What use is the camera on an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tommot82, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tommot82 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    I dont think i have ever used the camera on the iPad for anything other than video calling.

    Can anyone explain to me the use-case for having a good quality camera on the ipad in order to take pictures? I am sure there must be one, and people muct be using it for useful things i just can't think what they might be?
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Because some people are obsessive about having a good camera on their tablet as well I suppose. I find it handy to have another camera around when I have the iPad and don't have my phone right with me, but that's just me. Besides, if you don't want to use it, it's pretty easy to ignore :)
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I find it very handy in the field taking images in a work related enviroment. As popular as digital imaging is these days, others find MANY uses for a digital camera.

    It may be YOU!:eek:
  5. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    To shut up android tablet users. Jk. Lots of uses, duh
  6. tom811 Guest

    Feb 11, 2012
    Scanning documents, sending faxes and taking pictures of receipts come to mind.
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    With the new iPad the high res screen makes it possible to actually see 2,073,600 pixels (1080p) in real time. That is awesome.
  9. tommot82 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    Anywhere i have my iPad i have my iPhone with me too so i tend to opt for the iPhone. I have no problem not using the Camera i just wanted to check i wanst missing a trick :)


    he he i like this one :)

    There do seem to be other uses, I guess that i personally don't use it because i have an iPhone as well.
  10. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    I heard somewhere that you can use the new camera on the new iPad to take pictures. Sounds fishy though, probably just a rumor.
  11. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    +1. My workplace just purchased 50 of them because the camera is now a functional one for that meets their needs. For personal use at home maybe it isn't a necessity but for some the work environments it makes it a wanted item.
  12. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Yeah, that can't be true.....damn gossipy people! :p
  13. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Skype, FaceTime, Document capturing, evidence capturing for insurance agents, Augmented Reality, barcode reading for inventory, QR Code reading.....
  14. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
  15. jack1123 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012

    And to add, anyone that works in some sort of building trade that wants to take photos. General picture taking around the house.

    Better to have it and not want it then want it and not have it.
  16. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
  17. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    To take pictures and record video obviously.
  18. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  19. tommot82 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    Yeah ok, so the obvious is... well.... Obvious!

    But are you telling me you actually walk around carrying your iPad so you can take photos?

    All things I use my iPhone for (which I find preferable as it is a more portable device that is generally with me more often).

    But I accept not everyone is the same :)

    I just never understood carrying round an iPad with the specific intent to do some of the above. But I can see if you have it with you anyway then there are a few more uses than I had considered (if you don't have an iPhone with you).
  20. emgoodman macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    Photos: no, video: big yes

    I can't see myself using the iPad to take pics, but as a video camera I think it's going to be awesome. Just this morning, I used it to film my son riding his bike down a wooded trail. Such a cool, humongous view-finder. I could see what it looked like in real-time, edit instantly in iMovie and email to the grand folks, all in about 5 mins.
  21. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I think the camea would be much more useful on the iPod Touch. I hope they use this camera in the next touch model. I won't be buying one, but that abysmal camera in iPad 2 and iPod touch G4 is ridiculous an I like even knowing they intend on improving things.

    As for the iPads camera. I Don't use it use it much... Especially since I have a 4S.
  22. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    The camera is there to take pictures with, i would and WILL take plenty of pictures with it. NEVER say that it looks stupid, because it doesn't. If you see a guy standing really far away, that thing will seem really small and it won't look stupid and you won't even know it's a tablet before you start walking til you see the guy close. The iPad 3rd gen has a good camera, a camera many will use but not in public because they're afraid of using the item just the way they want it because people say some things are stupid. I have people wh makes fun of me just because i'm who i am, i seriously couldn't care less about them or what people thinks.

    Sorry if i got off-topic.. and btw English is not my native language :)
  23. celinedion1 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I use the camera for my art rage app, so I can do stuff with the photos.
  24. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    My use seems the same as yours. I ALWAYS have my iPhone with me and sometimes have my iPad. Of course, if I want to take pictures, I usually use my Canon 60D.
  25. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Look at it this way. You have a moderately good point and shoot camera with a 9.7" view finder.

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