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Samsung reigned on the successful launch of the Galaxy Note smartphone. However, the Korean giant planned to bring the smartphone features in a tablet.
As a result, the company equipped the Galaxy Note 10.1 with all the features of the original Galaxy Note handset. It proved to be the right step for the company as the enhanced S Pen functionality gained stardom overnight. However, the tablet lacked in the spec department, as compared to its high-end counterparts. This prompted the Korean giant to release the improved Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.
Let us compare the largest tablet in the Note Pro series, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, in terms of their camera features.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2-inch tablet comprises of a decent 8MP primary snapper, complemented with LED flash feature. The camera offers no shutter lags, a plethora of scene and shooting modes and standard Samsung camera user interface. The shooting modes include Panorama, Sports, HDR, Night and more. Additionally, the 2MP user-facing snapper offers the user with 720p video capturing feature.
Image Quality: Images produced are decent with details similar to resolution. The Auto Mode of the camera provides the user with superior contrast in comparison to the actual view. Color reproduction is intensive, with overall frame slightly underexposed. The HDR mode is recommended for shooting contrasting scenes. It tones down bright objects and simultaneously highlights shadows.
For shots taken indoors, the camera offers decent results. Colors are accurate, with minimum blurring when tablet held steady. Noise increases in extreme low-lighting conditions. However, the LED flash illuminates images kept at a distance of five feet away.
Camera Speed: The camera offers 1080p video recording ability at 30 fps. However, the camera offers flexible recording, regardless the light available around.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition incorporates of similar camera UI as that of other high-end offerings from the Korean giant. The camera features an array of manual controls and shooting modes for the potential user.
However, very few would resort to a tablet for clicking photos. Regardless, the handset is a decent performer. The 8MP snapper offers pleasing results.
Image Quality: When light is plenty, the images produced offer decent colors and details. However, under low-lighting conditions, details turn out to be softer.
Video Recording: The 1080p video recording ability of the handset offers the user with a decent experience. The handset offers a modest balance between details, exposure and color reproduction. In addition, the handset comes equipped with digital video stabilization feature, which performs decently well to keep the shot steady. Regardless, the audio recording ability is a downcast. The camera features may not be state of the art, but is getting the job done. In fact, the quality is decent enough to offer the potential user with a pleasant experience.
The tablets may not be recognized for their camera features. However, a decently performing camera equipped with a modest tablet would be a treat to have. Both the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2-inch and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablets offer decent camera specs, making them hard to beat tablets in the electronic arena.