iPad 2 Camera: Both Are Rudimentary

By Posted 4 Mar 2011, 02:02

The new iPad 2 does have the two cameras that a lot of people predicted before it was officially announced by Steve Job’s yesterday. But trouble is they are not the best of shooters that can be found on portable devices.

Charlie Sorre from Wired.com is reporting that both cameras are not exactly of a high standard. The camera is similar to that which is found on the iPod Touch, and unfortunately not the one on the iPhone 4. The rear facing camera is around the 0.92 megapixel mark, which is of little use for still pictures.

With the iPod Touch the camera takes stills at a lower resolution than video, this is probably due to the wide-screen movie format is squared-off to take still pictures. This gives it almost 0.7 megapixels, which is similar to what digital cameras had in the early 1990s.

The new iPad 2 and iPod Touch probably share the same camera, but we won’t know for sure until iFixit do one of their tear downs. The camera is likely to be fine for movies but not for still pictures. But you could always use the camera connection kit, and import photos from a proper camera, and for anything else you may need it for, the camera will probably do.

Many people will be glad to get any sort of camera on the iPad, but there will be some who would like a much better one. Would you like to see a better camera?

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