It’s true that technology makes human life a lot easier. But before you live that lavish and convenient life, you have to make the right choices or you may end up losing money and suffer from your poor choices. Tablets are the devices that fall in the middle ground between smartphones and laptops. In this article, we have picked up 10 best tablets with camera you should buy in 2020.
There are myriad choices available in the tablet world with different sets of features and specifications. That being said, you need to opt for the tablet which meets your needs the most. We have selected and reviewed tablets with the best camera which will help you to choose one if your primary needs are related to the camera.
Best Tablets With Camera – Top Picks
We have handpicked tablets with stunning cameras just for you so that you can choose the one that meets your needs and the budget. Keep in mind all the factors and consider all of them while you read reviews of tablets. Apple, Huawei, Microsoft, and Samsung brands have the best cameras, and below is the list where you will find what device offers what.
1. New Apple iPad Pro (12.9″ & 11″) 2020 – Tablet w/ Best Camera
No wonder if I put these latest iPad Pro in the first position for the overall best category. Its pro camera to capture the reality makes it the finest slate with its super speed, functionality, track-pad, keyboard, and Apple Pencil.
It comes with two cameras that can capture 12MP wide photos and 10MP ultra-wide photos. With an ultra-wide feature, you can cover a whole room in a single capture.
Editing tiny details on the photos is pretty much convenient using a stylus. All in all, iPad Pro makes the ultimate device as a portfolio, a camera, and a PC.
Its studio-quality mics, 4K video shooting, 4 speaker audio makes it a mobile studio for content creators, pod-casters, and video and filmmakers. Also, its 4 speaker system automatically adjusts to the orientation of your device making it more convenient for professional use. Not to mention, its LiDAR scanner for better than ever Augmented Reality experience.
2. Huawei MatePad Pro
Available in 4 different colors and switchable modes of laptop and tablet, Huawei is another star device for you with a stunning camera.
The front camera is 8MP with f/2.0 aperture and the rear camera is 13MP with f/1.5 aperture. The photo resolution in front cam is 3264 x 2448 pixels whereas for the rear camera it’s 4160 × 3120 pixels. These are standard resolutions and may change with different modes.
Video shooting is also great with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolutions depending on the modes. Here are some camera features of Huawei MatePad Pro: HDR, delayed photography, slow motion, professional mode, streamer shutter, night view, panorama, voice control photography, document correction, smile shoot, and target tracking.
The slate is super-fast with a flagship Kirin 990 chip and with its easily rechargeable pencil, capturing and editing photos is quite convenient.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The next up is Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. This stylish tab available in three different colors is the right device that can replace the need for a smartphone, laptop, and a camera.
This tab has got two rear cameras for wide and ultra-wide captures. In fact, it is the first tablet from Samsung having two rear cameras.
Its 13MP rear camera clicks photos with f/2.2 aperture in ultra-wide mode and f/2.0 in wide camera. Both it’s wide and the front cam has the live focus feature.
Its 8 Mp front camera is of superior quality that allows you a better video calling experience. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has smart AI that helps you click the best-optimized photos. And it also has Adobe Premiere Rush installed for creating studio-quality videos.
An S pen makes it so easy to edit and retouch the image. With 6GB/8GB and 128GB/256 GB storage, Galaxy S6 Tab is a faster and great device to click lots of photos and videos and to store them.
4. Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8″
The next up is Huawei MediaPad M6 with a flagship Kirin 980 chip and better overall performance. It has a 13MP rear camera with auto-focus and 8MP front camera with fixed focus.
It is important to note that the default orientation of Huawei MediaPad M6 is landscape and hence the front camera is placed across its length.
The camera quality is quite similar to that of Huawei MatePad Pro. But when it comes to video shooting MediaPad can shoot 1080 pixel Full HD Video at 360 fps. Whereas, the MatePad Pro, as we discussed above, can also shoot 2169 Ultra HD videos. It can capture nice HDR and panorama photos too.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The next on our list is Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, a lightweight and super slim tablet by Samsung. If you want a Samsung tab and still do not need two rear cameras like Galaxy Tab S6, you would want to go with this one.
