Acer Iconia Tab A210

The A210's camera has a few stills options, but really it's designed for use as a webcam

This is one of the A210's potential weak points, as it completely lacks a rear-facing camera. But we don't rate that as a particular problem - tablet photography in public is a worrying trend and it needs to stop!

The only time you would need a camera is for making Skype video calls, but the supplied optics are pretty poor. The webcam in question is just two megapixels and situated in the usual place - centre, top - and can film in either VGA or 720p HD quality. There are also options for white balance presets (daylight, cloudy, incandescent etc), time-lapse filming, and a plethora of silly face effects and backgrounds ("in space", sunset etc).

That webcam also makes a stab at stills, though we're not sure why. Within the standard Android offering there are options to tweak the exposure and white balance. Images can be cropped, rotated, flipped and set as the desktop background from the vanilla Android Gallery software.