Finally! The iPad Air 2 is the first tablet to be able to shoot slow-moes at 120 FPS

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.

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh

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12 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Tablets should not have a rear camera (unless it's for augmented reality). People that use them as cameras (when they have a much better camera on them in their phone) are absolutely the most obnoxious people on this planet.

2. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Innovation at it's worst

3. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Google releases a flagship tablet with high-end specs, and no one bats an eye. Apple releases a new iPad with just a thinner design, and everybody loses their minds. Apple Arena seems more legit as a name of this site.

7. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

how about the a8x

11. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

An overclocked a8.

12. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

LET SEE HOW IT GONE BLOW 8 CORE 2.7 GHZ CPU OUT OF THE WATER

4. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

wow what an Innovation by apple. slow-moes at 120 FPS is nothing special. slow news day

5. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

lol, finally? this guy's life is finally complete.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The best camera is the one you have with you.

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup. But if you don't have "slow-moes at 120 FPS" there, you are in trouble.

8. damanha

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Wait, you want to take a slow motion video with a tablet ?

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

FINALLY!!!!! And PA was waiting for such tablet for ages

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