I've read quite a few threads, especially on the 'do I, don't I upgrade' threads, about the benefits (or lack of) of having the camera. Lots of folk mention how crappy it is, many say they hardly use it and wouldn't bother upgrading for it, and some like me, love the camera and think it is one of its most useful features.
It in no way replaces my digi camera. There is no way I would take it out to take holiday snapshots, but as i keep it with me most of the time, I can see me using it to take photos in unexpected situations. Often, a high quality photo isn't required, and the iPad camera is completely adequate for every occasion I have needed it.
So i'd love to hear what you camera-lovers/users use your ipad cameras for.
I'll kick off, with just a few of the situations i've used the camera for:
The obvious ones; FaceTime and Skype
Taking a photo of a poster with info I needed, rather than copying the info down.
Taking a photo of a quiz a friend had so I could work on it in my own time and help her with some of the answers
Photographing an advert I had seen in the paper for something my friend was looking for then emailing it to her ( saved copying down all the info)
Taking a copy of a menu to share with someone to see if it suited them. (and many other examples where a photo has saved me lots of copying down of info)
Numerous screen saves from websites (can you do this with the original iPad?)
Adding photos to this forum to help answer a question
Taking a photo of a set of keys and emailing it to my parents to see if they were for their house
Etc etc etc
The beauty of the camera for me is just how instantly I can forward the photo on, either by email or by adding to a website. After a painful conversation with my mum ( "I have a set of keys here...are they for your house? One of them has a sticky out bit, then it goes in a bit, then it goes in a bit more...") when it suddenly struck me there was an easier way, and literally within minutes my mum was able to see the keys, compare them with her own and phone me back with the answer. Brilliant!