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Hands-on with HTC’s RE action camera and Desire Eye smartphone

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HTC announced two image-focused products at its Double Exposure event on Wednesday: the RE action camera and the selfie-taking Desire Eye phone. Here are our hands-on impressions with the devices. RE The RE camera’s round shape fits well in the hand, but I’m not sold on the look. It might still grow on me, but my first impression is it feels too much like an inhaler or one of those spy gadget mini-periscopes. The camera also ends up compromising wearability in favor of ergonomics. The RE armband looked positively awkward on the event models, as if they had strapped a water pick on their…

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Travelwide: a large-format film camera offering image splendor in a compact body

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It may be low-tech, but it sure is cool. Photographers seeking the visual opulence of large format images, can now look forward to the Travelwide 4×5 Camera, a point and shoot-style film camera that promises pinpoint detail and huge tonal range. It will be available this summer. This lightweight, portable camera body, the product of a Kickstarter campaign by Wanderlust Cameras, has a high-impact unibody construction, but weighs in at a mere 9.7 ounces (275 grams). It’s small, though not super-compact, at 6.3×3.9×5 inches. It ships with a pinwide pinhole, focusing screen, metal sport viewfinder, and lens attachment tool. It also features a…

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