Cyber Monday Special: Top 5 Best Tablet Cameras

BlackBerry PlayBook Tops the List
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  • BlackBerry PlayBook
    This is easily the best camera and the best deal. The PlayBook is only $200 right now and it features a best in class three megapixel front camera and five megapixel rear-facing camera. The camera sensor does a good job with lots of light, and there is no flash so you'll need it. Furthermore, PlayBook is a seven inch tablet so it's a bit less awkward to pan around with. REUTERS
  •  HTC Flyer
    The Flyer price is down to $300 now, so at least it's affordable, and it does have a decent camera. This seven inch tablet has a five megapixel shooter on the rear with auto focus and a 1.3 megapixel camera in front. The video's produced flow pretty well, but the microphone doesn't pick up the sound very well. Reuters
  • Motorola Xoom
    Another 10-inch device, the Xoom also features a two megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. It's got a five megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and comes in a Wi-Fi or 3G model. Reuters
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Tablets may be awkward to shoot pictures with, but the front-facing cameras are a great feature to have for video chat. Many of the large tablet computers with good cameras are actually for business users. The slate style devices are $1,000 and more, but for consumers, the popular devices are getting better as far as cameras go. Most smartphones have better cameras for obvious reasons. They are easier to carry and you're much more likely to take out your phone to take a picture than you are with a tablet.

Cameras are often measured by megapixels, and while those numbers can sometimes be misleading on a smartphone, they matter more for tablets. That's because the resolution on many of the devices is so low. Resolution on a one megapixel device will be much lower than a five megapixel one. But an eight megapixel camera my not be that much better than a five megapixel camera.

The top five tablet cameras are not going to replace your camera or even your smartphone, but they are the best ones if you are a shutterbug. One notable exclusion here is the iPad. It's cameras are not great, even though they do make decent videos. Start the slideshow to see the top five tablet cameras.  

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