Cameras Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
With an improved sensor, advanced optics, and a more powerful image signal processor, the iSight camera in iPad Air 2 captures incredibly detailed photos and practically cinematic 1080p HD videos. The FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned, too, with a sensor that makes video calls look better, even in low light. And the large, high-resolution Retina display makes a spectacular viewfinder. You won’t believe how good a photographer you are.
The iSight camera was designed to help you capture all of life’s moments at a moment’s notice. And with every shot, the image signal processor works in sync with the camera to deliver a great picture or video — automatically.
The iSight camera’s 8MP sensor captures images in 3264-by-2448 native resolution and 1080p HD video. So your photos and videos stay sharp and clear, even when viewed on larger screens.
Advanced image signal processor.
Behind the precision optics and the sensor lies the brains of the iSight camera: the powerful image signal processor in the A8X chip. Its improved face-detection technology keeps more — and smaller — faces in focus. And better noise reduction gives you cleaner, sharper images.
For stunning photos and videos, start with a stunning viewﬁnder.
What makes taking photos and videos on iPad Air 2 unique is its viewfinder: a brilliant Retina display that’s so large and sharp you see every nuance as you shoot. With its eye-filling 9.7-inch screen, shooting with iPad Air 2 is like looking through the viewfinder of a high-end SLR camera.
Now you can create remarkable time-lapse videos and iOS 9 does all the work. Just set up your iPad Air 2, select Time-lapse mode, and tap Record. You’ll have an amazing movie, whether you record for 30 minutes or 30 hours.
Lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane with a simple slide, up to four f-stops in either direction.
Slow down life’s fastest moments. The slo-mo feature lets you shoot HD video at 120 fps in 720p. You can even record and then select the portion you want to slow down.
Burst mode captures 10 photos per second and works with both cameras. As you shoot, your iPad Air 2 analyzes every shot in real time. Then it suggests the photos you might like best.
When you’re taking a group shot with the FaceTime HD camera, give everyone time to get in frame by setting the timer. It will wait 3 seconds or 10 seconds before taking a series of photos in burst mode. Your friends will thank you.
Pano mode lets you take high-resolution panoramic photos at up to 43MP. And dynamic auto exposure adjusts as you shoot, to capture your most epic shots with incredible clarity.
Incredible photos and videos, from start to ﬁnish.
With advanced hardware combined with iOS 9, iPad Air 2 captures breathtaking images. But that’s just for openers.
iPad Air 2 is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera, but it’s so much more advanced. Fire off 10 photos per second in burst mode. iPad automatically detects smiles and blinks and grabs the best shot. Shoot at 120 fps to create slo-mo videos. Or use Time-lapse mode to compress into a few amazing seconds events that take anywhere from 30 minutes to 30 hours.
Once you’ve captured a photo or video, there’s a lot more you can do. And iPad Air 2 makes it a breeze, because its built-in editing apps work seamlessly with all your images. Adjust exposure, color, brightness, and contrast. Add filters. Edit a movie with iMovie. Or use third-party apps to get even more creative. For example, turn a photo into a cartoon, complete with dialogue balloons. And thanks to the large display, you’ll be able to do it all without needing to switch to a computer.
With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can create a shared photo album to show off just the photos and videos you want to just the people you want. Invite your friends and family, and they can add their own photos, videos, and comments as well. Everything is automatically kept up to date on everyone’s devices. You can also post photos to Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites directly from the Photos app.
FaceTime HD camera. See and be seen.
Put a face — or two — on every conversation. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that lets in 81 percent more light. And the sensor and larger pixels improve performance in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.
More personal video calls.
Thanks to its FaceTime HD camera and brilliant Retina display, video calls on iPad Air 2 are clearer than they’ve ever been. So no matter who you’re talking to or where they are, you’ll feel like you’re both in the room.
The two microphones in iPad Air 2 don’t just collect more sound. Together, they employ sophisticated noise-reduction technology to suppress background noise. In addition, when you switch cameras from front to back (or vice versa), the microphones switch, too. So what your iPad sees is also what your iPad hears.
Photos and videos are just the beginning.
The cameras on iPad Air 2 can do more than take dazzling photos and videos. Used with apps, they can do remarkable things. Like be your partner on that home redecorating project. Improve your athletic performance. Or let you scan, save, and send documents. And developers are working on new apps that do even more with the cameras. You’ll find them on the App Store.
An amazing camera, even when it’s not taking photos.
In the App Store, you’ll find apps that combine the camera with sophisticated software to let you see and do amazing things. Like move around virtual furniture instead of the real stuff. Or help you tell the stars from the planets. Or find your way back to your campsite.
Analyze and improve your game.
Make iPad Air 2 your personal coach. There are a number of sports apps that use the camera to analyze your movements, correct problems before they become habits, and track your progress. And the list of these apps gets longer all the time.
Scan, store, and send documents.
Turn your iPad Air 2 into a scanner to store and organize all those receipts, tickets, notes, sketches, and business cards. Some apps even offer optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to create editable documents.