samsung galaxy tab

To say the Samsung Galaxy Tab's camera is mediocre would be to put it bluntly. This is no star-performer when it comes to taking photographs, that's for sure.

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Because the device is so large, it's actually quite awkward to take snaps with. And due to it being so slim in comparison to most digital cameras, it's pretty hard to get a proper grip on the device and to then hold it still. We were constantly worried that we'd drop it.

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Images lack detail in all areas, with most photographs looking quite washed out. Colours look faded rather than vivid.

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The camera struggled to deal with both bright and dark conditions, and in areas with a lot of contrast – with bright and dark in the same shot – the results were particularly poor.

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Again, this is a bit of a disappointment. Clearly, this kind of device is not meant to be used as a primary camera, we understand that. But for a device that costs £530 – £100 more than the cheapest iPad – we were just expecting a little bit more in this department. It's a weak effort.