Would you use a tablet to take photos and/or record video? (poll results)

Would you use a tablet to take photos and/or record video? (poll results)
In recent years, smartphones have become bigger and bigger, often being almost as large as some (smaller) tablets. Even so, tablets aren't going anywhere, and some now actually have phone capabilities, allowing you to make and receive calls. But one of the things that most tablets have in common is that they feature rear and front cameras.

Obviously, tablet manufacturers expect users to rely on these devices, at least at some point, to take photos and video. In fact, Microsoft recently released a promo video - embedded below - suggesting that its Surface Pro 4 (a 12.3-inch tablet) is great for photography. And while its rear camera may be a very good one, snapping photos with a device that big can be challenging. With that in mind, not long ago, we published a poll asking you if you'd use a tablet to take photos and/or record video. Only 11.7% percent of those who voted said that they would do it, or they're already doing it.

47.83% voted for "maybe, if I really don't have any other device around", while 40.47% are definitely not fans of using tablet cameras for photography or video recording. Is anyone surprised by these findings?

Would you use a tablet to take photos and/or record video?

Yes, I would / I'm already doing it
Maybe, if I really don't have any other device around



7. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Imagine someone using a iPad pro to take pictures.. Oh the horror!

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Tablet creators are stupid to put the good camera in the back instead of the front of the tablet. Rear cameras should be the crappy ones, you should want a good front camera since tablets are ideal for stuff like video conferencing/facetime/video chats, and would offer a better experience than a phone for this. Tablets are too unwieldy to use as a regular camera, sure the large "viewfinder" is nice but is not very practical.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

good front camera for video chats also stupid because apps will lower its quality

3. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I didn't participate in this poll, but I want to throw in my two cents. I'll admit that I wouldn't use my tablet (a Tab S 8.4) to take pictures under normal circumstances, but it made a very adequate replacement one time my phone was unavailable to me for a few weeks and I was using another, low-end phone with a 5MP snapper.

2. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Well if it came with 23mp with OIS and Xenon flash, I would.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

^^This right here is an example. While I definitely will not do that, most people would, if manufacturers produce tablets with good camera and market it like it's a normal thing. It sometimes depends on how it is portrayed by a celeb or someone endorsing it and the size of the tab. A 7-8 incher is fine but beyond that like 10 inch, 12 inch, *eternity*, then there's Galaxy view, is a no go.

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeah man, I gotta flex and finesse and let the world know I'm a pro photographer using an iPad Pro! /s

4. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Ahahaha I can imagine someone will do it!

9. devonblue4u

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

I nearly collided with a woman trying to take a picture with her tablet while I was riding my bike. She couldn't see around the damn thing, and didn't realize she had walked on the bike path.

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