Slightly surprisingly the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is able to capture 720p video using the 3.15MP camera on the back of the tablet - putting it inline with the iPad 2 and Toshiba AT200, but the Transformer Pad 300 steals the show with 1080p recording.

The video recorder is accessed through the camera app, and there's a toggle next to the shutter button allowing you to easily switch between the two modes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10 1 review

Like the camera app, you get the option of exposure control, timer and three effects, but nothing else.

As there's no flash, auto-focus or digital zoom included in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, so that pretty much wraps up the filming capabilities – however the 720p film it produces is more than respectable.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10 1 review

If you really want, you can also shoot VGA quality video using the front facing camera, but results are poor so we'd advise against even considering this as an option.

Check out how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 got on in our HD video test below, which shows you can get some quite pleasing results out of that lowly 3.15MP sensor.

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