The new iPad may have blown us away with its 2048 x 1536, 3.1 million pixel Retina Display, but its new camera--the 'iSight'--comes as a disappointment.

While the 5-megapixel backside camera is an upgrade to the previous feeble 0.8 MP camera of the iPad 2, it still has a way to go to meet the 8MP of the iPhone 4S.

The new iSight camera comes with a backside illuminated sensor, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip, which over all, gives it a pretty strong set up, but still falling short in comparison with its competitors--he ASUS Infinity TF700.

The camera also comes with auto-exposure and auto-focus, another two features that produce crisp clean images.

Another feature of the camera is 1080p video recording, which doesn't really come as a big surprise.

If one thing is certain, it's that whatever type of photo or video is taken on the tablet it will look great on the retina display.

Rumors have officially been confirmed; the new iPad comes with a 2048 x 1536 display, the most ever in a mobile device.

Until you see it you can't understand how amazing it is, said Phil Schiller in his presentation. For the first time an iPad has a higher resolution than the display screen used for the iPad presentation.

Schiller compared the new iPad to a 1080p display, at 1920 x 1080 display, saying the new Retina Display 264ppi comes with 40 percent better color saturation than before.

With the new display, the iPad will be seamlessly being able to display crystal clean photos and movies. With the iCloud upgrade, iPad users will be able to re-download purchased movies that now support 1080p HD.

Other features of the new iPad

 

Processor: A5X quad-core processor touted as twice as fast and four times better performance than Tegra 3 chip.

Camera: 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip.

Video: 1080p video recording.

Voice Dictation: Supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese.

4G LTE: New iPad now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps. Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T will be the LTE partners.

Battery Life: 10 hours of battery life still! 9 hours on 4G!

Size: 9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.

Price: $499 for 16GB! 32GB is $599 and 64GB for $699.

Release Date: March 16th.