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The camera is where the Archos 80 Titanium really lets itself down, although for a tablet clearly aimed at being used around the house, perhaps it's an area that Archos decided to cut out to achieve a truly rock- bottom price.
Still, it's about as basic as it gets. There's a front- facing camera, which is situated on the top-left when held in portrait orientation, is simple VGA quality and good enough for only the most basic of Skype calls. No problems there, but things aren't much better on the back.
Situated almost directly behind on the rear, the camera here is a mere 2MP quality, and produces pictures imbued with blockiness, softness and dull colours.
It's even worse for video; recording in the MP4 format, the Archos 80 Titanium manages just VGA quality - 640 x 320 pixels - at an astonishingly low nine frames per second, which means wobbly moving pictures.
There's also no flash onboard, which makes taking photographs indoors pointless for more reasons than low resolution. It's the final nail, though it's only likely to be annoying to younger users. After all, what grown man or woman takes pictures with a tablet?
Finally on photography, we do have to report that the Gallery function isn't too smart; despite uploading photos to a Google photo album and attempting to sync with the Archos 80 Titanium, it only downloaded the thumbnails, not the full photos.
Jamie is a freelance tech, travel and space journalist based in the UK. He’s been writing regularly for Techradar since it was launched in 2008 and also writes regularly for Forbes, The Telegraph, the South China Morning Post, Sky & Telescope and the Sky At Night magazine as well as other Future titles T3, Digital Camera World, All About Space and Space.com. He also edits two of his own websites, TravGear.com and WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com that reflect his obsession with travel gear and solar eclipse travel. He is the author of A Stargazing Program For Beginners (Springer, 2015),
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