Third-gen iPad rear camera same as iPhone 4

Charles Starrett
By Charles Starrett  - Senior Editor

According to a new teardown of the third-generation iPad, the new tablet sports the same camera sensor module found in the iPhone 4.

Chipworks writes that the sensor found in the third-gen iPad is the Omnivision OV5650, which features five-megapixel resolution, supports 1080p video recording—likely omitted from the iPhone 4 due to the limitations of the A4 processor—and a backside-illuminated sensor, though it should be noted that the lens system in front of the sensor is larger, and taken from the newer iPhone 4S.

The front-facing camera was also found to be an Omnivision unit, specifically the same 640×480 (0.3-megapixel) OV297AA camera sensor found in the iPad 2 and the fifth-generation iPod nano.

Charles Starrett
By Charles Starrett Senior Editor
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.