Yes, the new pipe camera that HTC launched just the other day doesn’t have an in-built viewfinder. Although you can use your phone as a viewfinder and although it has a 146 degree wide-angle lens, some are questioning just how accurate the “point and hope” shooting will actually be.
Well, luckily a select few people have got hold of the RE camera and my old mate Arne Hess (anyone remember The Unwired?) is one of those people. So, after I promised yet again to repay the pint I owe him, he sent across this example video..
Costing £169.99, it’s new way to use a camera. You could attach it to your bike and get some funky angles, you could stick it behind a goal and get that perfect action shot. Arne tells us that the videos and photos are very decent and it’s not “just another average camera”. It’s a way to augment your current smartphone camera, but whether HTC can convince you to pay £169.99 for another camera to carry around is another matter.
The HTC RE also does time-lapse footage..
I’d love your thoughts on this. Do you plan on getting one? What would you use it for?