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post #21 of 68
It not about the need and if it matter its the fact that Apple with have something to upgrade and brag about with iPad 3.
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post #22 of 68
Apple omits any specs that aren't up to snuff. So if the camera were really great they would have mentioned it (i.e. iPhone 4 launch). But any info that would actually reveal the exact specs is removed such as camera info and RAM info.

And having a digital camera is no reason to say you don't need one on the iPad. People said the same thing about phone cameras and they are replacing point and shoots right and left.
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I don't really see the point of taking pictures with my iPad. Never once did I think, "Gosh, I'd really like to take a picture...I'm going to take it to the park and take some pictures there!" Won't look weird at all.

Just use your iPhone/iTouch for the pictures. Though, a front-facing camera makes sense for skype and what not.
    
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post #24 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolaide View Post
This picture I just took on my cell phone at 640X480 the lowest setting an its not 100% horrible so why would one at 720 be that bad.

Yea that's fine, until you want to print it, or zoom in on it, or crop it, etc...

For video though, that size is perfectly acceptable.
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post #25 of 68
I'd take pics with my EVO vs an iPad 2. Taking pictures with a giant tablet seems really dumb. Most people will have their cell phone with them and most would take better pics anyways.
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post #26 of 68
5mp cameras are very cheap now,you would think the camera would at least be that good.
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post #27 of 68
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Originally Posted by cory1234 View Post
If this is true I may not be getting one. Apple is being shady not releasing the specs of the RAM and camera.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming....ex.html?hpt=C2
I'm no Apple evangelist, but why exactly do you care about the amount of RAM? They say, and I'm pretty sure benches will confirm, that the performance is improved. I doubt it has less RAM than the first gen version. Perhaps they decreased the amount of system RAM, and increased the amount of graphics dedicated RAM, but I'm sure within a week someone will post a teardown showing all the internals.

That said, I don't see why the camera is limited to 1280x720 stills. It costs these manufacturers very little to include a much higher res one. The only thing I can think of is I'm not sure how many people are using their tablets to take stills.

Quote:
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It would be funny if you go on one of those group photography trips and some dude whips out an ipad to take a photo of a lion 10 feet infront of him. Or you see like one of those red carpet photo-shoots and some dude is holding his ipad up snapping photos.
LMAO
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post #28 of 68
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Who takes pics with a giant tablet?
So... people QQ about not having cameras, then when they get a camera and someone bashes on it, they defend it with "Who's going to be using this anyway"?


The camera is nice for video chat, but that's about it. I'd use it but I wouldn't use it as my dedicated camera, anyone who does that is clearly just wanting attention.
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post #29 of 68
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Originally Posted by sodaholic134 View Post
I don't really see the point of taking pictures with my iPad. Never once did I think, "Gosh, I'd really like to take a picture...I'm going to take it to the park and take some pictures there!" Won't look weird at all.

Just use your iPhone/iTouch for the pictures. Though, a front-facing camera makes sense for skype and what not.
the ipod touch's camera is terrible and the pics come out with a ton of noise (for stills i mean)
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post #30 of 68
I hope you guys realize that 720p means 1280x720 progressive scan video. 720p means nothing when it comes to still images. For example, I have an 8MP "point and shoot" that also takes 640x480 video. I would guess the camera is actually somewhere around 8-12MP.
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