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Video taken with the iPad 2 appears online

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Video taken with the iPad 2 appears online
UPDATED: The videos have been shot down now, we obviously have to wait for the official launch of the iPad 2, before samples of its camera capabilities are allowed.

An Italian Apple blog has taken short video with the iPad 2 while examining it after the unveiling presentation in London, and has emailed it to themselves to post online.

The quality is not bad, considering the dim lighting, but the video has been compressed in half to send via email and then quality further diminished after uploading to YouTube.

The image exhibits the typical for Apple high contrast, which people like in their mobile device cameras, but the white balance and exposure adjustments make the shot go from yellow tint to the real color every few seconds or so, almost similar to the yellowish tint we observe in some iPhone 4's indoor shots.

We'll know in two days what the HD 720p video outside looks like, although it's not very likely that you'll use the 1MP or so rear camera in that setting with a tablet.

source: Macity via Macstories

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posted on 09 Mar 2011, 02:40 2

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

"1 MP or so"

Oh good. Apple sure is an industry leader, throwing on a camera that even basic flip phones top nowadays.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 12:36 2

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

This was one of the things that puzzled me when I heard about the craptastic camera they put on it. I appreciate the HD recording...but what's up with the camera? But then I realized...why would I carry around my iPad to take photos anyway? I mean, maybe I'd use it around the house, but ultimately, I'd just use my phone to take a photo, not a tablet. I never go anywhere without my phone, which has a nice camera...but the iPad would stay at home unless I am going on a trip...in which case I'd still have a phone.

I dunno. I still think it's crappy Apple stuck it with a bad camera, but maybe it was because of the price...?

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 16:04

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

yeah front camera on 10'' may not be such a great idea unless you have another use....

and maybe its just me but I wont leave my pad at home, i think its the whole idea of portable tool... I just hope good features come out that are worth having a good camera

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 19:54 3

8. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

There you appletards go again defending apple like illogical fanboys. You know that if it had at least a 5MP camera there would be a bunch of hipster douches walking around the park, rigging their ipads to tripods and snapping pics like its a flipping DSLR camera. Then they would edit it in iphoto on their ipad and act like they are genius photographers.

Don't tell me this is rediculous because appletards already do it with iphone 4.

Oh, and JeffdaBeat, look out for tiered data pricing to come to every carrier in the not too distant future... =)

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 06:59 1

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

LOL good one i had to thumb you up in there

I still think its akward to use the pad to take picks... but that sure wont stop me from getting the xoom and taking pics with it

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 03:02

2. toorop (unregistered)

360p Videos????

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 03:03 1

3. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

The quality looks pretty good to me, considering that this video taken from the ipad2 has already been compressed twice (1st when it was emailed, and 2nd when it was uploaded to YouTube). Impressive nonetheless.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 02:38 1

10. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Yeah, it should be just fine for you.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 07:32

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

videos are gone!!! :/

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 10:10

5. LionStone (Posts: 838; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Yea nothing to see.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 02:40 1

11. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

"Video taken with the iPad 2 appears online"

And that's a miracle in itself. LOL... IPad 2 can take videos too!

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