For starters, the one annoyance we have using the camera interface is the horrendous placement of the shutter key when you’re holding the iPad 2 in landscape. Naturally, our first instinct is to grasp the iPad 2 on its sides with both hands to provide ample grip, but unfortunately, the shutter key is placed squarely towards the bottom middle of the interface – and too far to comfortably reach with our thumbs. However, it’s not much of an issue in portrait since we obviously use both hands to hold onto the bottom edge of the iPad 2.
As for the rest of the interface, it’s pretty much a direct port of what’s used on the iPhone 4, but instead of finding touch focus, we’re treated to something more like touch exposure. Sadly, the iPad 2 shoots photos at the resolution of 960 x 720 pixels – which is the same as the current generation iPod touch. Moreover, it lacks auto-focus to precisely sharpen specific items in your shot – which tends to make close-ups a bit fuzzy looking. Lastly, it does have the ability to shoot videos in 720p at 29 frames per second, but from our quick video, we’re not all that excited by its output. Check out the gallery and tell us your thoughts about the iPad 2’s photo and video shooting abilities.