Is it just me or does IPAD2 camera really stink?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by happyhack3r, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. freebirdforever

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    Galaxy Tab is still running a crap os
     
  2. Mtnmedic

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    I agree with this assessment. I think it's fairly reasonable to assume that's what happened. We see this kind of stuff in the tech industry all the time.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  3. iPad Crazy

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    Not just you...it kind of stinks. Beats the alternative of not having one, albeit not much. apple always keeps you coming back for more.
     
  4. Trky

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    I recorded some video from the ipad on a road trip and I'm working on putting it together with imovie. so far it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Everything looks good on the ipad screen, I just haven't exported it yet. I ran out of room on my iphone 4 (completely filled it up, can't even upgrade apps lol) so I gave the ipad cam a shot.
     
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    I disagree I would have been willing to spend more for the upgrade and I'm sure lots of other people in this forum would have too. Actually I was expecting a increase. However I believe that Apple will improve on these things in the next generation and then he will market it heavily at he next keynote. I think all the tablets on the market offer one thing or the other that the competition is lacking in one way or the other. With the iPad it's the camera no USB no flash ...xoom has anticipated flash limited app and open to virus. Need I go on...... But overall they will all preform basic functions of daily life. Email, web surfing, movies. It's just like buying a car you can get a Bentley, BMW , Toyota or Kia. They will all take you where you want to go it's just a matter of what creature comforts are important to you.
     
  6. Lifet1me

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    Oh cmon guys, who really cares about a damn camera on a Tablet?

    When do you make Photos? When u come around. I bet there not very much people taking the Ipad with them during a day outdoors with their family.

    The Mobile Phone Camera is always a better option then.

    I also think that Apple only includes the camera cause they had to, its just like multitasking, everyone yells for it, and how much really have a use of it?

    I dont need the cameras at all, i also never needed multitasking. Multitasking jus keep me busy closing apps to keep battery life longer, nothing more, wish theres an option to switch of multitasking, its BS.

    Camera will be useful once humantiy decides that Videophoning is a must have, but that never happend in the last 7 years, and even if it would be a hot thing for mobile phones first, so theres time for the talets waiting for the next gen.

    It was the best idea of apple to hold cameras as cheap as possible, so the price of the device can be held low.
     
  7. Demandarin

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    I've seen shots and vids with the ipad2 cam. It is no where nearly as bad as people making them out to be. Better thn no cam at all. Imagine if ipad2 came with no cams. Then people would really be griping to just even have a bare minimal cam. That's what photediting apps are for. The shots can be cleaned up. I have a whole arsenal of editing apps and they work wonders on my pics shot with my phone. My phone has a 3megapicpxel cam but I have the setting on 1mp. As it allows a lot more pics and doesn't take up as much room per pic. Higher quality pix are gonna be larger files in general. I do plan on switching to the max to compare the difference in quality. Having a higher megapixel count doesn't automatically equate to u taking better pix. It's better to have at least some type of cam thn none at all. Just saying ;-)

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  8. Swede1

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    Wow,, you sure dont have High standards when it comes to picture quality,,:) you say you have a 3mp camera and it's set to 1mp? why on earth would you do that ? Memory cards these days are so cheap so there is no reason to skimp on that,, and no photo editing software in the world can make a 1mp picture look as good as for example as a picture taken with a 12mp camera.

    And yes, the pictures taken with the ipad2"s camera IS bad,,:)

    Just saying,, :)
     
  9. Mtnmedic

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    The POINT is: having a camera on the iPad, no matter what quality it is, is better than having NO camera on the iPad at all. For that, I'm grateful. It WILL come in handy at one time or another. Photographic art is NOT limited to how many megapixels, etc. your camera is capable of. It depends mostly upon your creativity, imagination, use of lighting and a little bit of luck. Some of the best photographs in the world were shot on crappier cameras. Besides, as a utility camera, it'll do just fine.

    Being a little disappointed that Apple didn't put a better camera in the iPad 2 is understandable. But it is what it is. They had their reasons. You either deal with it and use it however you can or you don't and pretend it's not even there. So WHAT if it's awkward and unwieldy to use as a camera? Maybe someone WILL hold it up and use it as a camera a lot, or maybe once in a while when the moment requires it. Who cares? Just because you think it's goofy doesn't mean it is for everyone else. People had the same gripe when cell phones started coming equipped with cameras: "Who wants to hold that clunky thing up and use it as a camera all the time? It's just stupid," Heck, my first cell phone came in a big book-sized BAG with a fold-out antenna and a separate handset connected to the transceiver and battery by coiled cord. It didn't even have a contact manager, let alone a camera. In fact, before that time, I spent much of my earlier life in a world where cell phones as we know it didn't even EXIST-(try walking a few miles to the nearest pay phone to feed it a dime or a quarter to place a call for a tow!). I was happy to get a phone with a rudimentary camera, even at a time when people bitched that it didn't get the kind of resolution a "real" camera would provide. Today, nobody bats an eyelash about using cell phone cameras, even if they aren't nearly as good as a regular camera. You can't always get what you want but you can always be grateful for what you get.

    Complaining about the rear-facing camera vociferously as if it were a point of the iPad 2's failure is melodramatic and serves no purpose other than to show a propensity for discontent, even in mitigating circumstances.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
    #59 Mtnmedic, Mar 27, 2011
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    Honeycomb is a crap os?? See, this is why I call you out for trolling whenever you mention android freebird.
     

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