Apple iPod nano 5G hands-on [Video]

Vincent Nguyen - Sep 9, 2009
Apple iPod nano 5G hands-on [Video]

Apple's iPod event has only just ended, but we've already had a chance to grapple with what was probably the highlight of the day: the new iPod nano 5G.  Now packing a 2.2-inch LCD display and a video camera on the back - complete with microphone and speaker - the nano is now set to take on Flip's camcorder.  Don't expect it to necessarily replace your digital camera, though; the nano 5G only shoots video, not still photos.

Video hands-on after the cut

In the hand the nano feels pretty much the same as the last-generation model, which means impressively thin and light.  Footage playing back on the display was reasonably crisp and sharp, though we really need to get one hooked up to a computer to see the real results; Apple are only saying that it records H.264 video at 640 x 480 30fps.

There are also a number of onboard video effects, including B&W, sepia and some more unusual offerings like "light tunnel" and "cyborg".  We've got hands-on video below, together with more images; for other details - including pricing - check out this article.