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What is a rear camera on a tablet worth to you?

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  • razor512razor512 United StatesPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    For me since I do not see much value on them, I do not consider them to be worth more than the component cost. For top of the line smartphones, the camera module usually cost less than $20, and with many tablets having considerably worst cameras, we can assume the cost to be less than $10 in most cases.

  • I voted for option 1, $0. I personally do not take pictures with any of our tablets, they are too hefty and I always have my phone with me. It is usually harder to offload pictures/videos from tablets as well.

  • jasonejasone United StatesPosts: 2,072 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Rear cameras on tablets are pretty worthless to me. I'd rather see a really nice front facing camera for video chats. Any other camera on a tablet I don't care about. I'd rather pay a little less for a tablet without one, or see the money put towards better improvements on the tablet.

  • coldheat06coldheat06 United StatesPosts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe a rear camera is needed on smaller tablets, but should not be required on larger tablets.

  • saeedtedsaeedted United StatesPosts: 1,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't value rear cameras on tablets. I hate when Google Opinion Rewards makes me use my tablet rear camera to snap photos of receipts. 

    Although I do understand if people needs a competent camera on their tablet to scan documents. I lose a little bit of respect for people who record moments with their tablets, though.

    I would prefer better Front-facing camera  those video chats and interviews.

  • cavanaughtimcavanaughtim Wisconsin, USAPosts: 645 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I was going to ask the same thing. I've never had a request for a receipt before.

  • saeedtedsaeedted United StatesPosts: 1,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    It asks me to take a photo of my receipt every time I go into a major

    retailer like Target, Office Depot, Walmart. etc. Poll gives me 30 cents.

    On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM jimlloyd40 <[email protected]>

  • cavanaughtimcavanaughtim Wisconsin, USAPosts: 645 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I get those surveys for those stores all the time, but I've never had to provide a receipt. My guess is that google is pilot testing it with some users as a way to guard against people taking surveys when they never actually went to the store. Already they use a combination of location data and having you choose the right store from a list of random stores to verify, but my guess is that it would be pretty easy to game the system.

  • kgenovakgenova Austin, TXPosts: 6

    I never use the rear camera on my iPad Air 2.  It is too big and bulky to use as a camera.

  • hakimfaroukhakimfarouk Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPosts: 2

    Rather than the rear, I'd say the front camera is worth more to me for skyping and etc. I have my phone for the daily rear camera shots

  • nthall350nthall350 Kansas City, MissouriPosts: 505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It isn't handy for much in my opinion. The tablets are too bulky, and awkward to take photos with. I have used mine as a secondary screen with my DSLR, but it was for stationary use.

  • DrakenFXDrakenFX Mobile United StatesPosts: 2,011 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    On a tablet, camera is the least of my to go things, I really don't mind 5mp rear camera as long the SoC of at least SD652 or better, with minimum if 3gb Ram and 1920x1080p screen resolution. The rest is just gravy.

  • tabletalker7tabletalker7 Posts: 167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to say it, but most of the market will agree with these two statements.

    1.  What is a 5MP camera worth to me on a tablet?  Nothing.

    2.  What is a tablet in general worth to me?  Less than nothing

    The tablet market is dead.  Years ago I loved them, but then phones got big enough, android got smooth enough, and cell phone processors got beefed up enough to the point where a tablet is just useless nowadays.  Tablets were great when smartphones had tiny screens.  Those days are long gone now.

  • razor512razor512 United StatesPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    One of the best uses for a tablet, is for media consumption.

    If you would like, try this with a cheap 9-10 inch tablet. (I am still using my ancient HP touchpad that I got for $100 back in 2011, and have since overclocked the CPU and GPU and cache. I have it running a cyanogenmod based build, and use BSplayer for video, and chrome for the browser.

    It makes for a great experience for catching up on a few TV shows while in bed, while also using the web browser. The hover video player can simply be moved to a corner of the screen or move anywhere else as needed.

    Furthermore, since I sync most of my media files with my NAS, and BS player has support for network shares, I am able to easily stream my videos (pretty much any format), to the tablet while I surf the web. This makes everything extremely convenient for use around the house.

    Wanted to add, that the tablet has a front facing camera that since I got the tablet, probably had a combined total use of less than 20 seconds.

    Screenshot_2017-01-08-21-10-11.png

    Overall, if you are not using a tablet for really demanding stuff, even a low end one can offer a decent experience, as long as the display is good.

    For such a use case, a smartphone is not a very good device, since a the display is too small, and a ~10 inch display on a smartphone will not be very pocket friendly.

  • razor512razor512 United StatesPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    It is one of the worst names possible since whatever acronym they think they are going for, is likely far less popular than than the common use for BS. BSPlayer FREE - Android Apps on Google Play

    Overall, people put up with the horrible name because no one else seems to be doing a good video player that offers a windowed mode as well as full support for various network share types, along with good hardware acceleration support.

  • nthall350nthall350 Kansas City, MissouriPosts: 505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's absolutely worthless to me. 5MP is pretty low res, and a tablet is inconvenient for taking photos, or videos.

  • timmyjimotimmyjimo Seattle, WAPosts: 15 ✭✭✭✭

    There are few things as rediculous as someone taking pictures with a tablet.

  • nthall350nthall350 Kansas City, MissouriPosts: 505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree. I bring a real camera if I'm planning on taking pictures, or filming something. The phone is great for candid shots. I've never reached for the tablet. 

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