Camera Flash iPad 2

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  1. A. GOODWIN

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    I recently was looking at some apps for a substitute camera out of curiosity,
    and I noticed some apps offer a flash for iPad2 for the rear facing camera.
    As I was reading the description and functions it had occurred to me that this is impossible . Then I pondered ,why didn't apple include a flash feature for low light conditions. I have concluded that apple gives you just enough ,right up to an important
    function as this so they can leave room for an added future model as a selling tactic!
    WELL....!!!! It's not like it would have cost more than .17cents to install . Perhaps Apple is low on funds . (BA DUM TSSH.) Well if any one has an answer or if it's possible please chime in .
    I do like photography and I like night shots . Thanks. A. G.€3€£¥
     
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    Well, I just replaced my iPad 2 (bought early 2011) w/ the iPad Air 2, which also does not have a flash (which is true of all the iPads made to date) - plus, the camera on the iPad 2 is lousy (the back one just 0.7 MP) and not worthy of taking decent photos, especially in low light situations; I guess OK in a pinch?

    The newest iPad, i.e. Air 2 has an 8 MP iSight camera (the other newer iPad models, a 5 MP camera) - which can certainly make decent photographs and offers a lot of other options. Now my wife's new iPhone 6 also has an 8 MP camera but w/ a flash (which can also act as a flashlight, e.g. handy in a movie theater) - SO, why did Apple not put a flash in the newer iPads? Maybe the sizes between the different iDevices? Dave :)
     
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    I don't think that Apple believes that iPad users are as serious about photography with their iPads as iPhone users are about photography with their iPhones, otherwise I believe we would have seen a flash for the iPad camera years ago. BTW, it's the FaceTime camera on an iPad 2 that's 0.7MP, the rear camera is 1.2MP. The original iPhone had a better camera 4 years earlier, (2MP).
     
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    Quote below from HERE (bold added) - Dave :)

     
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    I was wrong about the resolution of the rear camera, apparently the resolution is 0.92MP when shooting video and 0.7MP when shooting still pictures, according to the camera pixel counts in the Wikipedia article you linked to.image.jpg
     
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    True..true...Giradman. It's understable, I mean there are so many photo apps. Free and paid .I can think of several lucid , well thought , reasonable, reasons why Apple has neglected the flash. But what I am not understanding is that every camera I have and had , not to mention the dinosaurs that our grandfathers had, all have some type of flash . Even if you go back to the earliest ones when gunpowder was used as a
    sorta flash. Perhaps it is intentional for marketing strategies in future . I can see it now APPLES NEW I PAD 12b52 aero stream first of its kind and added feature Front facing flash! But you have to pay 39.99 for the app . Before it will work huhuh.....well I'm not going out to get it . I have purchased a new I phone last month , I have bought 1 pad 2 and now I've got Another I pad 2 for Christmas still in the box any way I guess I support apple wished they would support us haha ....
     
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    Perhaps scifan57 , is along the proper thinking line.
    The I phones are a bit easier to port around .And it's all good
    I'm not griping I just don't get it. There are several apps that say flash for I pad 2 but not a true flash for lack of a better word. I purchased the
    Camera flash pro for 4.99 and it's not a double summersaut back flip
    Of an app . All these flash apps are for those who take selfies all day long . Only rear facing camera . Oh well I'll be one of those statistics
    That will use ipad2camera during daylight or ballpark lights only
    Later ........
     
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    There are quite a few portable LED lights these day. Ones meant to be used for photography. Search for 'iPad LED camera light" and several will pop up. Some are larger, suitable for mounting next to an iPad for studio style work. Others are portable, even pocketable. Check out Photojojo.com for the ring light.

    These are not flashes, exactly. You turn them on, take the picture, then turn them off. The downside is that they use up their charge faster. The upside is that the result is more predictable than a flash, since you can see the results and make adjustments to the lighting while taking the picture. More importantly you can hold the light source off to the side for better results, and to avoid the dreadde red eyed demons.
     
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    How's it going twerppoet?, you know that's a fine idea, I looked into the
    Photojojo.com per your suggestion . I got some ideas on the images and just put one together from some parts and pieces of led lights I've collected over the years and have a damn good one made . The cool thing about what I've constructed is its magnetic and small and has 6 LEDs operating on aaaa batts. I want to try it outside only it's like
    -4 degrees and snow . Aw it works fine inside with lights out ....should be fine outside . I want to check distances out as an experiment , but limited in my small home ... Any way, great suggestion . It worked for me. Thanx.... MANIMAL
     
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    No problem. Sounds like you had fun with the project. :)
     

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