When it comes to high-end, hi-tech hand-held cameras, there’s not much competition for the Go-Pro, but all of that is about to change with HTC’s latest camera release: the RE. Its periscope shape and range of colours make for a snazzy design, but it’s also very sturdy and waterproof, so no need to be worried about dropping it. Not that you should drop it, mind you!
With the accompanying RE app, you can wirelessly hook the camera up to your smartphone so you can see what it is that you’re recording or taking snaps of, which you can toggle with a simple press or hold of the shutter button. There’s a massive f2.8 lens with a 146-degree angle of view, with up to 16 megapixels for the photos or 1080p in the videos, which can also be switched to 720p if you want to shoot video in slow-motion, at 96fps.
And now for the even better news; it’s going to be available via Vodafone before Christmas, for €169. It makes for the perfect present for a loved one, and an even better present for yourself!