The Camera... & Iphoto

aoaaron

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how good is the camera on the new ipad? I know a lot is about the lens and not just the MP of the camera.


ive always wanted a nice photo collection but never been interested in DSLR cameras et al. I see iphoto on the ipad + a good camera as been a monstrous combination if the camera is up to scratch for the CASUAL user... any opinions/views on this?
 

EmmEff

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IMO, if you're buying the new iPad to use as a camera, you're barking up the wrong tree. Get a Canon point-and-shoot and the camera connection kit for the iPad. It'll work wonderfully with the new iPhoto.
 

aoaaron

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that requires dropping another 200 though... which is a problem. i'd love for a casual person like myself that the ipad could also serve that purpose.
 

Nightprowler

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I'm sure for the casual user it will be fine and as good as any point and shoot, don't expect DSLR level of low light performance or zooming. A downside to the size of the camera too is that it will tend to keep everything in focus, it'll likely be impossible (unless maybe through post processing) to get a narrow depth of field (think model in focus with blurry background) like is really popular these days.

Check out what people are saying over at DPReview:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/07/Apple-iPad-3-third-generation-high-resolution-screen-and-iphoto-for-ios

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1046
 

richpjr

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The lack of a flash is also a pretty big hole even for casual use.