No built in camera no problem

Discussion in 'iPad' started by azdunerat, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. azdunerat macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Ok so all of the hype has passed and the initial chit storm has passed and now we have time to digest what the iPad really is. So with all of the short comming people are pissed about only two really irked me. First, multitasking, however this is a software issue not an iPad issue and will be more than likely addressed with 4.0.

    Second and this was a big one for me was no camera. Now that I have had time to think about this it seems to make sence that it would not be built in. With the camera in a laptop the camera is easily adjusted by tilting the screen, but the iPad bases are static and cannot be moved. So if I am a business person and want to vid conference with my tablet with a static camera and base I have to move me to make this work and thatt will not always work. So the iPad can be rotated 360* and I see an available external camera that can rotated front to back that will plug into the dock connector. I would find this 100% more usable than a built in version.

    That being said the 499 will be on my coffee table come June or July.
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    The camera in my Archos 9 points right at my face when I'm holding it naturally. It's lens is offset a bit over the sensor to accomplish this. Just because a lens is fixed in a bezel doesn't mean it can't point at you.
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm also cool with no camera. Not a big deal for me.
  4. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Can't wait for the camera version of the iPad, so the haters can start saying it's not got enough megapixels.
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I am fine with no camera. I don't video "conference" so that is not an issue for me.
  6. Gymgenius Suspended

    Jan 29, 2010
    The absence of a camera doesn't bother me one little bit.
    I had a netbook with a built-in camera and never used.

    I don't do video calls or conferences. I have no interest whatsoever in seeing the people I am talking to.

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