HTC announces periscope camera ‘Re’ on




HTC has announced Re: a compact camera in the shape of a periscope that can record video at 1080p. The camera has a grip sensor and accelerometer, and the design would make creating video from the hand or from a container simple.

Thanks to the grip sensor, the camera turns on automatically when he is arrested. By pressing the large button on the back is a picture and to keep this long start recording a video. Can be switched to the slowmo mode, which is not filmed in 1080p and 30fps is, but in 720p at 120fps. Using a button on the front

Inside the Re houses a 1 / 2.3 “-bsi-CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels and an ultra-wide angle f / 2.8 lens. This fisheye lens has an angle of 146 degrees, but users can also choose in order to correct afterwards, so the final angle thus smaller., the fisheye distortion

Images are stored on a micro SD card and HTC delivers an 8GB card with it. It is also possible to send to a linked smartphone the images. That same smartphone can be used as a viewfinder; via bluetooth connection is then established and the stream from the camera is then sent via wifi-direct. The battery capacity is 820mAh Re and thus would be the camera for an hour and 40 minutes of video at full HD or 1200 can shoot 16-megapixel photos can shoot.


Re sit bottom of the micro-USB connector and a screw connection for a tripod. HTC comes further with various accessories, such as a clip so that Re can be attached to a jacket or bag bicycle clamp and a clamp with suction cup. The dimensions of the compact unit are 96,7×26,5mm and weight is 65.5 grams.

For the recording and playback of audio respectively one microphone and éénspeaker present. The Re is IP57 certified waterproof so it should be able to continue to function. Half an hour under water up to a meter deep HTC steps with the release in the market for action cameras currently dominated by GoPro, which itself recently Hero 4 models announced . The camera will be available early in 2015 in the Benelux and is going to cost 229 euros.


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