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Apple iPod Nano (fifth generation)

Take a closer look at the generation of the Apple iPod Nano.

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A shot of the fifth-generation Apple iPod Nano (center) with the previous generation on its left, and the Zune HD on its right.
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The bottom of the iPod Nano includes a Apple universal dock connection and a headphone jack.
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The iPod Nano measures just 0.24 inch (6.2 millimeter) thick, and weighs 1.28 ounces.
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The fifth-generation iPod Nano marks the first time an FM radio has been included in an iPod.
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The screen of the fifth-generation Nano measures 2.2 inches diagonally, up from the 2-inch display on the previous model.
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Apple added a new pedometer feature into a "Fitness" submenu that lives in the Nano's "Extras" directory along with games, voice memos, alarms, notes, and so on. It's cute and it works a little like a poor man's Nike+iPod kit. In fact, iTunes will even prompt you after it sees you've used the pedometer, to see if you'd like to track your progress on the Nike+ Web site.
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The Nano's camera is located on the back of the device near the bottom, making it problematic to hold without blocking the lens.
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The iPod Nano is one of the slimmest, lightest, and most portable MP3 players on the market.
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The fifth-generation Nano now includes a built-in speaker, making it easier to share audio with friends.
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The Nano records 640x480-pixel resolution standard definition video at 30 frames per second. Files are recorded as iTunes-friendly MP4 videos with h.264 formatted video and AAC audio. Video quality looks, well, decent.
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In a head-to-head video recording comparison test between the $199 Flip UltraHD (shown left) and the $149 Apple iPod Nano (shown right) image quality differences were immediately apparent.

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