The iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb system is not only incredibly lightweight and thin, but it is also made of durable aluminum frame which make it look not much different from its earlier iPod predecessors.
However, apart from its deceptive looks, the iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb has got some unique features like the FM radio, new Genius features, song tagging software and finally, a embedded VGA video camera that makes it really a breed apart from all other iPods that has hit the iPod market. Though not a Flip killer, this new portable camera enhanced Nano still remains as the most popular compact flash media player launched in 2010 that is still available in the store.
Design of iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb
As Apple broke away from its flat and rectangular iPod designs in 2008 and surprised its customers with its present winged shaped wafer like design which is 3.5 inches tall by 1.6 inches wide by 0.25 inches thick at its centre, the new iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb has a slightly bigger screen and a glossy finish which sets it apart from the rest of the iPods available in the store. What really differentiates this new 5G Nano from its 4G sibling is the bead-sized camera which is located at the lower left backside of this high-tech multimedia device.
Audio quality of iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb
The music playback and the podcast sound quality of iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb is loud and clear over headphone. However, the built in speaker of this system is never the less not up to its mark and really speaking. Apple should have considered excluding them from this iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb portable multimedia system. The 5G iPod Nano is compatible with MP3, AIFF, AAC (protected and unprotected), MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WMA and also WAV formats. However, it lacks the support of FLAC and OGG files which can be a cause for lamentation for all true audiophiles in this portable Apple multimedia market.
Video camera quality of iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb
One of the major selling points of this iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb is its Video camera. Though there isn’t any optical zoom with this VGA camera, neither there is any on-device editing software incorporated with this iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb system, but nevertheless, it’s 640×480 VGA cam is good enough for recording casual video or take video snapshots on the go.
You might regret that you didn’t get the opportunity of shooting in HD, but the iPod Nano 5th generation 16gb camera has added video filters like film grain, cyborg, tunnel vision, security camera and more, which can be activated by holding down the central button of this 5G iPod portable Apple multimedia system. The microphone in this iPod Nano 5th generation is also pretty good in doing its job and can pick up sounds and even faint conversations 10 feet away.
So, if you are willing to buy a PMP along with a cheap pocket camcorder, iPod Nano 5th generation which is priced $179 is indeed a good buy for all iPod fans in the music world.