The camera on the iPad Pro is an 8MP iSight sensor, with 1.2MP on the front for Facetime and selfies. Regular readers will know I'm heavily against using tablets for taking general snaps, and the iPad Pro 12.9 is definitely not designed for that.

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Firstly, the weight means you're going to possibly drop it when taking photos unless you hold it in two hands to comfortably reach across and hit the shutter with your thumb. And then you've got the massive viewfinder with the sensor in the corner, meaning it's hard to get the angles right.

In short, don't use it for photos unless you have to. Yes, you can take panoramas, use a square filter or capture video, but that doesn't mean you should.

Actually, that's not fair. I'd say that the iPad Pro's massive screen is perfect for video analysis, especially when combined with the Pencil for easy annotations.

With that in mind, it's a shame that the slo-mo mode is limited to 120fps at 720p footage, rather than the whizzy 240fps offered by the iPhone. The processor can clearly handle the load as it's far more powerful, so why hasn't Apple enabled it?

The footage is grainy too - and even normal video is only average. Yes, you can shoot in 1080p at 30 fps, but there's no 4K option here either. I know it's hypocritical to castigate something that I've just said shouldn't be used, but if the CPU can handle it, Apple should offer it.

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Timelapse is an interesting option though, as it works nicely with the tablet propped up shooting all those lovely photos every few seconds - definitely an option to try out.

Camera samples

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Standard shots look washed out in bright light

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Close ups are just full of noise

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A balanced shot packs good detail

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Foreground focus

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Focus on the tree in the background - moving sharpness works well


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Fast motion is not well captured

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