Okay everyone...after searching around for the answer to this question of "How good is the ipt4 camera?", I finally found the truth. As most people already know, the quality of still-shot pictures on the new iTouch is 0.69 MP (960x720). However, the frame-by-frame resolution for video recording is 0.92 MP (1280x720), which is obviously better than the still picture resolution. This points to a most obvious conclusion that the iPod touch is using a 1280x720 camera sensor and downscaling it for pictures, rather than using a 960x720 camera sensor and upscaling it for video. Conclusion: the camera sensor is most likely better than the still pictures make it out to be, and some other camera apps may be able to (slightly) improve it. Source: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/on-ipod-touch-4gs-low-resolution-rear-camera-rear-mic/ I hope this helps, since there has been SO much confusion. EDIT: Also, the webpage I provided states that the camera is tap-to-adjust-exposure, not tap-to-focus.