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HTC RE Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews of HTC RE Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. There are some less positive views 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (



No, this isn't a tech-head's asthma inhaler – the RE is HTC's first standalone camera and was introduced with the HTC Desire EYE selfie phone last year.

Small enough to carry in your pocket ; Wide-angle lens takes in a lot ; Water-resistant and hardy ; Really easy to use

Image and video quality not good enough ; Some connection and app issues

Despite the fact that our phones take better pictures, we keep finding ourselves using the RE to take quick snaps instead. If HTC can improve the image and video quality in a sequel then it could be a real winner.

Feb, 2015

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HTC RE hands-on review


HTC's first non-smartphone in years is a cuddlier, more family-friendly take on action cameras

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

HTC Re review


An innovative new camera - but do we really need it?

Ergonomic ; Fun to use

Too expensive ; Doesn't yield great snaps

The HTC Re is a device I want to like. I want to laud innovation, and this little camera is certainly that. But can HTC start a new product category?

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

HTC Re review - now with YouTube live-streaming support


The HTC Re has a unique design that makes it a delight to carry around but it feels like a first attempt at an action camera for HTC

The Re is HTC’s first attempt at an action camera and it has many of the hallmarks of one. Should HTC decide to make a follow up, we’ll certainly be interested as the HTC Re has lots of potential. If you’re after a ruggedised, more traditional action...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

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

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A miniature periscope? A child's inhaler? No, the HTC RE is a Full HD action camera with a deliberately simple, intuitive design. It's easy enough to use when you're just taking stills or shooting video, but does this innovative action camera have the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: HTC RE mobile action camera


HTC, maker of Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, recently decided to make a camera and they called it RE.

I just don't know how this product will resonate with consumers who may be satisfied by what they already have with their smartphones. Let's face it, the 'Ultrapixel' cameras on the HTC One M8 and M7 aren't spectacular, how will you convince consumers...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Sparkes (

HTC Re camera review


It won't beat a smartphone on quality and it's another thing to carry, but the Re is a communal camera for your social circle at parties, concerts and days at the beach - a way to capture photos that may otherwise be missed, says Matthew Sparkes

The Re may not seem immediately useful, but it’s fun to take it places and share it with people. When it comes back it’ll have all sorts of unexpected pictures on it. They may not be sensationally high-quality, but they’ll have charm.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (

HTC RE camera review: A camera revolution


The unusual HTC RE offers a unique and very respectable experience.

Image quality ; Speed ; Connectivity

No flash ; Mono microphone

Initially, we were skeptical about the need for such a device. At around £160, it's an expensive gadget considering your phone is capable of taking similar-quality images. But after using it, the RE makes complete sense. Its ability to instantly take a...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Pete Pachal (

HTC Re camera is bold, but forgets that image is everything [REVIEW]


The HTC Re camera wants to put us "back in the moment" while taking pictures, but its buggy software and so-so image quality don't justify the convenience.

Ultra-compact design ; No distracting viewscreen ; Perfect for time-lapse videos

Buggy connection software ; Mediocre picture quality

The cute and compact HTC Re camera has a noble goal in putting us 'back in the moment' while taking pictures, but its buggy software and unremarkable image quality don't justify the convenience.

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:0.82 / 82


Built-in Display: No


Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16


Wi-Fi: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB

Still image

Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)

Technical Details

Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.77