Why are people dissing the rear camera?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by the_john, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. the_john

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    Here's a picture I just took with it. I'm baking these cookies for the University of Alabama women's rowing team ( my sister is on it). I don't see why everyone is saying the quality is so crappy. Looks fine to me.

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    Okay, that's odd. I uploaded that same pic to Facebook and it's crystal clear.

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  3. pinaklonkar

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    I think it is basically tailored to be a video camera just as the front facing one. Just like your video camera does not shoot great stills, this one does not, either. It does shoot acceptable 720p quality videos from what I have seen so far.

    It lacks focus of any sort, macro mode, and flash, the very basics of any camera found these days in any entry level smart phone.

    Most people will never use that rear camera and I have no clue why they added one, giving people something to find flaws in. A simple 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls should have been enough.

    iPad should not be a digital camera, nor a video camera. I hope it does not try to become that.
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Those cookies look fine to me - if I give you my address I have a load of hungry kids here who would **absolutely** love those cookies.

    I might have a few too.....

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    Cookies look good, picture looks bad.
     
  6. the_john

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    Apparently uploading a picture to the forum degrades the quality. As I said in my second post, I uploaded the same pic to Facebook and it's crystal clear.

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  7. twerppoet

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    The iPF app automatically downsizes picture attachements. The picture looks worse than your Facebook one because it's only 311 x 233 pixels, about a third of what the camera actually took
     
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  8. the_john

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    Gotcha!

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    The camera is decent to me. Of course my phone is better.
     
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    Nice
     

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