Video is definitely not the Sony Xperia Miro's strong point. The best it can manage is VGA, and that's just not even YouTube quality these days.

We didn't expect 1080p, but 720p would have at least made the video camera worthwhile. As it is, we'd be surprised if many people bother with it at all.

The one thing we will say in its favour is that when played on the 3.5-inch screen of the Sony Xperia Miro, videos just about hold up. They don't look great, but they're watchable. Viewed on a computer or any other larger screen, though, they just become a blur.

Despite its poor quality, there are a few settings to play with in the Sony Xperia Miro's video camera. These are much the same as what's on offer for still photos, with several scene modes such as landscape and sports and the option to alter the metering, exposure value and white balance.

You can also turn photo light on or off and set a self timer. It's a respectable set of options, but we can't help but feel that they're wasted on this camera.