Post pictures taken with your iPad 2!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by greenday123, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm just curious on how pictures look from other peoples iPads, I searched and couldn't find a thread for pictures from the iPad, so hopefully there isn't already one!

    Anyway, my mom just recently bought a white 16gb iPad 2 Wifi, and the pictures taken with the rear camera look HORRIBLE, they look all grainy and not clear at all, the resolution when I send them to the computer is 960x720 so that's normal I think, I feel like something is wrong with the camera, so I'd like to compare to others!

    Maybe I'm just expecting too much from the camera, but I thought it would be at least a little better than this!
     

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  2. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    iPad camera isn't for stills. It's for video recording.
     
  3. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    Since that camera is designed for videocalls, doesn't make sense at all to use the iPad as a point-and-shoot. So... No, nothing is wrong with your iPad.
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You'd use an iPad's rear camera for video calls? o_O
     
  5. karilynn macrumors regular

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    I don't think it looks TOO bad. That kitchen is sure beautiful :)
     
  6. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    You can flip the camera around to show the person you're on a video call with what you're looking at instead of having to flip the entire iPad around and not being sure if whatever you're showing is in-frame.
     
  7. greenday123, Aug 10, 2011
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    I was talking about the rear camera, i'd expect that quality out of the front facing camera, but that pic was taken with the rear facing cam.

    and thanks for the compliment on the kitchen :)

    edit: it's alot more noticeable in this pic
     

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  8. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Forgot about that, still, I'd hardly say that the back camera was designed for video calling - more like 720p capture but Apple decided to let people use it for video calls since it's already there. [/splitting hairs]

    @OP: Grain is totally in - your photos look artistic ;P
     
  9. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Photos taken indoors look that way. Take a photo outside in bright light and they look much better.
     
  10. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    I tell you, it's for video calling. Why would you want to film with such a giant aluminum plate? Very uncomfortable and pointless. Would you take pictures or record with a laptop?
     
  11. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    wanted to use jotnot and scannerpro to photograph documents, notes, and book pages. i didn't expect it to be as good as my digital camera, but thisis useless. nevermind trying to take a picture of humans. if the one on the back is for video, why advertise it as a camera?
     
  12. Daforce macrumors newbie

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    The front and the rear facing cameras are for video calling not for taking pictures..you have a camera or a cellphone for that
     
  13. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    that isn't what apple's website says.
     
  14. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Reminds me of my old Motorola Razr's camera... Really, just like it. I think it was 2 megapixels. My iPad 2's camera sucked (past tense because I sold it. Not because of the camera though, lol. I didn't buy it to be a camera). I honestly think Apple needs to make the camera in the iPads the same as the iPhones. I had so many situations where I had my iPad in my hand and I wanted to snap a picture, but then I realize "Wait, the camera SUCKS" and by the time I get my iPad back in my bag so I can whip out the iPhone, it's too late. The moment's gone...
     
  15. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that's pretty normal. The picture quality totally depends on the amount of light available - take one in a brighter place and you'll get much better results.

    As others have said, it's not great for stills, but it's OK for video. Slightly better news: this graininess can be reduced a whole lot in software. I've written some noise reduction stuff into my current project, and it can help a lot. (That app isn't available yet, but I'll see if I can post up some comparisons later.)
     
  16. kschong710 macrumors newbie

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    Yes,if taken photo at outdoor is more good quality.I alway prefer using it under sunlight..am I right?
     
  17. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    I am just laughing when people keep complaining about the cameras. Yea, they honestly suck, and just because something is HD resolution doesn't mean it is really crisp or hd looking. However, these are really ONLY on there for FaceTime and everything else like photo booth and camera apps are things that were added after they decided to put cameras in for facetime
     
  18. rollingstart Guest

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    Apple fanboys/apologists making lame excuses for the crap cameras in 3...2...

    wait a minute, they've already posted multiple times :/
     
  19. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

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    Photo quality is about same quality as on iphone3 which was terrible anywhere except in great light. Its a shame considering Apple touted the addition of cameras to rhe ipad big time. One of the reasons i didnt upgrade from my original until i see camera quality on ipad3
     
  20. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    Well camera is crap, but for video calls it's ok, at least for me. Even my HTC Desire is better, yes. But let's make it clear I and everyone else here didn't buy their iPads to take pictures.
     
  21. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    And do you own an iPad

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    Exactly
     
  22. rollingstart, Aug 14, 2011
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    I do own an iPad 2 and yes the picture/video quality of the cameras is inexcusably bad. I don't buy the notion that they were "meant for FaceTime" - poor quality is poor quality, period. I can't see how you can slice that any other way than what it is.

    Apple (as would any other manufacturer) does this to make excuses to improve their model line to draw you into perpetually buying their new, improved version. Watch the camera quality get incrementally better in iPad 3 ("We heard your complaints about the camera quality on the iPad 2, and we listened. So now the cameras are full HD blah blah blah").

    I mean, that''s fine, but the cameras on the iPad 2 are really, blatantly, bad.
     
  23. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    You actually might have just quoted Steave before he even said it :p
     
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    This is one of those posts that's gonna look really funny in 3 years.

    Trust me, when the iPad finally has a good camera in it a LOT of people will use it for home movies. I can already tell that people think that video-recording with an iPad is just a lot more fun than anything else they've used. The quality's just too poor at the moment.

    I'm sure you don't believe me, but it'll happen. Just wait.
     

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