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Just as we expected it to, HTC has just announced the RE camera during its Double Exposure event in New York City. The RE camera is a GoPro-like camera that records point of view video, but does not have any sort of viewfinder, which HTC says makes it incredibly easy and simple to use.

The design of the RE camera is also simple, and while it does resemble an inhaler, it has only two buttons. One of the buttons allows you to tap and instantly capture 16MP photos or long press to record 1080p video. The other button allows you to take slow motion video in HD quality.

To make up for the lack of a viewfinder, HTC says that the RE camera features a custom 146 degree wide angle lens with the “latest” image stabilization technology. The device is also waterproof, which the company says is great for underwater selfies and videos.

Finally, HTC has also partnered with YouTube and will allow you to stream live video from a RE camera to the web for everyone to see. The company is also heavily touting that no PC is required to use the RE camera and that it pairs wireless to any modern Android phone and the iPhone. You can even use your phone as a viewfinder for the RE camera.

The RE camera will be available “in time for the holidays” from a variety of retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, and The device will cost $199 and be available in teal, orange, navy blue, and white. The while and orange models are available for pre-order on now.

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