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Old 11-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #91
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Well, obviously a DSLR or high end point and shoot will be better than an iphone camera. But, the post I was responding to claimed that your cheapest point and shoot will be better than an iphone camera, and with the much improved cameras in the iphone 5s, this is not true. The iphone cameras are pretty good in low light situations now.

And there are lots of apps that you can use to make the pictures even better. Add the convenience of the iPhone, and it is great to take to the parks. Some days, I wont even bring a regular camera into the parks.

There was a thread on the photography board here with pictures taken by iphones. Amazing photos on there.
Still debatable. There are decent camera phones but their low light capabilities are usually due to a fixed bright lens. In optimal conditions even the cheapest compact camera will take better pictures because the sensor will be twice the size. Not to mention the camera will be a lot more flexible in its role over a phone.
There are a few exceptions though such as the rare 81MP camera phone and there are some really crappy cameras... Guess it is pointless to banter back and forth though, there are strengths and weaknesses either way you look at it.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #92
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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.
You are incorrect BTW. I specifically referred to a fixed lens and you even highlighted it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #93
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If I really need to see something like a parade, show etc... I plan ahead. I make sure I'm in front so other things won't bother me.
The problem with parades in particular is that even sitting right in the front, most of us want to take some pictures and you tend not to do that strictly when the floats and/or characters and dancers are straight in front of you. I take most of my photos as they approach me, meaning that they are either approaching from my left or my right - either way, they are not right in front. So the problem arises that as soon as you turn slightly in any direction to face the approaching parade you technically have people 'in front' of you. If the parade is approaching, say, from my left, and the guy two folk down from me to my left leans in and raises and iPad, or even lifts an arm in the air, it is likely to obstruct my view. I appreciate that there is no easy solution to this, if there is one at all, but I'm just highlighting the fact that this is one of the challenges, made worse by folk raising objects in the air and obviously the larger their choice of device, the more intrusive it is.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #94
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If someone is acting obnoxious in front of me holding up an iPad I would either tap on his shoulder and tell him he is being rude or I would move. Whining like a baby on a forum is totally pointless. What are you proving? Don't complain to us, complain to the problem. Way less that 1/10th of 1% of the people who visit WDW read this forum so this is not the way to solve the problem.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:27 PM   #95
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If someone is acting obnoxious in front of me holding up an iPad I would either tap on his shoulder and tell him he is being rude or I would move. Whining like a baby on a forum is totally pointless. What are you proving? Don't complain to us, complain to the problem. Way less that 1/10th of 1% of the people who visit WDW read this forum so this is not the way to solve the problem.
It's a discussion forum. People are expressing their respective points of view, which may or may not be interpreted as whining, but nonetheless, it's an open discussion.

The majority of folk who obstruct someone's view are NOT intentionally being rude; in fact I doubt that they are even aware that they are causing anyone any bother. Moving when the area is packed with people, many of whom have been waiting and saving their desired spot for well in excess of an hour is simply not an option
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #96
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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!
I agree completely. I bring my ipad (which i find does not take very god pics) to use for reading while I eat as I travel solo. I also use if for WDW apps - there is a great one that shows RR locations! I can get my work email on it and it is easy to type on. but I carry my iphone for pics and calls... I have to share though that I took my first ipad on EE and the poor thing got totally confused and never worked properly afterwards. I took it to Apple and they were perplexed - never saw that before, but they replaced it and my new Ipad LOVES EE!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #97
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If someone is acting obnoxious in front of me holding up an iPad I would either tap on his shoulder and tell him he is being rude or I would move. Whining like a baby on a forum is totally pointless. What are you proving? Don't complain to us, complain to the problem. Way less that 1/10th of 1% of the people who visit WDW read this forum so this is not the way to solve the problem.
I already said earlier in this thread that I would tap them on the shoulder.

Then I started "discussing", as this is a "discussion" forum.
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I took my first ipad on EE and the poor thing got totally confused and never worked properly afterwards. I took it to Apple and they were perplexed - never saw that before, but they replaced it and my new Ipad LOVES EE!!
Perhaps iPads and Yeti's don't mix
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Perhaps iPads and Yeti's don't mix
Maybe that first ipad didn't meet the height restriction!
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #100
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Im thinking we may see even more ipads being used as cameras now that the ipad Mini is out. I ordered one tonight and am hoping that I'll get it before I leave for WDW on Dec. 14.

Won't use it as a camera but it will take up less space in my carry on.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #101
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I read the first 2 pages of this thread.

I think you are forgetting that it can also record in 1080p HD which is what I think most peeps were using them for that I saw.

I will get getting one next month.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #102
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I read the first 2 pages of this thread.

I think you are forgetting that it can also record in 1080p HD which is what I think most peeps were using them for that I saw.

I will get getting one next month.
1080p doesn't make someone holding their iPad in front of your face any less annoying unfortunately
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #103
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I just want to add, that not only does the size matter, but also the light.

many people have vision problems where it takes their eyes a while to adjust to the dark before they can see anything... those Ipad screens are rahter large, and emit a lot of light. ... well, enough to ruin the vision for other people....

I agree that it's rude. hold it down in front of you if you need to use it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #104
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I also think large hats and plopping your kid on your shoulders (fireworks generally not included) is rude too....but if I choose to stand behind you it is kinda my problem.

also FWIW there are some pretty horrible point and shoots out there....AND my camera cost more then my iPad. Though I don't have a camera in my iPad so it doesn't venture into parks anyway.
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Buy a Nokia Lumia 920. The night shots on that camera are the best you will see. Plus with the optical stabilization videos look stunning too.
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