Alex Wynick, mirror.co.uk

The iPad 4 and iPad mini currently use a 5MP rear facing camera, which the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 may see bumped up to 8MP

Sonny Dickson's photo possibly showing the iPad mini 2 in space grey
Sonny Dickson’s photo possibly showing the iPad mini 2 in space grey

As we get closer the announcement of Apple’s new iPads, experts seem sure that the new tablets will match the iPhone 5S.

We have already heard that the iPad mini 2 may come in gold, and there is mounting evidence that Apple will include fingerprint scanners on the new devices.

Now, one analyst says that the iPads’ cameras will also match the world’s hottest smartphone.

Photos are always something that iPads have struggled with – their large size and sub-standard cameras mean people usually choose to snap with their iPhones rather than the tablets.

The iPad 4 and iPad mini currently use a 5MP rear facing camera, which the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 may see bumped up to 8MP.

They may also arrive with the same sensor as the iPhone 5S, which will mean vastly improved photo results and features like slow motion video.

Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with KGI Securities said: “We expect the upgrade will include 8MP rear camera, up from 5MP, and larger aperture.

“Lens module ASP will rise 10-20% on this optics spec upgrade.”

Kuo believes a better camera will help increase the competitiveness of the iPad 5 in comparison to other tablets.

Combined with an Apple A7X or A7 processor, also expected to appear inside the iPad 5 and iPad mini, we will see the following features on the new tablets:

  • faster focusing
  • burst mode
  • faster shutter
  • auto image stabilization
  • Slow motion video
  • live video zoom

 

The iPad 5 is rumoured to be released on October 15, possibly along with an iPad mini 2.

 

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