iPod touch iPod touch camera quality?

doktordoris

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Mar 14, 2009
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Hullo all,

I was just about to spend around a hundred pounds on a camera, when I noticed that the new touch records 720hd video. Is the end result any good? I need a video camera just for recording my parrots and corvids, and for family reasons. Not for creating blockbuster movies. Will I regret buying a touch rather than a proper camera? I like the idea of getting a touch because I would enjoy owning an iPod and playing portable games, but would a proper camera be much better?


Thanks for your time.
 

GeniusJon

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Nov 26, 2011
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The iPod touch's camera may record in 720p, but the still images are less than 1 megapixel. I think you are better off buying a point and shoot with HD video capabilities.
 

doktordoris

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Mar 14, 2009
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Okay John, thanks for your advice and I hope you are right as I have done what you said. I bought a proper camera with 720 video ability.

Thanks chief
 

BrunoWill

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Nov 3, 2011
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Well, with my personal experience, iPod Touch 4G's camera is good at video shot, but the pictures it takes is really so aweful!
 

AIP5

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I'm not sure how this works at all, but the iPod Touch's camera records 720p video brilliantly. Outdoors that is. There's not much of a lag, and to be honest, it compares well to many P&S's 720p recording capabilities. But there is a problem with the stills. They're next to horrible on a computer screen. On the iPod touch display they look really nice (outdoors, again), but like someone else said, 1MP is very bad for viewing on bigger screens.
 

heyloo

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Nov 2, 2006
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I believe that this is the same camera that comes with the iPad2...and frankly, while it does its job with FaceTime and rough 720p videos, I wouldn't be taking any pictures with it anytime soon... Apple really could've and should've put in a better camera with these devices...:(
 

johnjjackie

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Nov 29, 2011
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Re: iPod touch camera quality?

Well, with my personal experience, iPod Touch 4G's camera is good at video shot, but the pictures it takes is really so aweful!
 

Thetonyk123

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Aug 14, 2011
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I believe that this is the same camera that comes with the iPad2...and frankly, while it does its job with FaceTime and rough 720p videos, I wouldn't be taking any pictures with it anytime soon... Apple really could've and should've put in a better camera with these devices...:(
The should have atleast stuck a 3.2 megapixel in there
 
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