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Bootstrap_Bill Level 1 (0 points)
Any word yet on how many mega pixels the rear camera has?
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    The only Apple released specs;

    Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom.


  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)
    AS far as I know, these are the only published specs so far:
  • Bootstrap_Bill Level 1 (0 points)
    I think it's strange that nobody in the press bothered to ask about the camera or RAM when they had the chance. The press had a chance to play with them for a while, yet nobody bothered to test the cameras.

    Oh well, the 11th is only eight days away. We should know by then.
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 (9,330 points)
    The ability to do 720p doesn't tell us much. You need less than a megapixel to do that (1280x720)

  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 (22,065 points)
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    That is a bit disappointing because the rumors was that it would be 2 MPs.

    I wonder if one could get the iPhone 4 camera and install it in the iPad 2?
  • philwhite Level 1 (0 points)
    I would love to be able to frame 5 megapixel pics using that huge screen. I don't understand all of the people who say this wouldn't be great for taking high resolution pictures. I guess people just don't know how to think out of the box.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    That is a bit disappointing because the rumors was that it would be 2 MPs.

    Believing rumors is the cause of a lot of disappointment...

    I wonder if one could get the iPhone 4 camera and install it in the iPad 2?

    Very doubtful. If you try it, let me know!
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)
    Five MP is too much for a small sensor. It results in small pixels and the attendant electrical noise (same effect as film grain).
  • Head Techie Level 1 (0 points)
    I hear people saying, they wouldn't want to hold it up to take pictures because it is too big. A photo just takes a couple of seconds to take. And yet, no one is saying that video is a crazy thing to do on this and with video you would have to hold it up a lot longer.

    I find it also strange that the video they show being editing on the iPad is a beach shot I'm going to carry the iPad 2 into the water with me? I'm sorry, I didn't see them promote their waterproof case.

    If anything, the iPad would be better suited for photos instead of video. I agree with you a 5MP camera should have been used on the rear side.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    I think that you missed the point about video. It is not so that you can carry the iPad around and take videos of your vacation, or your kids playing in your backyard on their new swingset. The video cameras are for FaceTime, basically video telephone calls. That is the sole and primary focus. Anything beyond that is incidental.

    As for the videos of vacations at the beach, etc. Those are probably uploaded to the iPad through the camera interface accessory. So the iPad gives you a portable iMovie that lets you upload camera still shots, video clips and combine them in the available themes, throw in your favorite music rips and create vacation videos, or archeological dig videos, or whatever, on the fly.
  • Head Techie Level 1 (0 points)
    First, my comments are not about the front facing "FaceTime" camera.

    I am talking about the back side camera. Why is it there? Not for still photos because it isn't even 1 megapixel. For shooting video? It seems a bit heavy and not ergonomic enough to hold for very long. David, you comments even admit that you will likely want to use another video camera device for taking video (as well as photos), and yet Apple didn't provide a built in firewire or USB port on the device to import anything off my miniDV camcorder.
  • Cander Level 3 (850 points)
    I see it being there for utlity by 3rd party developers for augmented reality applications for example. The low MP should be fine for that.
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 (9,330 points)
    That's because they sell the camera connection kit that allows either a usb camera/video recorder or an sd card to connect.

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