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WKRG Tests iPad 2 Against Traditional News Camera

Interested to see how the new iPad 2 stacked up against the station’s traditional news cameras, Mobile’s WKRG sent web reporter Lauren Styler out to shoot a news package with the popular tablet. Styler was joined by photographer Gary Arnold, who simultaneously shot the package using one of the station’s Panasonic P2 cameras. The P2 video is above; iPad 2 video after the jump…

“The P-2 won hands down in quality of course,” Mike Rausch, WKRG’s director of digital journalism, told TVSpy via email.  “But, I believe the iPad 2 has great potential, once it can be tethered to the emerging 4G networks and then has the potential to be used for live breaking news.  iPhone 4′s served us well recently when a few tornadoes hit the Mobile area.  We used those to send video back when our live trucks couldn’t be used because of lightning in the area.”

“Like most Apple products, the iPad 2 is fast, sleek, and easy to use,” Styler noted following the experiment, “but may not be ready for the big screen just yet.”

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