Motorola Xoom Review: The First Honeycomb Tablet Arrivesby Anand Lal Shimpi on February 23, 2011 11:57 PM EST
As awkward as it may be, you can definitely hold the Xoom in two hands and use its rear facing 5MP camera as you would a point and shoot or your smartphone. I can’t help but feel absolutely ridiculous using a tablet to take pictures of something, but it does work.
The camera app’s UI is actually pretty easy to navigate. There aren’t a ton of options but they’re all available via a circular tool on the right side of the display. Switching between front and rear cameras as well as from still to video all happens quickly, at least compared to the smartphones we’re used to reviewing.
Image quality is surprisingly good. Photos don’t always come out as saturated as they should, particularly on cloudy days but sharpness and detail are both there. Increase the focus distance and the image quickly loses its sharpness/exposure: