First announced in October, HTC has today announced that the RE Camera will launch today in Australia. If you’re not sure what the RE camera is, it’s a small, one-hand camera (which resembles a periscope). The RE is extremely portable, has no viewfinder and is a major GoPro competitor. It has 1080p HD video recording and a 16 megapixel camera with a huge 146-degree wide angle lens.
“We are very excited to introduce RE into the Emerging Devices market to revolutionise the way people capture, edit, share and enjoy their photos and videos,” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “RE is arriving in Australia just in time to capture those Christmas memories and thanks to its unique waterproof properties, it’s perfect for the summer holiday period.”
The camera has an auto-on grip sensor and a single button – the shutter button. Meaning you can quickly and easily take a picture, never missing the moment. The camera is also waterproof for 30 minutes in up to 1 metre depth, which allows you to capture the moment even in the water. While the RE isn’t an action camera (like the GoPro) it can be attached to almost anything, it has a standard tripod mount on the bottom and a number of accessories available so it can be clipped to things like bikes, suction cups and head mounts.
The RE will be available from Telstra, Fone Zone and Next Byte stores with additional retailers to be announced early in the New Year. It’s RRP is $249 AUD. We’re excited to see what sort of pictures and media that comes out of the RE! Let us know in the comments.