Mike Cane posted a rant earlier today over on his blog, and I wanted to chime in and agree with him.
Earlier this week I attended the Asus Windows 8 introduction. I had with me a Nikon CoolPix that takes 8MPx photos.
You know who was getting better pictures than me?
This woman using her iPad to take pictures:
I could see her captured images. They were far better than what the damn camera I was using got!
And because she was using a tablet, she could see right away if the image was actually good or not. On the crappy small viewfinder on the back of the CoolPix, I couldn’t tell a thing. Only when I got back to my desktop could I see if the photos had proper focus or were blurry due to motion.
I like taking photos with a tablet for the same reason which Mike iterated earlier today. The 7" or larger screen lets you see how the image turned out right away. That's not something you can do with the 2" or 3" screen found on most cameras or even the 4" on the iPhone.
Size matters. If I could get a $600 camera built around a 7" screen, I would buy it in a heart beat. My current camera is quite good, but even with all its settings I still have to take multiple backup shots just to make sure the 2 or 3 photos I need come out okay - because I cannot judge how well they will come out.
Yes, taking a photo with a tablet looks weird, and yes, a 10" tablet does tend to block the view of anyone behind it. But any decent camera used in the same position would be as annoying.
But that's just me; have you ever tried tablet photography?