Asus explains why the Google Nexus 7 has no rear camera, answer does not surprise
posted by Nick T. / Jul 20, 2012, 4:58 AM
The Google Nexus 7 does not have a main camera, and that should come as no surprise since the Tegra 3-powered 7-incher starts at $199 for its 8GB version. In fact, keeping the tablet's cost down was the reason why Asus decided to pass on the main camera and add a front-facing shooter only. Sure, the maker could have spared a few bucks off its already razor-thin profit margin and could have added a basic snapper for the ones who might need it, yet such a camera module wouldn't have been of good quality and would have had a negative effect on the overall user experience.
Here is the exact statement from Asus on the matter:
Does it bother you that the Google Nexus 7 does not have a main camera? Or even the most basic of snappers on the back would have made it an even better device? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment.
source: Asus via SlashGear
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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Its totally understandable for the price that Asus leaves out a rear camera on the nexus 7,afterall nobody ever uses the camera on a tab anyhow,possibly only ever for ar games maybe
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 5:06 AM 18
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except the SPECIAL ppl take use their tablets to take pictures in the mirror
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 6:08 AM 12
Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011
A 5MP rear camera module would have cost an additional $5 OMG I would go bankrupt paying $5 more!
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 5:20 AM 1
Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011
Don't you all have a camera on your smartphone already? I would rather use a hand size smart phone to take a picture than a 7 inch tablet! If it were raining 50 dollar bills many people would complain that they were not 100 dollar bills!
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 5:39 AM 11
Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012
My same thoughts, nowadays, most people have a smartphone with them. You wouldn't just bring your tablet with you when you leave home, you would take your phone as well. On the other hand... maybe the user will be using photo apps like instagram on their tablet.
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 1:52 PM 0
Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012
i think this is right decision. i saw people take picture with their tablet, and it seems so weird.. even 7" is still too big for taking the pictures. should use phone or digital camera for taking pictures instead.
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 5:56 AM 3
Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011
Rear camera on tablets is the most useless feature ever on an electronic device, just for AR technology would make sense - sadly AR gaming is not so functional atm. Everyone owns a phone aswell and tbh is embarassingly better to take photos with it.
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 6:03 AM 1
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No back camera is OK. Really irritates me when people use tablets to take photos during events and even concerts. That's it, tablets should be banned in concerts. They could like use their phones or digicams..
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 9:13 AM 1
Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012
A pet peeve of mine is people at Disney World walking around with an iPad taking VIDEO!! It's as if they want people to notice that they own a tablet. Like having a smartphone or tablet makes you better than everyone else. I should try taking video of them with my G-Slate, Radar 4G, Nokia C7, and flip phone while they're taking video of the gift shop. lol
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 10:31 AM 0
That's a very smart move from ASUS. I mean what's the point on taking a picture with a tablet when it have a low resolution than a digital camera or a cell phone camera. some people don't realize that you're paying more for a camera. just glad they put a front facing camera only but THEY STILL NEED SD CARD slot. And what's the point when you already have a camera on your phone? it's just plan stupid if you ask me
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 4:25 PM 0
Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011
Actually i Agree with asus... the Last time i saw a kid holding a tablet and taking pics at starbucks was pretty pretty weird... its like holding a giant slate camera....just to take a close up picture.
posted on Jul 21, 2012, 9:03 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 22, 2013
by heavens lord, what is the definition of user experience, i just dont understand why we use tablet actually, lot of people would like it for entertainment and socializing, others like basic users and professional to store information and ideas in image and written form. now think this without a decent camera. lost.. I have seen some comment above, but guys people just dont use camera to take their own pics or their friends, there are also other use to it.
posted on Apr 22, 2013, 8:05 AM 0
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