Comparing the new iPad vs. iPad 2 Camera Picture Quality

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MarcusCyganiak, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. MarcusCyganiak macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Hey everyone, just thought I would share a camera picture quality comparison review I did over at between the new iPad and the iPad 2.

    I think you will all be blown away by the comparison, as I took the same picture on both devices and matched them up together. It's clear that the new iPad iSight camera is a huge upgrade!

    Take a look for yourself:

  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Thank you for your enlightening post with a link to your website showing how a 5mp camera with optics from the 4S is better than a 0.7mp camera with optics from a fish tank.

    Your contribution is noted and appreciated, please continue to post informative stuff like this in future.
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Why do people like posting snarky, rude comments to people who are just wanting to help?

    Yes we all know it's a huge upgrade... but that doesn't mean you have the right to be a jerk to someone. I hope in real life he's 250 lbs of ripped steel and able to kick your a$$. Cause I'm sure you wouldn't say your snarky comments to his face.
  4. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Actually it's the 5mp camera from "the new iPad," not the iPhone 4S. :)


    Haha, no worries! Thank you for the backup though :cool:
  5. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
  6. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Thank you and you're welcome!
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Maybe his "contribution" will stop just ONE new thread about whether or not someone should upgrade, or is the camera REALLY that much better. If it can stop just one more of those stupid threads, it was worth posting. And honestly, a lot of comparison shots in the reviews are crappy. I like that this one has a shot in good light and a colorful setting.
  8. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Some people who are mediocre in real life, get off on being jerks anonymously on the internet.

    To the OP, thanks for this post, I knew it was much better, but your pictures are quite nice, and the comparison is done very well.
  9. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2010
    Nice pics, but maybe including a few more would be nice. Try it on something with hair, the differences show up even more clearly, and of course a scene shot. That will cover your three basic compositions, close up, mid and distance.

    I used a pic of my cat to demo it lol, iPad 2 was a fuzzy bundle, on the new iPad you could actually see each hair.
  10. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Hey thanks for the advice. I'll find some time to do more comparison shots like you've suggested!
  11. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    very nice. the new ipad camera is a lot better than i thought it was, but i still won't be using my ipad as a camera.
  12. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Thank you.
  13. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    You are a total dick.
  14. tom811 Guest

    Feb 11, 2012
    Very nice pictures. I also have a iPad 2 and a new iPad and the difference in picture quality is amazing. I use the camera for scanning images, depositing checks and copying receipts. The new camera will help a lot.
  15. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Yeah I'm totally digging the new camera. The iPad 2 camera was basically useless to me because of its poor quality. But now just thinking about when I'm on vacation (using the new iPad as my travelling computer), I can take that quick snapshot I want to take with the iPad rather than having to take that extra step in digging out a digital camera or my iPhone. The iPad truly is a multipurpose device.
  16. eq2675 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
  17. HeySamantha macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    And thank you for being the thread douchebag :rolleyes:

    Beautiful pictures, makes me more excited for mine to get here on Friday!!
  18. bawbac macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2012
    Seattle, WA
  19. Snesley Wipes macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
  20. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    When I take photos, the screen still looks grainy to me.
  21. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    The iPad screen or when the photo is on your computer screen?
  22. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I rarely took a picture with my Ipad 2 as they were not really usable. Reminded me of the old cameras in VGA phones looked worse on a large screen.

    New Ipad camera is alot better.
  23. MarcusCyganiak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Yeah the iPad 2 camera was so bad that I didn't even want to tweet the pictures from it... lol
  24. tdream macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2009
  25. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Looked pics and videos from the new ipad on a big hdtv,
    Still has a long way to go.

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