Updated: October 9, 2014 8:29:46 pm
HTC has introduced its new suite of imaging products at its event in New York. The new range consists of the HTC Desire Eye smartphone with two 13 MP cameras, HTC RE hand-held camera, HTC Eye Experience enhanced imaging software and Zoe collaborative video editing community.
The Desire Eye smartphone sports a 13 MP camera on the front as well as on the back side armed with BSI sensors and comes with intelligent dual-LED flash on both cameras. Featuring a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, the smartphone runs on a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2 GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It features a dual-colour, waterproof unibody design with a dedicated two-step camera key for focus.
Key specs of the Desire Eye smartphone:
5.2-inch Full HD 1080p
Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense
2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
2 GB RAM
16 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB
Rear camera- 13MP, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28 mm lens, wide angle, with HDR, 1080p Full HD video recording, Dual LED Flash
Front camera- 13MP, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 22 mm lens, wide angle, with HDR, 1080p Full HD video recording, Dual LED Flash, Auto focus with zoom
Sound- HTC BoomSound, Dual front facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, 3 microphones, Sense Voice
2G, 3G, 4G connectivity
2400 mAh battery
HTC EYE Experience
HTC claims that its HTC EYE Experience takes mobile imaging software into a new league with unique features. The HTC Eye Experience helps in video-conferencing and enables face tracking for up to four people in the same room and allows each face to be cropped and positioned on the screen for maximum clarity.
It also gives the option of screen sharing bringing desktop functionality to smartphone-based video chat along with Split Capture function- combining simultaneous photos and videos taken on the front and back cameras into one split-screen image or video.
Crop-Me-In allows cropping from the image or video taken with the front-facing camera and positioning it within the scene captured by the main camera. It also features Voice Selfie
enabling users to trigger the shutter release with a simple command. “Simply “say cheese” as soon as you’ve struck the perfect pose or trigger the video recording with “action” or “rolling” commands,” according to a statement.
Popular additions to the HTC Desire 820 are also included in the HTC EYE Experience such
as face fusion, the feature that allows you to merge your face with that of a friend or celebrity for a completely original look and Live Makeup, where you can set the desired level of skin smoothing and preview the effect in real-time before the image is captured.
RE is a small handheld camera. RE features a built-in grip sensor that instantly activates the camera on pick up, eliminating the need for a power button. There is a single shutter button which allows one tap to capture photos and a longer press for video recording.
The RE features a high-resolution, 16MP CMOS sensor, Full HD (1080p) video recording, 146 degree wide-angle lens and slow-motion and time lapse recording.
The RE app features a remote live viewfinder that lets you set up the shot and watch the live action on the screen of your mobile device, or users can switch to album and playback view to flick through the shots and videos already stored on the camera.
The app will also back everything up to your phone or the cloud automatically. In addition, in the future, RE will offer real-time video streaming to YouTube. The RE app will be available on both Android and iOS.
HTC also introduced its new Zoe collaborative video-editing app which allow users to mix photos and videos into stylish highlight reels, themes and soundtracks that can be shared. “Allowing friends to remix their content with yours, Zoe creates the ultimate highlight video for all to enjoy and share through their favorite social networks,” the statement said.
Zoe 1.0 brings flexibility to the community, enabling short, medium and long Zoes that can
be made up of just a couple of still images, or an entire series of video clips.
Integrating fully with RE, Zoe video highlights are automatically generated and ready to
share. Zoe is available free of charge on Android now and coming on iOS later this year.
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