Vietnamese bloggers at Tinhte.vn — fresh from their early iPad unboxing yesterday — have taken the new iPad’s new camera and retina display for a spin. The results are not exactly surprising, but if you click the screenshot below you’ll get an idea of just how many pixel Apple has managed to squeeze into the iPad’s 10-inch screen.
Tinhte forum member Cuhiep has also posted a bunch of photos taken with the iPad’s new five megapixel camera. And while the photos themselves could be a little more inspiring, they do show a huge improvement over the vestigial camera found in the iPad 2, which made everything look as if it had had a sandpaper filter applied to it.
They’re Big! Sample Photos And Screenshots From New iPad
These photos have been shrunk to fit on this page, but you can still see that the new iPad copes a lot better in low light
Add in autofocus, a backlit sensor and a large maximum aperture and you have a recipe that turns the iPad into a fully self-contained photo studio, complete with amazing editing tools. You know that old chestnut, still actually said in serious by some head-in-the-sand writers, about the iPad only being for media consumption. I have a feeling that this old cliché is about to be joined in the graveyard of idiocy by the one that says “Nobody will hold up the giant iPad to take photos.”
iPhoto is already retina-ized:
The new iPad's camera actually records colors!