HTC are getting into the handheld/action camera business. The RE camera from HTC features a 16MP 16MP 1/3.3-inch CMOS sensor with ultra-wide 146-degree lens and f/2.8 aperture. Video support includes 1080p@30fps and 720p videos @ 120fps. There is also time-lapse video recording available aswell. The design is of course aimed at being very easy to handle, with HTC also include a grip sensor. Both Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi are onboard. This allows for one click sharing, with the camera syncing to your smartphone via the RE app.
The design also includes IPX7 for water proofing at up to 30 minutes at 1 meter depth. HTC includes an 8GB MicroSD card as standard, with up 128GB cards supported. Battery life comes from an 840mAh and is stated to provide 1 hour and 4 minutes continues FHD recording or 1,200 16MP photos. The camera weighs 65.5 grams and measures 96.7 x 26.5mm.
Availability for the RE is set for Ocotber in the US. The launch will continue in other regions throughout the rest of the year and next.