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HTC RE Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 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. Views about the price and portability are generally positive. The image quality and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are less positive 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 96/100 = 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The size is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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

Sep, 2016

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 are impressed by the design. The price is also appreciated, but views are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the battery and size.

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)

Sep, 2016

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...

Jan, 2015

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...

Dec, 2014

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...

Nov, 2014

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...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

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.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

HTC Re Review

 

So you've seen this little pipe of a camera from HTC called the Re, but you don't know what to make of it. It's a new idea. It's a new execution. It's not something your everyday average citizen is going to recognize. But that's a good thing. The HTC...

Should you buy the Re? If you’re not satisfied with the abilities of the Polaroid Cube , then yes. They essentially do the same thing, right this moment. There’s no app for the Cube – it’s all self-contained – but they’re both made to be relatively...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

HTC RE Camera Review

 

The HTC Re Camera is a strange creation unlike anything else we've seen: it's not an action cam like a GoPro, and it's also very far away from a traditional camera…

Snapping pictures with it is extremely quick and a lot of fun ; You can get some fun new perspective to your shots (overhead, and down-to-the-ground) ; Comfortable grip ; Very inconspicuous (shutter sound can be controlled)

Image quality in low-light is sub-par ; Video recording quality lacks sharpness ; Forget about using it in low-light or for sports (shutter speeds too slow by default, no way to manually adjust them) ; Battery does not last long ; Audio recording...

The HTC Re Camera is a strange little shooter that has a fun and appealing style. However, it also has a steep price tag of $200, nearly double the price of rival action cams like the Polaroid Cube ($100), and the GoPro Hero ($130).

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

HTC RE Camera review: Full In-Depth Hands-On

 

HTC has come up with their very own HTC RE Action camera. Well, HTC is not really known for their cameras but many do agree with the fact that HTC has some great camera phones. HTC Desire had an amazing and we are really amazed by its performance. With...

The HTC RE is a great camera for shooting images and videos where you do not want to separate out the subject. You can shoot city life or vehicles moving etc. where you do not need to separate out a single subject, this camera can do wonders in such...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Derek Kessler (androidcentral.com)

HTC RE Camera review

 

HTC's little handheld camera … thing HTC's dabbled in non-smartphone electronics before, primarily speakers, but the HTC RE Camera is without a doubt one of the weirdest and most beyond HTC's comfort zone. This is the HTC that famously put just a...

For HTC's first big foray out of their touchscreen-driven comfort zone, the HTC Re is a decent effort. It's quirky, looks fun, and is honestly kind of fun to use. It's comfortable to hold, easy to control, and the companion apps significantly boost its...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

HTC RE Review – HTC’s take on the action cam

 

We take a closer look at HTC's first attempt at conquering the ultra-portable handheld camera space, in this comprehensive review of the HTC RE!

Compact and portable ; Excellent image quality ; Long lasting battery ; Ease of use

Poor low light performance ; Sub par video quality ; High price point

Dec, 2014

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