You have a phone. Do you need HTC's video camera?

You have a phone. Do you need HTC's video camera?
This product image provided by HTC shows the company's new Re camera. With the new Re camera gripped discreetly in your hands, you can take photos and video of what's around you, yet still experience the event directly rather than through the giant viewfinder that is your device's screen. And you're no longer annoying people behind you by blocking their views as you hold the phone or tablet up to record. (AP Photo/HTC)

Everywhere you look people are using smartphones and tablets to snap pictures and film concerts, speeches—their kids' ballet recitals—and instantly share the experiences with friends and family. At many events people aren't even looking at the stage, they are watching through their screens.

HTC thinks there's a better way—and they're betting you won't mind carrying around an extra device about the size of a roll of mints. With the new Re camera gripped discreetly in your hands, you can take stills and video while still experiencing the event directly—not through a viewfinder. No more annoying people behind you by blocking their views with your phone or tablet. (In fact, no one may realize you're filming at all. Hmm. HTC says the Re will at least make a sound when you take a picture or start recording.)

The Re marks HTC's effort to expand beyond smartphones. Its flagship HTC One earns high praise from users but the company's is tiny compared with Apple and Samsung. According to IDC, HTC's market share was less than 2 percent in the second quarter, the latest period available.


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Oct 08, 2014
Firstly. How do you tell exactly what you're recording if this is "gripped discretely in your hands"?

Secondly. How do you film through the people in front of you? Do you 'discreetly' hold it above your head pointed towards the scene you want to record? That wouldn't annoy anyone...

Sounds like a solution looking for a problem to solve.

NOM
Oct 08, 2014
Maybe you stick it to the top of your head. Sort of a fashion statement.

Oct 08, 2014
A bad fashion statement. Don't tell me where they put it for ground-level shots, you'll only encourage Lex...

Oct 09, 2014
A bit more info for those who simply have to have it...
http://www.news.c...84766890

Oct 09, 2014
When HTC dropped the micro SD card and exchangable batteries, I switched to Samsung.

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