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The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a Full HD 1080p video camera that can shoot at 30fps, but despite that we weren't very impressed with it.
First off, being part of the main camera app it's subject to the same crashes we experienced when taking photos.
There also aren't many settings to tweak here - you can change the exposure and white balance or add a time lapse interval, but that's all.
It handles fast moving objects reasonably well (particularly considering there aren't any 'action' or 'sport' scene modes). However, there isn't much detail, and even a little bit of camera shake causes it to lose focus.
Results when indoors are similar to when outdoors - OK but low on detail. Moving while filming is a non-starter thanks to how quick it is to lose focus, though at least it refocuses quickly too.
James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.