Ipad2 front camera vs iphone4 front camera

Discussion in 'iPad' started by swy05, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. swy05 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2008
    I'm aware that the rear camera on the ipad2 is worse than the iphone4.

    But is the front vga camera for the ipad2 worse than the iphone4's?

    Just curious because I've seen a number of videos on facetime between 2 ipad2's and the video quality is just absolutely.......terrible. Looks like a slideshow.

    I've facetimed on the iphone 4 with my friend who also has an iphone4. The facetime video quality is pretty clear even though we live in completely different continents.
  2. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    I think It is the same camera...
    When I compare the footage from both on my computer they are the same, although different color temps slightly..

    It looks so terrible on the iPad because the creen is so large...640x480 is low res for a screen that is 10 inches
  3. theturtle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    what a coincidence. I was curious about this too so i did some tests.

    I facetimed 5 of my friends, first with my mac, than my iphone, than my ipad 2. Every single one of my friends said the quality from best to worse was mac, iphone, ipad 2. 2 of them were actual surprised at how bad the ipads cameras were. With GOOD lighting, if the iphone 4's front facing camera is a 10 than the ipad comes in at 7. But in poor late, no comparison. the ipad camera is terrible.
  4. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    I thought the iPad's front camera was the same as the iPhone's?
  5. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    it is, but because the iPad has a 9.7" screen, you notice the "noise" a lot more than on the iPhone 4's or 4th Generation iPod touch's 3.5" screen.

    This may not be the best comparison, but:
    iPad 2

    iPhone 4

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