amazon HTC RE Camera reviews
Design and usage
The first feeling when holding the hands of RE is a comfortable, pleasant. Thanks to special designs like “the plumbing” is very compact so RE is full of palms, fit naturally. However, when starting with RE operation, you will see it is like holding a gun than by the constant direction toward the camera section and the object scene and “sight”. However, the “trigger” of RE not included in the index finger as conventional guns that are placed in the thumb.
Although easy grip design but slightly annoying RE caused by the use of easy to sweating hands, perhaps due to the slipperiness of its glossy shell. Fortunately, the RE has included a wrist strap so you can attach it to gain more certainty of use, convenience and avoid falling down and taking in the strange angle as close to the ground or on top of the head.
RE impossible using more simple, the camera does not need to on/off button or the power button to boot up like most electronic devices today. Through a named Grip Sensor sensor placed in the body, RE can automatically detect when the user is ready to hold the camera and works immediately. Besides, the RE itself also reverts to standby when placing it in your pocket or to not consume additional battery power.
Cameraman photographed buttons of RE can be sensitive. Just click a small force that RE has received the command. If you want to shoot just hold this button for about 2 seconds, then release button when shooting, press again to stop.
However, also for sensitive shutter button plus no viewfinder or display to be able to know in advance how it will snapshot photography with RE would rather “adventure”. You will have to forget about all the elements of composition, lighting, camera angles and only “touch and shoot” literally.
However, you should connect to the device RE whenever possible to get quality photos. Rather than risking the “bombardment” for hours and then disappointed to realize without the pictures used.
RE with the phone connection is very simple, you just need to download the application and install HTC RE (this app supports iOS 7.0 and computers running Android 4.3 and above), then pop up, follow directions leads and connect with RE.
At this time, the phone will become the control center for RE, the entire image obtained from RE will display on the screen. You can order photographing, filming, view, delete, and share photos directly from your phone. Connected to the phone also allows opening video features time-lapse Time Lapse for RE. A feature “hidden” phone without which you will not be usable.
Besides, there are many other features such as backing up photos from RE online accounts such as Google Drive, Drop Box or backups directly to the device. Online TV images from RE to Youtube (this feature needs to operate 3G networks). Especially the ability to mute that RE “completely silent” operation.
Benefits from the phone screen turns into a viewfinder for RE is not controversial. You can easily align the frames as you want, especially with the photograph landscapes, architecture.
Screens, especially those with large screen phones from 5 inches or more made with RE photography simple and more interesting, you will know in advance how photos will see photos was always just taken to rebalance accordingly. Especially, when filming, the connection to the device is essential to avoid RE looked up to the ground or sky.
Quality photos, filming
Regarding specifications, RE fitted 146 degree wide-angle lens, aperture f / 2.8, Sony CMOS image sensor size of 1 / 2.3 inch 16 megapixel resolution. RE allows shooting at the highest resolution 16 MP camera with a 4: 3, but if you want to shoot with a 16: 9 resolution will be reduced to 12 MP.
RE wide angle lens is very suitable for landscape photos, shoot or capture structures selfie, wefie (take a selfie shooting people). When connected to the phone, turn off RE allowing fish eye effect when taking over a very wide angle options (Ultra Wide). You can also shoot with default to this effect and then adjust back to normal image (if desired) when viewing photos.
Photographs from RE also clear, very low noise, due to time experience with RE quite short so we could not test the ability of RE noise reduction in low light conditions, as well as the ability to operate under water machine (RE can waterproof, dustproof IP57 standards for water activities permitted at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes).
Despite relatively good image quality, but resistance to vibration and focus of RE unstable. The photos taken with RE often shake, pretty much out of focus, especially when moving the camera quickly and strongly press the shutter button.
The possibility of filming, filming RE enables the highest quality with 1080p resolution at 30 fps. And when you’re filming in slow motion Slow Motion mode, maximum frame can be up to 120 fps. With time-lapse mode Time Lapse, resolution is limited to a maximum of 720p with the largest number of frames at 30 fps.
As I shared above, a cameraman with the RE is very simple, you just press and hold the shutter button for about 2 seconds and release. When shooting, press the shutter button again to stop video.
And if you want to go Slow Motion, you will need to press the small button before in front RE, then do the same as conventional video recording.
You want to go back in time-lapse mode Time Lapse, you will have to use to the phone. Basically, RE will perform continuous capture images in a preset time period and then combine them into a video Time Lapse. Therefore, RE app on the app, when access to the Time Lapse recording icon (shaped clock), you will be allowed to customize the parameters such as the time interval between each RE photography; the total time taken RE conduct; Speed Time Lapse video frames; RE will automatically stop the recording of images or you will be done manually.
From the custom, the RE will automatically calculate and inform on the duration of the Time Lapse video is created and the number of images will be captured.
Video quality of RE quite stable, the fine details, sharp, bright colors, smoother frame. Ability accurate white balance and no less wide range of brightness when shooting.
However, similar to taking a picture, brightness and vibration resistance RE is still also need to improve a lot, especially for a device that was born to film the journey like this video.
Equipped with a 820 mAh capacity battery, according to HTC, RE can shoot continuously at full HD resolution in time up to 1 hour 50 minutes.
In approximately 2 hours using RE, shooting 434 photos in the highest resolution 16MP and turned 19 min 12 sec video in Full HD resolution at 30 fps, the machine is still 50% battery.
RE front LED will be tasked battery status indicator. If the green light means the battery is more than 25% longer when the lights turn orange means that the battery is below 25%.
In fact, the phone I carry to as a viewfinder for the RE and sinking faster than the camera battery but I completely can use the backup batteries common in the market for charging your phone as well as for RE when necessary.
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When RE born, one can not help but compare it to the Sony Action Cam GoPro or. However, we can see, the direction of a completely different RE. While the other two devices tend to operate independently and almost do not need the support of the smartphone, tablet or any other device, the RE accessory is like an extension to your handset.
RE can see such a lens (lens) ultra-wide angle to leave the smartphone, giving you more creative shooting angles being, novelties and more photos, exciting video, but if only the phone, you will very difficult to do. I enjoyed the first experience to put RE, reverse camera back and sitting on the motorcycle, one-room walk the old town to experience the feeling there is a “eye nape”. Or when wandering walk with RE and very creative with these fancy angles thanks to a very compact size of it.
Design is also a strong point of RE than 2 opponents. If Sony Action Cam poultry or GoPro, you will still encounter the skeptical eye because five-five cameras in hand but with RE is different. No one thinks this is a camera and you both completely “invisible” from the crowd. RE is also very suitable for the girls with simplicity in usage and style “funny, cute” of it.
Overall, good job RE has become a new device, but powerful compact so that users can record every moment in life at all times, everywhere but the image quality, resistance vibration is the point that HTC will need to improve on the next version of RE.