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HTC RE Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews of HTC RE Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the battery. There are some less positive comments about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, size, image quality, portability, price

viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the HTC RE Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC RE Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HTC RE Camera from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the portability.

usability, size, image quality

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC RE Camera Action Camera-1080 pixelsHTC RE Camera Action Camera-1080 pixels

2017-11

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC RE Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of HTC RE Camera from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. Many are critical about the battery and size. Reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, price, design

image quality, viewfinder, size, battery

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC RE 16.0MP Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange)HTC RE 16.0MP Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange)

2017-11

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

HTC RE hands-on review

 

HTC's first non-smartphone in years is a cuddlier, more family-friendly take on action cameras

2015-03

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

HTC RE Camera Review: Fun Concept, Patchy Implementation

 

Great ergonomics Fuss-free operation IP57 certified

Video recording quality isn't good Too expensive Lack of OIS

We laude HTC's efforts to innovate and create a fun, unique device that could evolve into a niche of its own. The industrial design of the RE is a perfect blend of good looks and supreme ergonomics. However, there are a few of flaws that HTC needs to...

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

HTC Re Review: Designed For Humans

 

When 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,...

The HTC Re camera is extremely cute and friendly. Its design is “human” and that makes it very agreeable to hold and to use in your hand – which is not the case with pretty much all other “action cams”. After spending some time with it, I wouldn’t even...

2015-01

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Re review

 

An innovative new camera - but do we really need it?

Ergonomic ; Fun to use

Too expensive ; Doesn't yield great snaps

The HTC Re is a device I want to like. I want to laud innovation, and this little camera is certainly that. But can HTC start a new product category?

2014-10

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

HTC RE

 

No, this isn't a tech-head's asthma inhaler – the RE is HTC's first standalone camera and was introduced with the HTC Desire EYE selfie phone last year.

Small enough to carry in your pocket ; Wide-angle lens takes in a lot ; Water-resistant and hardy ; Really easy to use

Image and video quality not good enough ; Some connection and app issues

Despite the fact that our phones take better pictures, we keep finding ourselves using the RE to take quick snaps instead. If HTC can improve the image and video quality in a sequel then it could be a real winner.

2015-02

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

 

Reactions to the first news of HTC venturing into action cameras may have ranged from a few raised eyebrows to "GoPro or go home" chants but the Re camera isn't one to get easily upset. Cool-looking and friendly, the little gadget is the exact opposite...

16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, f/2.8 aperture scratch-resistant lens ; 146° ultra wide angle capture ; 1080p@30fps and 720p@120fps video capture ; Configurable timelapse capture and slow-mo footage ; IP57 rating for dust and water resistance ; Standard °"...

No 60fps option ; No UHD video capture ; Plastic tripod socket potentially less durable than metal ; HTC Re app suffers the occasional lag

Imagine a phone with a detachable camera that will let you mount the lens on a helmet, with the phone safe in your backpack or, better yet, at home. Imagine a regular phone with a water-proof camera. For all we care, someone at HTC may have been...

2014-12

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow

 

The RE is a fun personal camera that's easy to use for travel, concerts, the beach and other events. But its camera is merely average for $200, and you'll be forced to choose between the convenience of the RE and the image quality of your current...

Fun to use, inspires creativity ; Small, lightweight form factor ; Great for using one-handed ; Waterproof ; Can use it without your phone around

Camera quality is okay, but not better than most flagships ; A little pricey ; No HDR, flash, viewfinder or manual controls ; iOS app offers subpar user experience ; So-so battery life ; Wide-angle shots can look odd

The RE isn't the only personal camera on the market, but it's the handiest to use. For $100 you can get the Polaroid Cube, a small cube-like device with a 6MP camera, 1080p video capture and magnets for attaching to metal objects. However, it's not...

2014-11

Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

HTC Re

 

The HTC Re is an innovative small camcorder that's simple and easy to use, but it falls short in video quality.

Quick and easy to use. Intriguing, innovative design and functionality. Good app.

Poor video quality. Not as waterproof as similarly priced competitor.

Conclusion The HTC Re's disappointing video quality prevents me from recommending it as a primary video recording device. If you find that you often miss memorable moments because reaching for your smartphone and loading its camera is too slow, the HTC...

2014-11

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

HTC RE review

 

HTC's funky Re breaks away from boxy GoPro wannabes with a periscope-shaped design, but doesn't do enough differently to justify its $200 price.

Despite our initial qualms, the Re turned out to be fun to use, and if you don’t expect too much out of it (like moviemaking chops), it does the job. Photo quality is good, and video is OK, but it stands out from the crowd with its unique and effective...

2014-11

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

HTC Re camera review

 

The HTC Re isn't anything that didn't already exist in one form or another. It's basically an heir to the Flip-style minicamcorder or, more accurately, the pistol-grip Sanyo Xacti dual-cameras and a cousin to current POV action cams .

The HTC Re is a small, simple point-and-shoot video camera that's ready to shoot when you pick it up. It's waterproof to 1 meter without a housing, and its built-in wireless and the Re app let you see what you're shooting as well as view and download...

There is noticeable shutter lag. Its video and photo quality aren't significantly better than a smartphone and audio quality is poor. Its battery isn't user replaceable or removable. Its shape is great for holding, but the body is a bit slippery.

The HTC Re's features might not be as unusual as its design, but it's still a solid little camera that's easier and faster to shoot with than your average smartphone.

2014-11

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:0.82 / 82

Display

Built-in Display: No

Features

Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB

Still image

Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)

Technical Details

Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.77
Weight:66.5
Width:2.65