Apple iPod Nano 5G Gets a Video Camera – Hassles Flip Cams
You’re probably aware that there was a little shin-dig where some new iPods were unleashed yesterday evening.
Out of the new line-up the one, for me, that deserves most attention is the Nano 5G.
Form wise it doesn’t seem that different from the Nano 4G – the screen seems slightly larger and the rainbow colour choice of the body seems glossier than before – but all in all no big change.
The oddity is that there’s no option to take stills – not entirely sure why: it has a camera…….
The simplicity of recording mini films is similar to the benchmark Flip mini-camcorders – one button to start and another to finish – sorted! I can see this little player taking a slice of the casual mini fun cam market without much problem 😉
Your shots are saved in date marked folders and you can even flick through them whilst listening to the FM radio 🙂
A surprise addition (keeping in mind the still camera oversight) is the pedometer – now, given the option between being able to count how many steps it’s taken me to get to the bar or the ability to take pictures of my friends gradual inebriation I know which one I’d go for.
Good looks, decent storage, pocketable size, video recording and saving, a pedometer (??!!!??) and the prices aren’t too painful:
- Â£115 for the 8GB flavour
- Â£135 for the 16GB version
But c’mon – a step counter instead of being able to snap stills?
Anyone got a reason for this? Let me know huh?
You can grab one right now from the Apple Web site!