Every time a new gadget comes on the market, someone tries to figure out if it’s as good as or better than what came before. There have been plenty of reviews of Apple’s latest tablet, comparing it to the previous iteration and to similar devices. But how does it compare when it comes to shooting video?
Lauren Styler of WKRG in Mobile, Ala., decided to find out. She went out with station photojournalist Gary Arnold, who used a Panasonic P2, and shot the same basic video he did using an iPad2. The results won’t surprise anyone.
Here’s the iPad video:
Here’s the P2 video:
The iPad2’s camera is less than one megapixel and the device has no tripod mount. Lauren’s conclusion: She’d have had better results using an iPhone. No kidding.
Tablets may be game changers when it comes to delivering news, but for news gathering? Not so much.