Would you use a tablet to take photos and/or record video? (poll results)
posted by Florin T. / Nov 26, 2015, 9:30 PM
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
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Yeah man, I gotta flex and finesse and let the world know I'm a pro photographer using an iPad Pro! /s
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 9:35 PM 5
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Well if it came with 23mp with OIS and Xenon flash, I would.
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 9:37 PM 1
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^^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.
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 10:46 PM 0
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.
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 9:42 PM 1
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.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 12:16 AM 2
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