ipad 2 cameras

Discussion in 'iPad' started by biscuitdunker, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. biscuitdunker macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2010
    just after some info on the ipad2 cameras from owners as i am on the fence on purchasing, from what i have heard they are pretty poor, is this the reality? are they really that bad or has this been exagerated? thanks all:apple:
  2. FutureStan macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
  3. biscuitdunker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2010
    thanks for the link, its really not that bad, time to go queue :):apple:
  4. FutureStan macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
    You're welcome, oh, and good luck, you're gonna need it lol :D
  5. jyatch macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010

    The camera works real well with Facetime!
  6. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2011
    pictures: if all you're using it for is posting stuff to facebook / twitter. useable
    video: seems pretty equivalent to the iphone 4. (though the iphone 4 seems to have a warmer tint to the color)

    the ONLY thing that bugs me is the lack of autofocus.
  7. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    At an Apple store I tried out the camera and was surprised it wasn't too bad. It gives you want you need but not what you want. ;)
  8. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
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    As this subject has been beaten half to death a number of times already, I'll try not to dwell.

    The iPad is quite a bit to large to use as the "camera in your pocket". (unless you have HUGE pockets) Therefore Apple saw little value in putting super-good cameras in it. Good enough for video and video chats, but that's about it.

    Since almost everyone with an iPad 2 will already have a smartphone with a great camera, and since that smartphone is pocketable and you don't look dorky using it to take pics, the video-quality cameras in the iPad 2 are (in most practical applications) a non-issue IMHO.

    As always, YMMV.
  9. ea9 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    I agree 100%. Better camera's also equals a more expensive product. I'm my opinion, 499$ is the right price point.

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