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http://www.macworld.com/article/1585...ameratest.html

The Xoom completed a sweep of both still-image and video categories by turning in the highest overall score of the tablets in our testbed. The Xoom captures 720p high-definition video at 30 frames per second, and it bested the tablet competition in our bright-light, low-light, and audio-capture tests. It outscored every device other than the Canon PowerShot S95 and Apple iPhone 4 for overall video quality, but that was only good enough for a score of Fair.

Hellonwheels:
Keep in mind the xoom for camera quality is the best of the worse, The iphone 4 has better quality and so does your cheapest point and shoot. If you care about image quality, perhaps don't shoot with a tablet.
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Why would they even have a iPhone in the test? the canon is the control...
    
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I suppose its a tiny sensor camera, that lots of people are familiar with. And if you're not there's plenty of examples. It's also fair to say that even a year later it is a contender for the top camera in a phone. I bet that more photos have been shared on social media with it than any other phone.
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The xoom dominates as a tablet. It is quite impressive. It is sadly so over priced I would never even consider buying one though.
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The xoom dominates as a tablet. It is quite impressive. It is sadly so over priced I would never even consider buying one though.
The iPad of android?
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The xoom dominates as a tablet. It is quite impressive. It is sadly so over priced I would never even consider buying one though.
$700 isnt so bad considering if its really that good.
    
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All the tests have shown, the ipad has a better, faster and more expensive processor, better dual core gpu (as opposed to single), and a huge memory bandwidth advantage.

It's IPS screen costs more than the TN display used in the Xoom. The iPad camera is fair just like the xoom. Xoom camera IS a better level of fair however.
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All the tests have shown, the ipad has a better, faster and more expensive processor, better dual core gpu (as opposed to single), and a huge memory bandwidth advantage.

It's IPS screen costs more than the TN display used in the Xoom. The iPad camera is fair just like the xoom. Xoom camera IS a better level of fair however.
and this was a thread about a test of the tablets camera...
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and this was a thread about a test of the tablets camera...

It is a thread I started about the camera. However since some people posted that the the Xoom was a better specced tablet. Overall it's slower with cheaper screen, and less memory bandwidth.

Google isn't really necessarily a better choice. Youre not a google customer, your Google's product.
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All the tests have shown, the ipad has a better, faster and more expensive processor, better dual core gpu (as opposed to single), and a huge memory bandwidth advantage.

It's IPS screen costs more than the TN display used in the Xoom. The iPad camera is fair just like the xoom. Xoom camera IS a better level of fair however.
The iPad 2's camera isn't fair, and it isn't anything like the Xoom. It's a low megapixel camera that has poor quality, unacceptable for a rear facing camera. The front facing camera is good enough. I'm still going to buy an iPad 2 but I'd wish they made the rear camera at least two megapixels. At least it does well enough in video... I would've liked dual camera LEDs though, too.
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