Another feature of the new iPad is a redesigned camera system that seems to borrow heavily from both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Gone are the poor man’s backside camera on iPad 2. The new iPad boasts Apple’s proven camera system design featured on iPhone 4S.

On the back is the new iSight camera with a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor. It’s got a number of iPhone 4S features, including backside illumination, auto-exposure, auto-focus, face detection in still images, video stabilization, a fifth lens and hybrid IR filter. This crazy camera hardware is driven by an Apple-designed image processor built into the A5X chip. Oh, in case you were wondering – yes, it records video in full HD 1080p resolution at up to 30 seconds with stereo audio.

As for the front-facing videoconferencing camera, it is the same “FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second”.

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