Since iFixit just completed their teardown of the iPad 2, I thought I’d check the camera components. (The image above was constructed from images I got from iFixit’s website. Clearly the images are not to scale.) I’d already correctly concluded that the iPad2 had a different (better) camera than the iPod Touch Gen 4 based on Apple’s website. Apple’s iPad 2 web pages boast:
The advanced backside illumination sensor lets you capture great moments even in low light.
Apple made no such claims for the iPod Touch Gen 4. Anyway, the iPad 2’s camera is clearly nothing to write home about, but it’s a different mediocre camera from the iPod Touch’s.