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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 13. Taking Photos

In this lesson, you learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the iPad 2’s front- and rear-facing cameras. You then learn how to use the cameras to take photos and capture movie clips.

Knowing When to Use the iPad’s Camera

Including cameras in the iPad 2 is a breakthrough, enabling all sorts of cool things to happen. However, these cameras are very low-resolution devices. A typical smartphone camera today has a resolution of 5Mpx—that’s 5 million pixels—or more. A 2Mpx resolution is the least you’d want to use for a photo that you were thinking of printing. But the cameras on the iPad 2 have a resolution of 0.3Mpx, for the front-facing camera, and 0.7Mpx for the rear-facing one.

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