Finally! The iPad Air 2 is the first tablet to be able to shoot slow-moes at 120 FPS
Apple has outfitted the just-announced iPad Air 2 with an 8-megapixel iSight camera (1.12um pixels) with f/2.4 lens that is capable of 1080p video. Sounds fairly standard, right? Well, as it turns out, the new A8X chip will also allow the iPad Air 2 to finally catch up with one of the highlight features introduced with the iPhone 5s' camera -- slow motion video capture at the super-smooth, 120 frames per second.
This is the first tablet in the industry to offer this feature, even though several phones, even beyond Apple's ecosystem, now offer the perk. Obviously, the iPad Air 2 is still behind the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which can do 120 framers per second, but also even 240 frames per second for some truly impressive clips. Whether the competition will follow up with its next generation tablets remains to be seen, but right now, like it or not, the iPad Air 2 remains unmatched in this particular (though, admittedly niche) category.