The Xoom comes with two built-in cameras, one in the front and one in the back. You can take photos with either. To access the cameras, tap the Camera app on the Home screen or access the Camera app from the Apps icon in the top-right corner of any Home screen. One of the first things you notice is that the camera controls are available on the screen. You can easily access these controls to quickly apply a flash, an effect, or other settings prior to taking the photo. Figure 8-1 shows the Camera app. It's important to note though, that some modes disable some controls. For example, choosing Night mode prevents you from being able to select and alter the Flash & White Balance controls. You'll learn more about these caveats as you experiment.
CAN I TAKE VIDEO? Yes, you can record video using either the front- or rear-facing camera. Chapter 9 covers taking video (“How Do I Best Take, Share, Manage, and Play Video?”).
The controls available in the Camera app include the following: