How many megapixels on the new ipad 2 cameras?

Discussion in 'Deaf Products & Technologies' started by krazykatkitty, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. krazykatkitty

    krazykatkitty New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Otago, New Zealand
    I just wanting to know
     
  2. snallga

    snallga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    1.3 MP front facing camera
     
  3. Chevy57

    Chevy57 Sherlock Hound Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    O..HI..O!
    No,
    Rear cam is 1.0 MP (5X Zoom / 720p HD Video Recorder)
    Front facing cam is 0.3 MP / VGA-quality (640 x 480)

    You see how s quality of front-facing cam and rear cam on vlog below.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCC1lD0u8LE]YouTube - TiPb goes hands on with iPad 2 cameras[/ame]
    iPad 2 cameras hands-on | TiPb

    I need 2 mp front-facing cam and 5 or more mp rear cam for next-gen iPad 3.
     
  4. web730

    web730 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    iPad 2 cameras work great with very bright lights indoor especially outdoors daytime but would not be ideal for the facetime indoors, anyway frm what I understood.
     
  5. Tousi

    Tousi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    18,365
    Likes Received:
    109
    Yeah, with todays advances, the MP is not the biggest factor anymore.
     
  6. Chevy57

    Chevy57 Sherlock Hound Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    O..HI..O!
    Tests show poor still camera performance on iPad 2, video much better

    With iPad 2 now in the picture (no pun intended), exhaustive camera benchmarks from numerous publications paint a pretty bleak picture for Apple’s magical device. Like it or not, iPad 2 cameras mostly earn lower scores when pitted against Motorola’s Xoom, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and even Apple’s own iPod touch. The empirical testing backed by real-life footage proves what we’ve been suspecting all along, that iPad 2 takes substandard stills and grainier video than most tablets.


    Thanks to Macworld which ran the Xoom, Galaxy Tab, iPad 2, iPod touch, iPhone 4 and Canon’s PowerShot S95 through their paces, we now know that iPad 2 cameras are sufficient, albeit underwhelming. Perhaps this is the reason why Apple makes no mention of megapixels on the iPad 2 specs page, although that camera module is known to take just 0.7-megapixel images, leaving a lot to be desired.

    Not surprisingly, iPad 2 came in last in Macworld’s exposure and distortion tests and emerged fourth in image sharpness tests, ahead of the iPod touch. It earned only a marginally higher color accuracy score than the Xoom.

    [​IMG]

    Apple’s tablet fares much better when handling high-definition 720p video, placing fourth in overall video quality scores, behind the Canon PowerShot S95, iPhone 4 and Xoom. iPad 2′s recording quality drops sharply in low-light conditions, though, for it records only slightly crisper 720p video than the Galaxy Tab which ranked last.

    In other words, iPad 2 cameras will suffice for FaceTime calling and recording those kitten clips, but don’t expect it to match your iPhone 4 which still sports the best cameras on any iOS device. If anything, these tests reveal how Apple saved on CMOS sensors in order to keep manufacturing costs down. If the company’s hardware refresh strategy is anything to go by, this modest second-generation camera update should be followed up with a more substantial camera upgrade with iPad 3.

    [​IMG]

    Tests show poor still camera performance on iPad 2, video much better | 9 to 5 Mac Tests show poor still camera performance on iPad 2, video much better | Apple Intelligence
     
  7. edisoners

    edisoners New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    The quality of video taken with the VGA and HD cameras are as expected. In well-lit situations, the HD camera produces excellent results and the VGA camera gives acceptable quality. Both cameras do an ok job in bad lighting situations, but admittedly do better than I was expecting. In fact, while taking footage in my daughter’s poorly lit bedroom, the video looked pretty bad; but after uploading it to YouTube and watching on a computer, it didn’t look too shabby.
     

Share This Page

Looking to buy hearing aids online? Check out Hearex.com