HTC RE ufficiale: una action cam che sembra un periscopio (foto e video)

HTC RE ufficiale: una action cam che sembra un periscopio (foto e video)
Nicola Ligas
Nicola Ligas

HTC non è solo Desire Eye questa sera, ma anche RE, una action cam dalla forma un po' insolita, munita di una lunga serie di accessori che proprio delle sue particolari linee fanno un punto di forza, per offrire un'esperienza completa per gli amanti "dell'azione".

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HTC RE, caratteristiche tecniche:

  • Fotocamera: 16 megapixel 1/2,3'' f/2.8 con lente wide da 146°, cattura video full HD a 30 fps e a 720p in slow motion 4x, time-lapse
  • Audio: microfono HD, speaker
  • Memoria interna: via microSD (8 GB inclusi)
  • Connettività: Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, micro USB
  • Certificazioni: IPX7 (corpo), IPX8 (con il "tappo")
  • Dimensioni: 96,7 x 26,5 mm
  • Peso: 65,5 grammi
  • Batteria: 820 mAh (1 ore e 40 minuti di registrazione continua in full HD, o 1.200 foto a 16 megapixel)
  • Compatibilità: Android 4.3 e successivi, iOS 7 e successivi

La forma particolare di Re è originata dal fatto di poterla tenere comodamente in mano, senza compromettere la visione della fotocamera, e dato che Re è dotata di un "sensore di grip", si attiverà automaticamente una volta presa in mano, senza bisogno di un pulsante dedicato per l'accensione (è ovviamente presente quello di scatto / registrazione, posto sul retro).

La sincronizzazione con lo smartphone sarà possibile grazie ad un'app dedicata, che si occuperà anche di salvare le immagini nella cloud in modo da averle sincronizzate con Zoe. Inoltre, HTC RE può essere controllata da remoto grazie all'app stessa, che in pratica trasforma lo smartphone in un mirino.

HTC RE sarà disponibile in USA durante il mese di ottobre, e in altri mercati a seguire. Non ci sono dati precisi per l'Italia, ma in compenso il sito ufficiale è già disponibile, e non dimenticate anche uno sguardo all'hands-on.

HTC RE render ufficiali

HTC RE, accessori ufficiali

Step out from behind the viewfinder and focus on the moment, not on your camera

New York, USA, 08 October 2014, - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today heralds a new era and exciting new direction for the business, with the introduction of RE. A remarkable little camera, RE applies HTC’s innovative touch and stunning design philosophy to break into a completely new product category and reinvent photography to suit current and future trends.

“HTC has been setting the standard for smartphones for years - today we’re focused on redefining the concept of imaging forever,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC. “As a company we don’t stand still and our devotion to innovation has seen us take smart photography in a completely new direction for our business and our customers. Once people get a RE in their hands, they won’t want to put it down. This is everybody’s opportunity to get out from behind the lens and start living in the moment again.”

Live life in full view

With a stunning yet minimalist cylindrical design, RE is made to be held, and fits naturally and comfortably in the palm of your hand. Never worry about missing a moment fumbling between modes, as RE’s built-in grip sensor instantly activates the camera as it’s picked up, eliminating the need for a power button. Its large, tactile shutter button captures photos with a single tap and videos with a longer press, making it fun and super-easy to capture high- quality, creative imagery or video.

For the moments that really matter, you want to be at the heart of the action, not peering through a lens. Thanks to RE and its high-resolution 16MP CMOS sensor, Full HD (1080p) video recording and a 146-degree wide-angle lens, the days of hiding behind a viewfinder whilst your child makes their acting debut in the school play or scores that game-winning goal are over.

RE also allows you to explore your creative side with simple slow-motion and time-lapse recording options. And if you want to capture great shots underwater, we have you covered. RE is waterproof out of the box1, without needing any additional casing or protection. You don’t need to be a professional to use RE - all you need is your imagination.

When photos and videos look this great, they shouldn’t be kept to yourself. RE interacts with your smartphone through the RE application, which syncs photos, videos and time-lapse recordings seamlessly over WiFi – meaning that you can relive and share your experiences at the touch of a button. Available on Android and iOS, there is no need to edit or sync to your PC, as the RE app backs up those precious memories to your phone or the cloud, working in harmony with the Zoe app to instantly create shareable video highlight reels that look professionally edited.

Making it even easier, you can also control the whole device remotely through the app and transform your smartphone into a remote viewfinder.

Limitless opportunities

RE is a new kind of camera - one that opens up a whole world of creative possibilities – and one that will evolve over time. Adding another layer of flexibility and potential, an open API/SDK will also enable HTC’s partners to bring innovative new experiences to the device and to social platforms like Tencent and Instagram. RE will soon offer real-time video streaming to YouTube, allowing you to live in the moment and share it live via your YouTube channel.

RE will be available in the US from late October, with other markets following later. For further information on availability, features, functionality and accessories, visit