Tablets with Best Cameras For Zoom Calls

Nowadays, we are using our gadgets for many reasons, such as gaming, web surfing, sketching, video editing, and picture capturing.

The craze for taking pictures is increasing because people want a device with a good camera. Some people like to take selfies with their tablets, and family portraits, and some even buy tablets to record their podcasts.

Tablets are one of those popular devices because of their offerings, from screen size to cameras.

So, let’s look at the photographic capabilities of popular tablets available in the market.

1. Apple iPad Pro (2021)

ipad pro 2021 5th gen

iPad Pro 5th gen is an Apple premium series that offers a variety of attributes, such as a 12.9″ screen size with a 1668 x 2388 resolution, unmatched cameras, and high-end processing power.

Specs:

Rear Camera: Triple (12 MP (wide), 10 MP (ultrawide), TOF LiDAR scanner)

Rear Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps

Front Camera: 12 MP (ultrawide)

Front Video: 1080p@25/30/60fps

This tab gives a 12/10 MP pro shooter at the rear end, which can record videos of 4K and 1080P at 24/25/30/60fps. The selfie camera is 12MP and records video of 1080p@25/30/60fps. Apple’s center stage feature follows and focuses the user while moving in a video call.

This tablet fulfills all the pro photography needs of the users because of Apple’s latest M1 chip, storage variety of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and OS support of iPadOS 14.5.1, which is upgradable to iPadOS 15.4.1. It does not require a MicroSD slot with this storage capacity.

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra

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Samsung has launched the S8 series in three variants Tab S8, S8+, and the S8 ultra. Let’s discuss each one of them:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: It is part of the trio. This model comes with an 11″ TFT screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 2500 x 1600 resolution. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Specs:

Rear Camera: Dual (13 MP (wide), 6 MP (ultrawide))

Rear Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Front Camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)

Front Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

This Slate offers a unique combination of storage and ram (128/8 GB, 256/8 GB, 256/12 GB) and still supports a dedicated microSD slot which is a bonus. 

The Octa-core 8 Gen 1 processor is supported by an Adreno 730 GPU, Android version 12, and 4 stereo speakers to serve gaming, drawing, videos, and web surfing.

Its cameras provide sharp image quality and shoot videos at 4k resolution equally with the help of 12MP front and 13/6MP rare cameras with auto framing. These camera types fit video calls but not for taking pictures in an open atmosphere. It provides excellent photos and videos with proper lighting.   

Samsung has provided an 8000mAh battery which is enough for hours on a single charge to support all networks GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Specs:

Rear Camera: Dual (13 MP (wide), 6 MP (ultrawide))

Rear Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Front Camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)

Front Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+: The second family member is the Samsung Tab S8+, which has a 12.4″ AMOLED LCD with corning gorilla glass 5 protection. This tablet provides 2800 x 1752 resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate. This Slate has the same storage offering as S8 and supports microSD slots.

This Android 12 powered tablet is backed by an octa-core snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with Adreno730 GPU. S8+ also offers 12MP front and 13/6MP rare cameras with auto framing features which can also shoot videos at 4K resolution@30fps. 

Samsung has provided a single nano sim slot that can support all kinds of networks and a 10090 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Specs:

Rear Camera: Dual (13 MP (wide), 6 MP (ultrawide))

Rear Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Front Camera: Dual (12 MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide))

Front Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: It is launched with a 14.6″ screen size and Android 12 to beat the iPad Pro. It has Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1848 x 2960 pixels at a 120Hz refresh rate.

This tablet is powered by an octa-core snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and Adreno 730 GPU. Apart from its sibling, it has a variety of storage and ram available (128/8 GB, 256/12 GB, 256/16, 512/12 GB, 512/16 GB) and the MicroSD slot.

It offers a dual front camera of 12/12MP with wide and ultrawide lenses, while the rear cameras are similar to other variants. It can equally shoot 4K videos at 30 and60 fps from the front and rear cameras.

Since it is a premium tablet with a larger display and supports all the networks, it offers a 11200 mAh battery.    

3. Microsoft Surface Pro 8

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is known for its performance, outstanding features, and great design. It comes with Windows 11 home and provides a 13″ Pixel Sense display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 at a 120Hz refresh rate.

It offers us 128 GB, 256 GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD storage with 8GB, 12GB, and 32GB LPDDR4 RAM. It gets its processing power from Quad-core 11th Gen Corei5 or Corei7 processor, backed by Intel Iris X graphics.

Specs:

Rear Camera: 10MP

Rear Video: 4K, 1080P

Front Camera: 5MP

Front Video: 1080P

This Slate comes with a 10MP autofocus rear camera which can provide us 4K and 1080P video quality. While on the other hand, the 5MP front camera can only record videos on 1080P, which is also used for Windows Hello face authentication.

This device provides good images and video quality in low light and bright backgrounds. 

4. Apple iPad Air (2022)

ipad air 2022 5th gen

Apple has launched a masterpiece after one another. It offers us a 10.9″ display which enables us to get 2360 x 1640 resolution at a 60Hz refresh rate.

Specs:

Rear Camera: 12MP (Wide)

Rear Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps;

Front Camera: 12MP (Ultrawide)

Front Video: 1080p@30/60fps

This Slate is perfect for video and image capturing and editing due to its latest M1 chip and 16 core neural processing unit, which provides 15x faster functionality by processing 11 trillion operations per second.

With this processing power, Apple iPad Air (2022) provides us 12MP rear wide-angle and a 12 MP front with ultra-wide-angle cameras. This tablet also supports the center stage feature, which becomes awkward when the speaker is stationary. Another shortcoming of the tab is it provides a single camera at the rear end.

