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    ipad camera fuzzy

    I just got my ipad2 and tried the camera (I don;t plan on using it much however). I find that the viewer and the end product is very grainy - certainly not usable pix. The video camera seems slightly crisper - is this normal?
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    The front camera is VGA-resolution and is designed for video conferencing - Skype, for example. The rear camera is about 1 megapixel resolution and is designed for higher resolution video conferencing and taking videos. Neither are designed for taking still pictures. Even the higher resolution rear camera is very low resolution by still camera standards - which typically might be 5 - 14 megapixels or even more. Basically you cannot use the iPad camera for taking good quality still pictures. So the results you see are entirely consistent with the specification of the cameras. I think that Apple never foresaw people holding up their iPads to take still pictures; for that you'd use a dedicated still camera - or perhaps your iPhone.

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    Thanks I don;t plan on using it for pix but was surprised at the graininess - I have seen videos posted on Youtube taken with an ipad2 that are very good quality but again I dont plan on doing this often if ever at all. I have an iphone for that - thanks again.

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    Hi ward9 even I found the same thing with my iPad, taking pics with such bulky device is definitely not something I would like to do, video taking ability is fine which is good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ward9 View Post
    - is this normal?
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    Simple answer, yes it's normal.

    The iPad 2 takes reasonable video, the still pictures are simply awful.
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    Normal

    That's the way the iPad2 cameras are. If you need better clarity, use your iPhone4 or, better yet, your camera.
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    If the lighting is just right, it takes decent pic/video. But if the light is low AT ALL don't expect good pictures.

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    Just got my 2 because I liked the idea of a camera in iPad. I didn't realize the pics would be so grainy. I want to sit and take pics of grandkids, garden, etc. I always have my iPad with me I've lost too many cameras to count but I love the idea of a pad that does everything. Big enough to see and light enough to carry in my pocketbook. Just give me better picture taking ability. Would also be nice if the button were closer to the side so I could reach it more easily. I love to scroll through the family photos with the kids. Even the one 1/2 year old can slide the pics back and forth. Apple needs to think about we old ladies as well when developing. Of course we want good stills for our old eyes.

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    I agree 100%' I really can't believe apple put this pathetic excuse for a camera in such an expensive device. (my wife has an old samsung flip phone that takes higher resolution shots than iPad 2)
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    add me to the list of wishing the camera was better. it would truely make a world of difference. btu lately i been using my friends ipad for video and not so much pictures.


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