No flash for new iPad 3 camera.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by phillyred79, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else a little disappointed? I mean 5mp is great, but to take advantage of that I would think an led flash would compliment it nicely.
     
  2. LJ50 macrumors member

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    Not disappointed in the slightest.

    Actually, that's not true. I am disappointed they wasted any time and resource updating the rear-facing camera as it is almost entirely useless on a device of the iPad's form factor. Money would have been better spent upgrading the front-facing camera.

    Can you imagine how poor Facetime is going to look on a high resolution screen?
     
  3. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    This.

    I guess people take pictures of documents and whatnot and import or convert them into pdfs. But to walk around the park or beach with an iPad taking pictures seems a little silly.
     
  4. phillyred79 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, facetime would def benefit from a better front-facing camera.
     
  5. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    They held back the camera flash with the 8mp camera for the next iPad. Gotta give the people a reason to upgrade.

    Same goes for Siri. 1/2 Siri now and the rest next year.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Almost being the operative word. It is a God send to read barcodes for my DVD Profiler app.... :cool:
     
  7. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    no way. there is no one on earth i'd want to torture by viewing me in HD. the fuzzier the FaceTime camera, the better.
     
  8. LJ50 macrumors member

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    Fair point. I revise my statement. A higher resolution rear-facing camera is entirely useless.
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Scanning documents is also a pretty good application. Submitting expense reports is a breeze for me these days. Full page scans are a bit trickier, but work.
     

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