htc-re-review-12When HTC launched the Re Camera, it was an agreeable surprise from the phone company. Re is a small companion camera that is designed to be waterproof (IP57 standard) and used by either holding it, or attaching it to a mounting accessory. Seen from 10,000 feet, this is HTC’s GoPro, but in reality these products are designed for different use cases. The HTC Re’s design is more “human” and fit for a spontaneous use in the palm of your hand, while the likes of GoPro would be typically part of a usage that requires more “preparation” (mount etc…). I have used this camera for some time now, and I will try to distill the pro and cons to give you a good sense of how it feels to use it. Let’s turn it on…

Specs

To give you a lay of the land, let’s look at the technical specifications. This will give you a high-level idea of what prospective users would expect from this camera, and then we’ll see how the reality matches the first impression

  • 16 Megapixel Sony CMOS sensor
  • IP57 rugedness rating
  • 1080p 30FPS video recording
  • 720p 4X slow-motion video recording
  • 146 degrees wide angle lens
  • f2.8 aperture
  • 820 mAh internal battery
  • 1h50 of continuous 1080p video recording (battery life)
  • 26.6mm diameter, 97.7mm height, 66.5
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE, Bluetooth Low energy)
  • WiFi A/B/G/N and WiFi Direct
  • Micro USB sync/charge
  • MicroSD card

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