Since the iPad 2′s release in February, its dual-facing cameras quickly gained bad rep for their poor picture quality. All thanks to Flickr, we now have numbers to show just how neglected the iPad cameras really are.
According to a recent Flickr count reported on the UK tech blog Electricpig, out of 40 million daily Flickr users, only 25 used the iPad to post their pics. The iPhone cameras seen better use, but only by a margin, considering that there are more iPhones out than iPads. Compared with 25 users who used iPads, 4435 used the iPhone 4, 3305 used the 3G, and 1948 used the 3GS.
Flickr can detect the source of a video or photo precisely about two-thirds of the time (though they’re less accurate detecting camera phones), and you can see today’s numbers here.
Further evidence of the iPad 2 camera’s disuse: only 14,988 images in total on Flickr come from the iPad, compared to 51,699,369 images taken with versions of the iPhone. Electricpig made no mention of how other tablets fared.
The iPad 2 comes with trimming like a backside illumination sensor, but with a megapixel figure of 0.92, they are more comparable to the cameras on the iPod touch than they are to the iPhone cameras, making them better adapted to capture video than stills. While reviewers pointed this out at the iPad 2 launch, Flickr users already figured this out as well.