The 5MP iSight rear camera module in the new iPad
is just the resolution of the shooter in the iPhone 4, but it features a 5-element lens, like the camera on the iPhone 4S, f/2.4
aperture, back-side illumination (BSI) for better low-light performance, hybrid infrared filter and image stabilization
This time Apple is also in possession of a powerful A5X chip to process all those 30 frames per second coming through the iSight's optics, so the new iPad is capable of capturing Full HD 1080p video
, whether you need it on a tablet or not.
Apple has uploaded some sample images and videos on its website that are taken with the 5MP iSight camera on the new iPad. They look great for a tablet camera, but, as usual, official sample shots should be taken with a grain of salt, so the jury is still out how the camera will fare under less than ideal conditions.