iPad mini: 1.2-megapixel front; 5-megapixel rear
Google Nexus 7: 1.2-megapixel front
Amazon Kindle Fire HD: 720-pixel front
If a camera is a top priority in your 7-inch tablet search, the iPad mini delivers the most bang for your buck.
Out of the three contenders, Apple's tablet is the only one equipped with both a front- and rear-facing camera and, accounting for both, has the highest pixel count. The Google Nexus 7 is next in line with a still-strong, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, trailed by the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, which comes with a 720-pixel front-facing camera.