HTC’s RE Camera is finally on its way north. The device launched in the US last month following an October unveiling in New York City. HTC confirmed that the RE Camera would be available in Canada before the end of the year but had yet to offer an official release date beyond ‘mid- to late-November.’
This week, HTC Canada has confirmed that the camera accessory is on its way to Staples stores for $199 CAD. The RE Camera still doesn’t have a solid release date, but HTC has said it will be on sale at some stage this week.
The RE Camera is HTC’s attempt to expand its device portfolio beyond tablets and smartphones. The company is already planning a second generation version which will come out next year. We don’t know a whole lot about HTC’s plans for the future of the RE Camera line, but recent reports suggest 2015 model will be more independent and capable of functioning as a standalone camera.
If you’re curious enough to buy generation one, you’ll be ponying up $200 for a 16MP fixed-focus camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor and ultrawide f/2.8 lens. Along with still photographs, the RE camera is capable of capturing 120fps slo-mo at 720p or 60fps 1080p video.