iPad 2 camera: Same as on 4th-gen iPod Touch?

9to5Mac claims iPad 2's rear cam will be less than 1-Meg

New rumour suggests a poor lens on Apple's next tablet

Those excited about the prospect of holding their iPad 2s aloft like a big picture-taking concrete slabs may have reason to be slightly less excited today, as a report from 9to5Mac says that the rear-facing cam on the tablet’s sequel will only be a paltry 1-Megapixel number.

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The website delved into the SDK of the upcoming tablet and found in its depths references to the camera as being 1-Megapixel, but the report claims that this will in fact be the same 0.7-Meg lens as is found on the 4th generation iPod Touch. That camera is limited to shots 960 by 720 pixels deep and video at native 720p. Not all that special, given the iPhone 4’s excellent 5-Meg cam.

The front camera is also said to be the same as is found on the Touch – a 0.2-Meg VGA. Obviously, this cam will be good enough to take part in Apple’s FaceTime video conferencing, but it’s still not awe-inspiring.

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