I agree that seeing people use the iPad as a camera looks silly, but I'm wondering if that is us being stuck in "tradition" or if there's something more to it. iPad Photography Pros/Cons Pros: - Bigger screen means better composition - Bigger screen means we don't have to be so close to the viewfinder - iOS Apps makes editing/sharing much more versatile than standard P&S - iOS iPad photo editing apps are often superior to the iPhone versions - If given a choice then carrying an iPad is more useful than carrying a P&S - A larger screen can make photography more social since more people can see - Studio photography is often done on tethered laptops so this is an "all-in-one" setup - Video tracking is also often on large screens and its much easier todo on the iPad than iPhone - Larger devices give users steadier shots because of the way we hold it - Instantaneous display of photos for larger groups - Many iPad owners don't own an iPhone Cons: - iPad 2 camera quality sucks So lets pretend that the iPad 3 has an 8MP camera with a larger sensor that enables to take SUPERIOR pictures to the 4S due to a faster shutter speed and greater Depth-of-Field. If you're walking around with an iPad and iPhone then would it really be crazy to pick the superior camera rather than the less embarrassing one? And what exactly is it that makes it so embarassing? Does anyone really look "cool" carrying an iPhone a foot away from their face with one hand and trying to press the virtual shutter button with the other? I remember when I got my first "digital viewfinder" camera back before it became standard and I felt odd using that postage stamp screen but I got over it. We ALL got over it. Who's to say that maybe big-screen photography ISN'T the future? Especially if the iPad 3 camera makes your pictures worth the initial eye-glances.