortably in the palm of your hand. It will come in various colors and sizes with various mounting options and accessories.
Specs wise the RE is pretty impressive too, A 16MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor with an Ultra wide angle: 146° lens (f/2.8) captures 1080p, 30fps FHD video and 720p, 4x slow motion video and it also has a Time-lapse video recording mode.
Inbuilt is an HD microphone and speaker along with rating for durability – IP57 Dust & Water Resistant IPx7 (body), IPx8 (with cap). The camera houses a 820 mAh battery which is rated for 1,200 16MP photos; 1 hour 40 min of continuous FHD video recording. it comes with an 8GB card loaded and supports upto 128 GB cards offering good storage capacities.
The RE is fairly lightweight at only 65.5 grams, and measures just 96.7 x 26.5 mm, and for sensors you have a Grip sensors and a Gyroscope. The camera will work over Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi N and will work with iOS 7 and above along with all KitKat equipped Android phones.
The best thing, it comes with a standard 1/4 inch tripod thread and separately bought battery charger that screw in to the bottom to add additional battery capacities.
Stay tuned for our hands on.