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iPad 3 and Cameras

When the iPad 2 came out, I thought adding the awful .8 MP camera was a brilliant move by Apple.


Admittedly anecdotal, I had heard many people state they would hold off on buying an iPad
until a camera was included. Well, Apple not only included one camera, but two bad ones!
This was a very good marketing move as many of my fence sitting friends suddenly found themselves
owners of the iPad 2 last year. I wonder how many of them ever use that camera?
I especially wonder about the ones who have an iPhone 4 or similar smart phone quality camera?
These cameras blow away the iPad 2 in quality and you don’t feel so dorky holding up a big
tablet to take a .8 MP camera shot.
Some days I think I actually felt guilty we put a camera hole in our cases considering quality
of photo vs. a hole in the back of one of our beautiful handmade iPad cases.
According to many recent rumors, the iPad 3 will include a high quality camera on the back side.
When I say high quality, I’m referring to point and shoot type capabilities. Apple, Google,
Samsung and other manufactures are disrupting the point and shoot market with HD quality cameras
included in their smart phones and tablets. Apple’s rumored move to include a serious camera
in the iPad 3 will only add to the tablet’s dominance in the market and could provide many new
applications for the device.
My question is:
will I use it? I never use the iPad 2 camera because it’s so awful, but I wonder if I will pick
up the iPad 3 with more frequency due to the quality of images I could shoot.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of a great camera on the iPad 3? How would you use it?
-Mr. PQ

One thought on “iPad 3 and Cameras”

  • Cory Vandenberghe

    The difference in camera's from the iPhone 3gs to the iPhone 4 completely changed the quality of photos I have come to expect. Because of this, I have eliminated bringing my point and shoot camera 80% of the time, (still better for low light, or high action shots). 

    Imagine more home movie making and tinkering shooting on the iPad 3 of your kids playing, editing it via touch on the iPad 3, and then sharing almost instantly to Facebook, or in an email to Grandma and Grandpa, hopefully shot in HD (or close to). 

    The best camera will always be the one you have on you at the time, better lenses are just the icing on the cake, or carmel on the Apple. 

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