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.