Galaxy Tab S5e is rather a budget device that has quite a similar camera performance to Galaxy Tab S6.
It has a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Not to mention, auto-focus is available in both the front and the rear camera.
Although, a budget device from Samsung, it has 4GB/6GB RAM and Snapdragon 670, which makes it faster than many other tabs. It comes with three different colors – Gold, Silver, and Black.
6. Microsoft Surface Pro X
Microsoft Surface Pro is the next on our list based on the camera performance. With 8GB or 16GB RAM and Microsoft SQ1 processor, it is one of the fastest tabs of recent times.
It comes with a 5MP front camera that can record 1080 pixel full HD video. This is great for you when you want to shoot short videos.
It has a 10MP rear camera with auto-focus. Although it has specifications and functions suitable for professional corporate usage, you can also use it for short video making. It can shoot videos with 4K clarity and its dual far-field studio mics make it a superior tab with a camera.
Surface Pro tablet front cam also enables Hello Face security. The tablet can be attached to a keyboard and can be used as a laptop. Moreover, it also allows you to use a stylus for editing photos and videos.
7. Apple iPad Air
At the 7th position in our list is Apple iPad Air with an 8MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 and f/2.2 aperture. We all know Apple devices are costly but provide superior features. Apple iPad Air has so many additional features that enhance its camera.
It comes with a hybrid IR filter and a five-element lens which lets you click more realistic pics. Photo geotagging, auto image stabilization, tap-to-focus, timer, burst mode, auto-focus give you more customization and choices to click a variety of photos. In addition, it can click panorama images up to 43MP, and wide color capture and live photographs.
Moreover, you can record 1080p HD videos and slow-motion video at 240 fps. It has a better video image stabilization including stability in time-lapse videos. Video geotagging and 3x zoom is possible in video recording.
8. Apple iPad mini
New Apple iPad mini with fewer features than other Apple slates including iPad Pro is surely a budget choice for people. But if you compare the camera quality and performance with iPad Air that we discussed in the previous article, both are quite similar.
iPad Mini’s front-facing camera is 7MP with f/2.2 aperture. The video can be shot at 30 frames per second with 1080 pixels HD. It facilitates timer mode, burst mode, exposure control, retina flash, auto HDR photos in front cam, and backside illumination.
The rear camera is 8MP and f/2.4 aperture. Again, like other iPad, it has a five-element lens hybrid IR filter. The video shooting is possible with 1080p and higher stability. And video zooming is 3x. All in all, Apple’s A12 Bionic chip makes it a super-fast tab with a superior camera.
9. Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Next up is Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7. This tablet was expected to be so advanced than it’s previous model Microsoft Surface Pro 6. But with minor changes, Microsoft decided to just reiterate the model.
This tablet-to-laptop versatility device has 8MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front-facing camera.
Both the front and the rear camera allows capturing 1080 Full HD videos. That being said, you won’t be able to shoot ultra HD videos with this tablet. But a good thing about this slate is it has far-field mics that let you shoot more realistic videos. The rear camera also has an auto-focus feature.
The stylus would let you edit and retouch your captures quite conveniently. If you’re looking for a high-end device with a nice camera, Surface Pro 7 is the right choice for you as it has faster processors, and choice of RAM; 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB. In a nutshell, Surface Pro 7 has variants to choose from as per your requirements with a decent camera.
10. Apple iPad 10.2″
Finally, the last on our list is Apple iPad with 10.2” Retina Display screen. This tablet from Apple is just good for everyone whether you’re a student, a teacher, or a professional. Apple iPad 10.2” also has that tablet-to-laptop versatility.
With an 8MP rear-facing camera and an HD Facetime front cam let you click amazing photos like any other Apple devices. With AR technology, the camera is even superior to many ordinary tablets with a camera.
