Wow! The camera is aweful!

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  1. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    The iPad 2 is overall amazing, but the camera is horrendous. I expected it to not be great, but there is grain everywhere. Really bad. Oh well. Otherwise, the new iPad is outstanding and extremely fast.
     
  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; nb-no) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    We already knew this. And why would you take picture width it?

    It's just cameras for FaceTime
     
  3. Inf4life macrumors regular

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    Did you even see any of the pictures on Engadget?? I already knew it was gonna be *****ty.
     
  4. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    The cameras are meant for video not pictures. They aren't iPhone 4 standard. The back camera can take 720p but takes 1 megapixel stills. The front camera records VGA video and takes VGA photos. It's a tablet not a camera.
     
  5. iserian macrumors 6502

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    14 day return policy in general - but if you got the "aweful! Camera Edition" - 90 days - Congrats.

     
  6. aohus macrumors 68000

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    glad my xoom has higher MP than the iPad2.

    i can also view the display under heavy light, unlike the iPad2.

    but the iPad2 is thinner, lighter, and cheaper.
     
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  8. ozred macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to fanboy excuses

    excuses, excuses, excuses, excuses

    Very Lame That's For Sure.
     
  9. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean view it under heavy light? The xooms display seems as if not more reflective than the iPads. Plus I wouldn't buy a tablet for cameras.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    From what I understand it's not even true 720p as it's only 920px wide or something like that.
     
  11. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah right I wasn't aware of that. The video is still good quality for a tablet.
     
  12. aohus macrumors 68000

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    i'm an iPad1 owner, and now a xoom owner as well.

    go outside with your iPad1/2, its very difficult to see the screen outdoors.

    with the xoom im able to clearly see the display. at first i was disapointed in the xoom's display quality, but being able to read the display outdoors with no problems is making me stay on the xoom
     
  13. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough the xoom just seems really reflective when I saw it.
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    True, but it's just a shame they didn't use the iPhone 4 camera which is excellent for it's size.
     
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    "Aweful"

    "aweful": full of awe. Guess that means the camera really was good. LOL
    Sorry, I couldn't resist . . no offense to the original poster was intended :eek:
     
  16. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    True but then you wouldn't get next years :p
     
  17. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    So you title the thread with the least important factor as being awful, but then turn around and praise the important as if it was an aside? :eek:

    Glad it's an awesome device and you're happy with it. :cool:
     
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    With a retina display no doubt ;)
     
  19. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I water on line and when I was in the store the genius suggested while he was getting my iPad to look at the disposed ones. I did and the camera was awesome, I got home and opened it up and played with the cameras and they were not the same quality but still good. Even while typing this everything is faster I'm very happy.
     
  20. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    How is the front facing camera when using Facetime? Thats my primary concern.
     
  21. dstar macrumors regular

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    For me a camera is worthless in these devices. Sure, a front facing one for video conferencing fine. But seriously, who the hell wants to be taking pictures with a tablet?

    It's weird, these tablets are "tweener" devices. They are caught between mobile phones and laptops so they stuff mobile phone features into them. To me they are just too big for cameras. It's silly.
     
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  23. aohus macrumors 68000

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    can't really determine based on where you're at. better to go outside and do proper video shooting.
     
  24. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Are people really planing on taking pictures with the iPad? I thought it was manly meant for FaceTime
     

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