In Pictures: App wars - Windows 8 Metro vs. the iPad

Microsoft's Metro environment in Windows 8 and Windows RT takes the iPad approach to apps, but is it better?

Camera: iPad loses

The Camera app in the iPad is very basic, with the usual controls to switch between front and back cameras and to switch between still and video modes. The only image controls are to turn on an alignment grid, zoom in or out, and to manually focus (tap and hold on the image). The iPhone's camera app offers much more control, such as over high dynamic range and flash. It also has the amazingly cool panoramic autostitching capability in an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. The iPad's camera functionality is clearly not a priority for Apple.

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