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iPod touch 5th Generation review

Bigger is better, if your thumb can take the strain

The 4th gen had a poor 5 mega-pixel rear-facing camera capable of only 720p video recording and 960 x 720 still photos with no flash.

The new iPod touch features a much improved iSight camera – it's still 5 mega-pixels, but with a better 5 element lens capable of much better still shots and 1080p video recording and a flash.

Low light test:

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Daylight shots:

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Inside shots:

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As you can see from our tests, the iPod touch 5th Generation's camera performed a lot better than the 4th generation, but it's still slightly behind the 8-mega pixel iPhone camera. In terms of video it was hard to separate the iPod touch video quality from that of the iPhone 5, both at 1080p.

Tech Specs

Product TypeFlash Portable Media Player
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
TouchscreenYes
Battery Built-inYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Product FunctionsAudio Player, Photo Viewer, Video Player, Camera, Video Recorder, Voice Recorder
Maximum Audio Battery Time2 Day
Maximum Video Battery Time8 Hour
Product FamilyiPod touch
Music Service CompatibilityiTunes, YouTube
ColourBlue
Brand NameApple
Image FormatsJPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG
Audio FormatsAAC, HE-AAC, MP3, Audible, Audible 2, Audible 3, Audible 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, AAC-LC
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Video FormatsH.264, M4V, MP4, MOV, Motion JPEG, AVI
Display Resolution727040 Pixel
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Display Screen TypeColour LCD
HeadphoneYes
Height123.4 mm
Width58.6 mm
Depth6.1 mm
Effective Resolution5 Megapixel
ManufacturerApple, Inc
Product NameiPod touch 32GB Flash Portable Media Player
Product LineiPod touch
Manufacturer Part NumberMD717BT/A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.apple.com/uk
Marketing Information

You can never have too much fun.

The new iSight camera lets you take your best shots. Facebook integration gives you plenty to post about. (Or you can just ask Siri to post for you.) And, of course, there are endless games to play and endless music to listen to. All on the thinnest, lightest iPod touch ever.

Brilliant new design. It's OK to stare.

When you see the new iPod touch for the first time, you won't believe your eyes. But when you hold it in your hand - that's when you get how unbelievable it is. It weighs next to nothing, yet it's no lightweight: it still does all the gaming, surfing, messaging and everything else you love, more powerfully than ever.

Package Contents
  • iPod touch 32GB Flash Portable Media Player
  • iPod touch Loop
  • EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)88 g