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iPad 2 Camera

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by James Andrew, Apr 21, 2011.

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    Hi
    Do you agree the iPad 2 camera quality is good?
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    The iPad2 has two cameras. The front-facing camera is VGA quality and was intended for video conferencing - say, using Skype. The rear facing camera is about 1 megapixel and was designed for taking 'home movies' and enhanced quality video conferencing. Neither camera were designed for taking still pictures; I suspect that Apple simply could not envisage people holding up their iPads to take family snapshots. For that, they assumed, you'd use a dedicated digital camera or camera phone - such as the iPhone4. You are probably going to be very disappointed if you take still pictures with the iPad cameras for anything other than what they were intended for.

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    it's low res and should be treated as so.

    it's also designed for video conferencing and 'fun' snaps to email to your mates. it works a treat like this.

    also, used properly, is most useful for pretty (low res at that) decent photography. if you understand it's capabilitys, lens/sensor abilities and light/exposure limitations you can get some half decent images out. i used it this morning in a cloudy medium light environment for work and i was chuffed with the results.

    it's not a serious camera by any means and mustn't be regarded as so
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    Amazing, I was just thinking about asking the same question, the cameras seem to get dirty fast while in moderate use since we hold it and touch them so much, but the quality is ok, no flash but also too zoomed in, inner cam seems tweaked color wise to me, we shot music videos recently with a major recording artist

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    Yes exactly, limited but as good as compact cameras come, I still rather shoot compact videos with a cannon cam bcuase they have wider lenses but it's great to see your video, artists are raving about it too, anyone can shoot something decent on hand now. Good job btw

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    I have an iPad 2 and think it is great. I did not buy it to take photos of folks. It is good that I didn't do that because the cameras suck. Pure and simple, they suck.
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    I got the iPad a month before the v 2 was out and I got the iPad 2 immediately,I was holding out on the iPhone till a camera was on them, them I seen the iPad and held out as long as i could, I was told when I got it that it was the last one and the next shipment would be a long while.

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    sucks at what? i can take decent enough phots of my family with it. and as mentioned, it's great for video conferencing.

    yes, it sucks at higher def stuff naturally, but you insinuate it's just purely crap in all respects full stop. it most certainly isnt.
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    I was cracking up when Steve was asked once if iPhones will have cameras, the guy then told him that it would damage the camera market which was just thriving, haha, I love apple because they brought computers to users, the irony that personal computers aka PC where and are for end users is beyond me, all i see is Microsoft offering on call services for companies all over the world, many of which switched to apple.


    The cameras on other devices probably are better but the whimsical interfaces suk, I can't stand Samsung, I mean it they are on my sh@t list, I had a few of their phones and I'm glad apple is suing them for ripping of their while line

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    I did not insinuate anything. I was quite clear in my statement that the cameras suck. I do not care to debate the issue with you, nor anyone else. My standards for a good camera are *MUCH* higher than what is in the ipad 2. But I knew that before purchasing the iPad 2 and I have no regrets about buying it. And I also am not one to throw accolades toward Apple when it does not deserve it. And my opinion about the cameras is my opinion. Others will have to decide for themsleves.
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    You do not care to debate the issue????????????????? Then why oh why post your comments in a forum??????????????????

    That's like saying you do not care for meat while chomp'n down a bigmac. Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are absolutely intitled to your opinion, just don't be surprised when you get feed back in a disscussion forum.

    Personaly, I have no prfessional use for the iPad2 so didn't expect any professional results. I was amazed by the music video. If that is poor quality (for around the house monkeying around) bring it on! Or would you rather I dig out my old brownie black and white camera and try to play angry birds on it?
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    Playbook has 5MP cameras. The ipad2s are crap, 1MP? serious?
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    I must say, yeah it really sucks. In less than perfect light it is grainy like hell. The same as iPhone 4 camera.

    First I thought, yeah it is OK for some basic stuff, but then it often isnt.
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    The cam is definitely a pos! Heck I paid less for my HTC Evo and it has a better cam than my iPad. But you know how Apple is, they could not make it perfect so they could give the fanboys reasons to buy the iPad 3 when it comes out. Although I rarely use my cam. I don't know anyone to FaceTime with and I would not dare use it to take photos. I use my Evo for that. My eve has replaced my digi cam.

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    I do admit there are way better cameras, un fortunately apple plays the market card carefully as usual by providing very low end parts, hopefully it won't fail on us within 2 years

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    Apples marketing tactic

    Low end parts @ Rip off over inflated prices.
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    Exactly and a fact, it's abused and at the same time they deliver really innovative products too, I mean ideally allot of other tablets have way better cameras, but everything about them s u c k arse lol

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    The cameras are their to push apples FaceTime video calling. Nothing more.

    The front camera, to me, is better than the rear, but the rear is capable of doing HD video..some videos from the iPad 2 look HD...others do not.

    I'm pleased with them.
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    The camera really is utter and complete garbage for still pics (anybody who says different must be legally blind)


    Apple really should have just called it a video cam and left it at that.

    ~John
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