Tablets aren't meant to be used as everyday cameras, which is part of the reason why most lag behind their smartphone equivalents in lens quality. Of course, snapping photos at a concert or art gallery using a tablet generally looks foolish, but with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus being potentially pocket-sized, it does offer a back camera for those rare moments you might actually want it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 0 Plus review

Unsurprisingly, the resulting photos aren't much to look at. The back lens is merely rated at 3 megapixels, and spits out 2048x1536 images that are generally lacking vibrant colors or impressive detail. It's fine for a quick snapshot of your pet (or child) to casually send to family or pals, but anything worth remembering should be photographed with another device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 0 Plus review

The camera app itself does offer a decent array of ways to fiddle with images, though, with options for panoramic shots or a cartoon-like filter, various timer settings, exposure adjustment, and negative, black and white, and sepia effects.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 0 Plus review

Shooting video utilizes the same app – just flick the virtual button between still shots and video – and expectedly produces similarly mediocre results with the back lens. Expect grainy, but adequate footage with a solid frame rate. Again, it's clearly only meant for quick, on-the-fly clips, not serious shooting.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 0 Plus review

A 2MP front camera is located on the upper right of the tablet, and as with most front-facing cameras on portable devices, it's really intended only for video chats over Skype or your equivalent favorite app of choice. But if you need a fuzzy self-shot photo, it's more than up to the task there, as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 0 Plus review

Photos, videos, and screenshots alike can be accessed via the Gallery app, which is a straightforward album-based way of viewing and sharing such media. Within the app, you can also crop and rotate images, watch a slideshow, and access the related Photo Editor and Photo Studio apps, which allow more heavy-duty editing.