So why didn't they put a better camera for stills? Apple is not expecting you to take high res photos of your family vacation trips with it. They knew that even if they put a really fancy and high megapixel camera it just wouldn't look right to be holding such a big device to snap pictures. Who would ever want to do that? Especially with much smaller devices (like the iPhone 4) already in our pockets and doing a much better job at taking stills. That rear facing video camera was implemented for FaceTime/Video Chat/Call purposes only. That is why.. -Apple never had to put a higher resolution camera for the back and.. -Steve called them both "Video Cameras" instead of just "Cameras" during the iPad 2 event. Stills taken with that rear facing camera will suck. And the only reason why they went with 720p was to complement their new iMovie app. Fancy videos. Sucky stills. Just like the 4th generation iPod Touch. So do they both use the same camera? At this point nobody knows. Interestingly though, Apple does not specify the iPad 2 rear facing video camera specs: In contrast, this is what the 4th generation iPod Touch's back camera has (according to the specs page): So what do you guys think?