New nano takes video but not still shots?

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  1. Surely
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    I can't seem to find a reference on Apple's website about this.

    Are you telling me that Apple is allowing video on the nano, but not still shots?

    That's just weird.
     
  2. markfc
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    No 720p either? Pah.

    I'll stick with my Kodak Zi8 Order.
     
  3. nutmac
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    Yeah it's a bit odd. I would've assumed it would take photo, but Apple's website mentions only video.
     
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    it's not really weird. The camera takes video at 640x480 pixels, which isn't a whole lot. it's enough for the occasional video, but i reckon if they let people take photos with it too they'd need a much better camera.

    of course i could be completely wrong. :)
     
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    from my understanding, your still shot quality is higher than video quality. iPhone 3GS takes 3.2MP pictures, but shoots video in VGA. So I'd assume you could get a higher quality picture than what the video is
     
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    yes i found the quite odd as well...

    no mention of still shots. I thought I was the only one that noticed
     
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    Extract a shot using QuickTime, then enhance in iPhoto or Photoshop.

    The nanoCam is supposed to compete with this (commercial precedes).
     
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    Anyone know if there's a size/length limit for recorded videos? Or are free space and battery power the only limit?

    I'm thinking easy, decent (better than most cell phones) bootleg concert videos, when supplemented with a separate audio source.
     
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    Im Thinking Motorbike Camera.....
     

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