Your iPad is more than capable of capturing quality photos when you are on the go. You are going to have to pick up a decent mount for it though. The ArchMount happens to be compact and portable. You can use this to turn your iPad into a video camera, scanner, or a teleprompter.
The ArchMount has a lightweight and minimalistic design. It is small and sturdy. It can be attached to any standard 1/4-20 tripod screw mount. Why would you want one of these? For scanning, movie making, music reading, and other activities. This cool project is being funded on Kickstarter.