Terrible Quality Camera in iPad 2, Why?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by JerryBrendle, Jul 15, 2011.

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  1. JerryBrendle

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    After using my iPhone's inboard camera I was actually quite impressed, but very disappointed upon using the iPad 2's camera. Is this just because I'm viewing the same quality image on a larger screen or is it just a poorer camera?
     
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    I can understand the comparisons, but I really do not see how the cameras are so terrible. I think the back one is quite good. :confused:
     
  4. Hasty

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    Probably a design decision to save on bandwidth for video chat.
     
  5. boyzie

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    But the video is quite good......And yet if you catch the right scene you can get a decent pic.
     
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    Well, as already stated discussion of the 'poor quality' of the iPad's cameras is a recurrent topic, so I would support some searching - :)

    The iPhone's camera produces 5 MP (megapixel) images which is similar to my older digital Canon camera - the images, esp. if not enlarged a lot are quite good.

    However, the back camera of the iPad is less than 1 MP - that is primitive! You'll never obtain a good quality still image nor will you be able to photo-manipulate the images for any substantial improvement.

    Best to obtain your images from a good up-to-date digital camera and then bring them into the iPad - again, plenty of threads on the ways this can be done.
     
  7. JerryBrendle

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    'Just wonder why Apple would have put a lesser quality camera in the iPad than its iPhone? That don't seem to make sense.
     
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    I agree completely - Apple development & management would probably have to answer that question; not sure what the cost differences would be even upping the pixel size to 2-3 MP, which would have been much better! :(

    After I purchased the iPad2, I took a picture of a dinner that my wife cooked (to put on a food thread in another forum) - it looked so bad (compared to my usual images from a digital camera) that I apologized for the poor quality - oh well - :)
     
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    This thread should have stopped after SP made her post, no?
     
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    Lol, compared to what?

    A pinhole camera??
     
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