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.