I think the iPad 2 should have a 5.0 MP camera.
I think apple should have used the rear camera in the front. Its the better quality camera and my belief is that on the iPad 2 most videos will be captured from the front facing camera. Either during video calls, photo booth or videos for video blogs.
As an owner of iPad, I was really looking forward to iPad 2. After using the new iPad for more than a week, the most disappointing thing about it is the camera. It is horrible. It is not even good for Facetime. Everyone complains about how grainy the picture quality is. This has been even more frustrating than the antenna problem with iPhone 4. Is Apple losing it or just getting a bit too greedy? I don't know if this is just shoddy workmanship or Apple trying to squeeze one more version out of the iPad series. The next version will have a better camera. The one after that will have a better screen. That will be four versions, just like the iPhone. My advice is ditch iPad 2, buy the first iPad for a couple of hundred less. The speed difference between the two versions is not noticeable.
Agreed. I expected the front camera was going to stink based on early reviews, but I'm really disappointed with the rear camera.