One of the major difference between iPod Nano 5th generation model and its predecessors is the iPod Video capability, that has been incorporated in the 5G Nano, despite keeping its dimensions same as the previous ones. As Apple squeezed in the CMOS camera module and unifies high-quality optics into this 5G Nano shell along with a built in highly sensitive microphone, the iPod nano video bypassed all its technological barriers, as it became a brand icon among all the portable multimedia audiophiles in the world.
Specifications of 5G iPod Nano Video
If you are still weighing about buying a PMP or any of those budget camcorders, then the 5G iPod Nano can serve you with both. With an iPod nano video capability of 640×480/ 30fps recording facility, this iPod Video is really worth of its price on the shelf. Though the iPod nano video capabilities can never be compared with the latest HD recording stand alone camera models available in the market, but if you are looking for standard definition footage, like you always expect from your various brands of feature phones; then this iPod Nano Video shall definitely suffice your requirements. As with all such CMOS driven cameras, this iPod gets the best results in bright light with little movements.
The iPod Nano 5G with camera can handle panning with just fair results, but is often unsuited for use in dark environments, which leads to unusual skin tones, especially when the camera is activated in dark or indoor low light environments. There are fifteen special effects that are available with this iPod nano video recording. Along with the conventional black and white, sepia and negative effects, one can also get unusual effects like: cyborg, tunnel vision, security camera, film grain, motion blur, kaleidoscope and many more surreal upshots, with this video enhanced multimedia device. You can even shoot videos on different orientations using this iPod Video 5G Nano, since the camera lens is positioned at the right lower corner of the iPod Video Nano. This video Nano is capable of recording about 20MB per minute, hence the 8GB version of this iPod can hold 7 hours of video in its memory bank.
The 5G iPod Video Nano comes with a pretty good software interface. You can select the camera from the main menu, which helps you to go directly into the recording mode by clicking Play/Pause or the Center button to start and stop recording functions with iPod Video Nano. To review a recorder video, one can press “Menu” to back out of the recording screen, and watch the video which is grouped in date-order. Though you cannot edit videos on 5G iPod Video Nano, but you can erase any stored videos on the iPod by the click of a button, which helps you to delete the bad stuffs right away. The iPod microphone is extremely sensitive, and when playing the video, the audio comes out pretty clear, aided with a tiny speaker that is placed inside the Nano, which is loud enough for understanding speech and also listening to musical melodies and beats.
You can always play your recorded 5G iPod Nano videos on the TV using Apple’s optional Composite AV Cable or Component AV Cable adapters, and make the best of this $179 iPod portable multimedia device that is a truly a craze for all the iPod buffs.