Tablets are being carried around by most people like a cell phone, so one of the most used functions on a tablet PC is most certainly the camera. One of the most e-mailed in questions that we get on tablets is “what is the best tablet has the best camera quality”?
The ASUS Transformer has two cameras, but we’ll be using the tablet’s main rear-mounted, 5-megapixel camera for testing. We didn’t have high hopes for the image quality, but once we started taking pictures with the camera were impressed by the surprisingly sharp image quality and vast selection of controls for flash, white balance, special effects and shooting mode presets (e.g., Action, Night portrait, Steady photo and nine others). You get quite a few options when using either camera. For instance you
can adjust the white balance and you have three optional settings for
that feature,you also have three choices for color effect. you are also
able to change the exposure,store location,picture size and picture
quality. You are able to freely switch between front and rear facing
cameras and switch to video mode.
To keep things simple we tested the image quality with auto settings at a local park to see how it would do. We happened to have the Motorola Xoom tablet here for testing, so we brought it along so you would have something to compare the Transformer against. We were shocked by the differences that we saw!
As you can see from the images the Motorola Xoom has the ability to take very stunning and crisp pictures even with the settings on auto. The images from the Motorola Xoom were hands down better than the ASUS Transformer that takes images that looks to be saturated.
Outdoor Video Quality with the Front 720p Camera:
The differences that we noticed between the Xoom and the Transformer in the still picture tests still remain when shooting video.