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Old 11-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #31
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Good, yes.
Convenient, no.
Economical, no.

And, they can be very distracting to other guests due to their
large bright image screen in darker attractions.

And, their large frame can often block the view of other guests.
This happened the other night. I was taking pictures at the holiday location in Magic Kingdom - where the pumpkins were near the flag pole in Town Square - now where there are Christmas trees. I had a couple standing next to me watching the fireworks. About half way through, another couple came and stood directly in front of us, with iPad in the air to video the fireworks. The couple next to me were sooooo angry. They asked the other couple to please move and the other couple just ignored them. It was beyond rude.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #32
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I don't know about good pictures but i did see them also when i went there last month and also wondered 'why?'
I have also noticed a decline in the care that people take with possesions that cost quite a lot. Careless handling of them results in dropping them into water, snow, on rocks causing dents, cracked screens and things don't work as well as they should. Then you find a long line at an electronics store/department full of people wanting free replacements :eyeroll: it doesn't really surprise me that people would bring them into the parks to use as cameras.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #33
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The zoom you are describing is DIGITAL zoom. "Real" cameras have OPTICAL zoom, which moves the lens in for a closer high quality shot. Digital zoom cannot move the lens, therefore, you get a closer shot, but the quality falls off.
I DO know the difference.
I realize that is digital zoom (which does not give as good of quality), but a previous post said that an iPad could not zoom (not specifying optical or digital).

I had several SLRs cameras with multiple lenses (including some big zoom lenses). These were in the days of film cameras, so no digital zoom.
We stopped using them when it got too expensive to use film and the digital cameras started to give pretty good picture quality (plus, not having to limit the number of pictures, like you do with film).
I'm on my 4th (I think) digital camera - a Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS6 that I bought a couple of years ago. It has a 12x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom and takes very nice pictures in most conditions.

An iPad or iPhone can take good (even very good) pictures in the right conditions - a lot of light, but not direct sun. They are good for sharing on Facebook, message or email and for viewing on the computer (or iPad). They are no way as good quality pictures as a 'real' camera, but good enough for those uses.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #34
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I DO know the difference.
I realize that is digital zoom (which does not give as good of quality), but a previous post said that an iPad could not zoom (not specifying optical or digital).

I had several SLRs cameras with multiple lenses (including some big zoom lenses). These were in the days of film cameras, so no digital zoom.
We stopped using them when it got too expensive to use film and the digital cameras started to give pretty good picture quality (plus, not having to limit the number of pictures, like you do with film).
I'm on my 4th (I think) digital camera - a Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS6 that I bought a couple of years ago. It has a 12x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom and takes very nice pictures in most conditions.

An iPad or iPhone can take good (even very good) pictures in the right conditions - a lot of light, but not direct sun. They are good for sharing on Facebook, message or email and for viewing on the computer (or iPad). They are no way as good quality pictures as a 'real' camera, but good enough for those uses.
Oh, okay, I was just saying that because I believed they were referring to optical zoom.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:14 AM   #35
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I bring my iPad into the parks because I read while the kids are on thrill rides. I forgot I could even use it as a camera- that's why I bring my iPhone.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:40 AM   #36
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I don't think iPads are big at all. My iPad pops into my handbag nicely. My camera, on the other hand, needs to go into a camera case and so if I brought that to the park, I'd end up carrying a handbag plus a camera bag.

It was great having my iPad at the parks in September. We could facetime the kids back home without having to be back at our hotel by 3/4PM, we could pull up our adrs without having to make a separate note of the confirmation numbers, we could check menus online and yes, we could take photos.

I have a fancy camera for work but for holiday snaps that I'm just going to post on fb or keep on the iPad, the iPad quality is fine.

I do agree that people shouldn't block other people's views of parades and such (we don't bother with parades these days) - that reminds me of back when people used to haul out their massive camcorders to block everyone's view- incredibly annoying!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:51 AM   #37
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I do agree that people shouldn't block other people's views of parades and such (we don't bother with parades these days) - that reminds me of back when people used to haul out their massive camcorders to block everyone's view- incredibly annoying!
At least back in the day when those camcorders were so massive, people had to put them on their shoulders. The problem with the ipad in particular is that they are so large AND people hold them way up over their heads. The first time I saw someone do this at the school talent show, I just sat there in shock. Thankfully they weren't in front of me, but nobody said a word to them. AND they left it hoisted up there for most of the show. I'm thinking they only put it down for short times to get blood flowing in their arms again.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:04 AM   #38
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I saw this a lot this summer at both DLRP and the Olympics.

Really odd choice of camera to me. But I guess if it's the best camera you have then I can understand it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:08 AM   #39
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One of the blogs had pictures of the zebras that just arrived at Animal Kingdom. They mentioned not being able to get some good shots because another person on the ride was using an iPad to take photos.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:31 AM   #40
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We're at WDW right now, and I've been astounded by the people walking around with their iPads. I see a lot of people apparently making videos with them, because they're walking around and holding them up like they're filming. The crazy part is that they're in completely uninteresting parts of the parks. The first guy I saw doing it was on the second floor of the Land pavillion, near the entrance. I started looking and realized people were doing it all over.

Most of the people I've seen doing it seem to speaking other languages. It makes a little more sense for people from other countries, since people in other parts of the world tend to (generally speaking) have less square footage in their houses than those in the USA. It makes more sense to me to want your equipment to do double duty if you don't have a lot of extra space in your house.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:35 AM   #41
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I don't think iPads are big at all. My iPad pops into my handbag nicely. My camera, on the other hand, needs to go into a camera case and so if I brought that to the park, I'd end up carrying a handbag plus a camera bag.

It was great having my iPad at the parks in September. We could facetime the kids back home without having to be back at our hotel by 3/4PM, we could pull up our adrs without having to make a separate note of the confirmation numbers, we could check menus online and yes, we could take photos......
I think the direction of this thread is when folks hold the tablet up in the air, camera style. With that use, the large size of the tablet, held end to end to take a photo (like holding up a small newspaper), may easily block the view of a person behind the tablet holder. When in your handbag, like a camera bag, (or any other bag close to your person), it will not block the view of anyone. And when used away from others, like maybe sitting on a bench or in your resort room, doing facetime, checking DR's, menus, ets, it is not going to block others' view. However, when held up to take photos, the table t can easily block the view of others behind you.

Taking photos is the problem.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:43 AM   #42
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Little off topic but, with the parks having wifi now its going to get alot worse, they instantly want to update thier status with pictures, posts, etc... People feel they have to stay connected to the outside world and post everytime they burp on facebook, twitter etc... When I am there the last thing I want to bother with is facebook, twitter etc.. I can do all that when I get back to the resort or home and look at the pictures I have taken. with a normal camera. NO OFFENSE to those who use Ipads properly!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:07 AM   #43
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:13 AM   #44
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I would never use my iPad for Disney pictures! Besides it being so big to carry around, the picture quality is atrocious!
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I didn't really notice people with ipads at Disney, but this summer at my cousin's swim meet, there was a father who was recording his daughter swimming on his ipad right next to the water. He was so focused on the screen that he didn't see the chair he was about to walk into. Needless to say, he fell and the ipad made a nice plunk into the pool
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