Early incarnations of Amazon's Fire tablet dispensed with the rear-facing camera but times are a changin' and the company has added one here.
The rear-facing 2MP camera has the bare bones when it comes to features; namely an HDR mode and a Panorama mode.
You can alter the exposure settings by tapping on different parts of your subject but the results are negligible. There's no flash and the HD 7 doesn't cope well with low-light situations.
Most of the time, the photos are grainy and lack detail. There's also a strong chance your finger will obscure the lens if you're holding the device in landscape mode. As Amazon points out, you can shoot 1080p video with the rear-facing camera but it's hardly going to replace the shooter on your smartphone.
Switch to the VGA front-facing camera and the results are pretty similar. It's acceptable for video chatting and does offer face recognition but the overall detail level is still way below what I'm used to seeing.
It's a plus point that Amazon has even decided to add cameras to the tablet, but it certainly isn't the Fire HD 7 strongest feature.
Scroll down for some examples of the Amazon Fire HD 7's photographical prowess.