The iPad 2 was the recipient of much mockery thanks to its decidedly poor camera performance and Apple has obviously set about rectifying that with the new iPad’s 5-megapixel shooter. The question we are all asking is an obvious one: just how good is that camera after all?

With iPads not arriving in the hands of the vast majority of buyers for a good few days yet, a Vietnamese site has set about showing off details of the iPad they managed to get their hands on early. We’ve already seen benchmark figures courtesy of the Vietnamese, and now we have sample photos, too.

The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…

The photo we have attached above is obviously a scaled down version of the original, and we suggest you check out the source for the full image, along with plenty of others.

As far as we can tell – and we aren’t what we would call big photo buffs – the images look pretty good. That said, we’re big fans of the images that the iPhone 4S can kick out, and they are certainly better than the new iPad’s. If we didn’t have anything else handy though, and didn’t mind looking like an idiot holding up a tablet, then we would happily use the new iPad for photos if these sample shots are anything to go by.

Just a few more days and we can all test it for ourselves!

  • average……..>> but a huge leap from ipad2

  • do you mean the cam in the new ipad better than iphone4s…..!!!!!!!?????????

    • From the article it sounded like the iPhone 4s still has a better cam.

    • Anonymous

      The other way around; besides sporting an 8-megapixel camera, the 4S has a wider aperture and better sensor performance (a Sony sensor). It’s a much better camera.

  • Hatyrei

    and they called this innovation lol?

    • Better than iPad2, but I agree, the full size image looks pretty bad

      • Hatyrei

        that’s why they put the new ubber retina display so it will good on iPad 3… but not in -PC & etc. lol nor prints…

  • Kok Hean

    It’s an iPad, you don’t just go around in public taking pictures with it, right?

  • mordechai eliyahu

    @Editor or writer you Misspelled “won’t wan to use” its in the paragraph of “The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…”
    btw love ur blogs good job…..

  • taylor simpson

    @Editor or writer you Misspelled “won’t wan to use” its in the paragraph of “The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…”
    btw love ur blogs good job…..

    dude we are all human we make mistakes no need to make a fuss bout it
    lol and ya it needs to be fixed

    • david rosenfeld

      @Editor or writer you Misspelled “won’t wan to use” its in the paragraph of “The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…”
      btw love ur blogs good job…..

      dude we are all human we make mistakes no need to make a fuss bout it
      lol and ya it needs to be fixed

      huh? Tony2012

      • ray WATKINS

        @Editor or writer you Misspelled “won’t wan to use” its in the paragraph of “The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…”
        btw love ur blogs good job…..

        dude we are all human we make mistakes no need to make a fuss bout it
        lol and ya it needs to be fixed

        huh? Tony2012

        im just continueing the chain of mispelling and copying what the person b4 me says and adding more gigity gigity gooooooo

      • jessica BERRY

        @Editor or writer you Misspelled “won’t wan to use” its in the paragraph of “The upshot? The third-generation iPad is certainly better at taking photos than its predecessor, but you probably won’t wan to use it instead of the camera in your iPhone 4S…”
        btw love ur blogs good job…..

        dude we are all human we make mistakes no need to make a fuss bout it
        lol and ya it needs to be fixed

        huh? Tony2012

        im just continueing the chain of mispelling and copying what the person b4 me says and adding more gigity gigity gooooooo

        damn what can i add 🙂

  • david rosenfeld

    cool

  • jessica BERRY

    @Oliver Haslam read below in regards to your spelling mistakes

    • Kok Hean

      I wan it to be there ._.

      • mordechai eliyahu

        omfg