HTC to compete with the GoPro with the RE little camera

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HTC has announced a brand new, oddly-shaped little camera called the RE. Designed to be used outdoors, the RE camera can simply be described as HTC’s GoPro competitor – it has a 16-megapixel 146-degree wide-angle lens, a waterproof body, and no viewfinder.

Storage-wise, the camera has 32GB on-board and has a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). It can record in 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second, but can also record in 720p HD slow motion at 120 frames per second.

The RE Camera is designed to be easy to use – and as such, there is only one button, the shutter button. According to HTC, it is designed to turn itself on once you hold the device, so you do not need to worry about missing a moment and instantly capture. The RE Camera can take both photo and video – a simple press of the shutter button will take a picture, a long press will start recording video.

Like the GoPro, if you want to do more with the camera, you will need to install the app. From there, you will be able to do some editing, upload images to the web, record a timelapse video, and even stream video live through YouTube. It will be available on iOS and Android. It will also come with a series of accessories.

The camera is coming to the US through Best Buy only, with a retail price of US$199. No word on Australian availability and pricing.