Why in the world did Apple choose to use a 5mp camera is beyond me. The cost of putting in an 8mp or 14 mp chip would have been miniscule. Right now you can go down to your local electronic store and try to find a 5mp camera and you will have a hard time even finding one. If you are able to find one it will probably cost about $20 or less. Apple putting a 5mp camera in a retina iPad is like putting a geo metro engine into a lamborghini. It makes absolutely no sense. Good luck taking photos that even look remotely decent on the screen lol.