Overall, 12MP rear and front cameras have a good picture and video quality. The tablet comes with iPadOS 15.4, upgraded to iPadOS 15.4.1, and storage variants of 64GB, 256 GB without a MicroSD slot.

5. Apple iPad Mini (2021)

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Please don’t go on its name Mini, as it offers a lot. It comes with an iPadOS15, an IPS liquid retina 8.3” display which supports 1488 x 2266 pixels resolution at 60Hz with 500nits of brightness. 

Apple has installed an A15 bionic chip that provides a Hexa-core processor with 5 core GPU and storage capacity of 64GB, 256GB, which is better than its predecessor. 

Specs:

Rear Camera: 12 MP (wide)

Rear Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps

Front Camera: 12 MP (ultrawide)

Front Video: 1080p@25/30/60fps

This Slate provides a single 12 MP wide-angle rear and 12MP front camera that can grab videos 4K@24/25/30/60fps and 1080p@25/30/60fps, respectively. Both the cameras offer decent results in low lights, plus center stage.

6. Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is an Android 11 based tablet at an affordable price. It supports web surfing, photo editing, video calling, gaming, etc., because of its powerful snapdragon octa-core processor and Adreno 650 GPU.

Specs:

Rear Camera: Dual 13MP wide / 5MP ultra-wide

Rear Video: 4K@30fps, 1080P@30fps

Front Camera: Dual 8MP wide, 8MP biometric sensor

Front Video: 1080P@30fps video

This tablet offers us a dual 13MP wide, 5MP ultra-wide lens rear camera that can shoot videos 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, and dual 8MP wide 8MP biometric sensor selfie cameras 1080p@30fps video quality plus bright and sharp images.

The processing power, 12.6″ display,1600 x 2560 resolution, good cameras, 128GB / 256GB storage, dedicated microSD slot, and sleek design make it ideal.

7. Asus Vivo Book 13

Asus offered this Slate for $600 with acceptable features such as camera quality, 13.3” OLED colorful display with 1,920 x 1,080P resolution, and keyboard. CPU is the biggest shortcoming of this Slate which does not match the price.

It comes with an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Quadcore processor, Windows 11 Home/Pro, 128/256 GB storage with a below-average battery time which is not matched the price.

Specs:

Rear Camera: 13MP

Rear Video: 1080P

Front Camera: 5MP

Front Video: 720P

This Slate offers a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, which gives us a more detailed, sharp, and colorful image. It is equally suitable for video conferencing and shooting videos.

8. Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)

ipad pro 2020

Overall, the iPad Pro 12.9 offers a wide range of advanced features, such as a 12.9″ screen size with 2048 x 2732 resolution, 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB storage, and iPadOS 14.5.1.

Specs:

Rear Camera: Dual 12MP, f/1.8 (wide), 10MP f/2.4(ultra-wide)

Rear Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

Front Camera: 7MP, f/2.4 (also has face detection)

Front Video: 1080p@30/60fps

IPad Pro 12.9 (2020) camera is more capable than the older versions. It is due to the addition of a 10MP ultra-wide camera alongside the standard 12MP rear camera. You can switch to the ultra-wide camera by simply pressing the zoom button.

Its selfie camera is 7MP, including face detection, HDR, and panorama shots. 

This tablet shoots up to 4K video from the rear camera. The front-facing camera can shoot video up to 1080p. 

Its camera results are relatively sharp and well-balanced. However, it would only work in portrait mode in the 7MP True Depth front camera. The exposure in low light is quite decent, but it is not as good as the Night Mode. Apple has also worked on improving the battery life of this tablet. 

The A12Z Bionic chip makes it fast, which is a boon for photographers who prefer editing photos on the tablet. 

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S7+ Plus

With solid battery life, compact design, and a great camera, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is one of the top picks in most categories.

Specs:

Rear camera: 13MP, f/2.0 (wide), 5MP f/2.2(ultra-wide)

Rear video: 4K@30fps

Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0 (also has face detection)

Front video: 1080p@30fps

This 10 x 6.5 x 0.2 inches tablet has a premium finish. It is both thinner and lighter than its competitors. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 comes with a 2560 x 1600-pixel panel and offers up to 500 nits of brightness.

You will fall in love with the front camera of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. This 8MP camera can perfectly capture well-balanced and sharp photos. The S7 comes with a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP ultra-wide sensor on the back. 

This tab support Pro Video, Single Take, Live Focus, and Night Mode. 

This Slate is equipped with one of the fastest processors for Android 10 upgradable to Android 12 – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus. The 12.4” display size tab support 12/256/512 GB internal storage with an expandable microSD slot. 

Its battery runs over 10 hours of continuous usage on a full charge and around three days of standby time. 

FAQs

Which tablet has the best camera for taking pictures?

Apple iPad Pro 2021 has better cameras as it offers three rear cameras of 12MP, 10 MP, and TOF LiDAR, which can shoot 4K videos @24/25/30/60fps.

What tablet offers dual selfie cameras?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra currently offers dual 12MP cameras with wide and ultra-wide lenses and an auto framing feature. It can shoot videos of 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

Conclusion 

We found tough competition between the iPad Pro 2021 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab s8 ultra at the end of this article. But still, we will go for the Apple iPad Pro 2021 as it provides triple rear cameras with center stage capability.

Another plus point of the Apple iPad Pro 2021 is its unmatchable storage capacity of 2 TB. 

If you want to look for alternatives, then Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the capable option, with the largest screen size of 14.6″ and 11200 mAh battery capacity.

But if you are a die-hard fan of Apple, you won’t look around.

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