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 smartphone.
- Fun to use, inspires creativity
- Small, lightweight form factor
- Great for using one-handed
- 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
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- Critic Reviews (8)
- 71AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsEngadget80HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter withThe 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 smartphone.PC Mag50HTC ReThe HTC Re is an innovative small camcorder that's simple and easy to use, but it falls short in video quality.CNET70A camera so simple it doesn't even have a power buThe 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.Mashable70HTC Re camera is bold, but forgets that image is eThe 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.Android Authority80HTC RE Review â€“ HTCâ€™s take on the action camThe RE is another attempt from HTC to branch outside of the smartphone market by changing the way we take photos and videos. The product itself is great, but for the price, they’re going to have to convince consumers that it’s worth every penny.SlashGear80HTC Re ReviewThis device has a big ol' lens, a big ol' button, and it's completely unique in its execution. It takes pretty decent photos, video looks good (above water) and sounds great. It's a really FUN device to use, that's for certain.phoneArena70HTC RE Camera ReviewThe Re falls short when it comes to pure photo and video quality with soft detail and slightly dull colors. Images captured with it are not necessarily bad, but they are not great either, and we’d expect a bit more from a $200 cam.Digital Trends70HTC RE reviewHTC’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.