The inbuilt apps facilitate scanning documents and FaceTime calls easy. The retina display screen shows vivid colors making the iPad just the right portfolio slate.
iPad 10.2” comes with A10 chip which is capable of editing 4k videos smoothly. And using the Apple Pencil and keyboard lets you sketch, edit, and post-processing quite conveniently.
What to look for in a Tablet when your preference is Camera and Photos
The reason why you want a better camera in your tab helps you to pick the right device. Because, the better the camera the higher the price will be. For instance, if you’re a student and want a tab with a decent camera because you want to scan documents so often and sometimes to video call your friends, you don’t need a high-end device with the super-fast processor. A normal tablet with a scanning feature with a normal camera will do the job.
However, if you’re a photographer or a model, you will need a tablet that not only has the superior camera but also the device that can run software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom without being hanged. In addition, the high transfer speed and storage capacity is needed to handle so many photographs and videos.
Resolution of Front and Rear Camera
This is the first thing you would want to check in the specification section of the tablet description. Mostly, popular devices come with decent resolution. Nevertheless, the higher the number in megapixel the better the photo quality will be.
The aperture of any camera controls the incoming brightness that falls on the image sensor. It is simply represented by the f-number. While varied f-numbers may mean many different things but one of the important and easy-to-understand significance is the depth of field.
With higher f-numbers, the depth of field increases and with lower f-numbers, the depth of field decreases. You might want to go with higher aperture numbers like f/2.0 or f/2.2 but that only is useful when the sensor is of good quality. You may find higher apertures comparatively in iPads. Therefore, you can get better shots in Apple tablets at a higher aperture number when the device has a better image sensor.
Devices Ability to Run Software
If you’re a photographer or a model, you would not rely on your tablet camera primarily. This is because you will have a dedicated DSLR cam for that. But when you’re shooting videos and photos at an event and you may need a device that can replace your laptop for editing, selecting, and transferring images and videos.
If you have a high-end tablet that has fast processors, higher RAM, storage capacity, and graphics card, you will be able to load high resolution and large files quickly and choose from thousands of your captures. Moreover, with smart USB C, the transferring speed also becomes super-fast.
While many tabs can transform in a laptop, there are some tablets, like Microsoft Surface series tabs equipped with i7 processors will let you run Photoshop and Lightroom in dull mode. This will eliminate the need for a laptop for sure. In a nutshell, do not miss checking what camera-related software or apps you might need to run on and if the tablet is compatible with those or not.
Some Other Features and Screen
Like Apple iPads provide different modes and equipped with AI, making the camera superior to many other similar tabs, you may want to check all the camera modes. A Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has a dual rear camera for Wide and Ultra Wide Captures. The next feature is the quality of mic. If you want a tab for shooting small videos or recording podcasts, the quality of audio matters, and that highly depends on the mic used.
Well, if you’re a model or a professional who wants a slate for using it as a portfolio, go with a better display and vivid colors. This will be a plus with a better camera.
I hope our top picks have helped you to choose the right tablet with camera. If you have a bigger budget and want a device that can store, process, edits, and clicks photos and videos quite efficiently; Apple iPad Pro is the ultimate tab.
Whereas if you need to click wider photos, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a great choice. Also, if you’re fond of Samsung devices Galaxy Tab S5e is also a good choice if you don’t need to shoot ultra-wide images. Microsoft Surface tabs are great for office work, attending e-meetings, and video calls. Moreover, you can edit and run some high-end photo editing software on it. But choose the variant with the highest RAM and the best processor available.
Huawei tablets MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 10.8″ have quite similar cameras with better video shooting experience in MatePad Pro than MediaPad. But again, if you need to handle too many files at the same time, MatePad Pro wins with its high-end processor and flagship Kirin 990 chip. If you still have any questions or your experience with these tablets, share them with us and our beloved readers in the comment section below.