iPod Touch 5g Camera Review: Can you use it as your main camera during trips?

Full Transcript: Hi, I’m Irene Enriquez from GeekyGirlyLife.com. A few days ago I went to Batangas for our company outing. I decided not to bring a point and shoot camera or a DSLR. I wanted to put my iPod Touch’s camera to the test. Plus, I’m still a noob when taking photos using the DSLR. Anyway, in this video, I’m going to share with you some of the photos I took using the iPod Touch fifth generation.

But first, let’s talk about the camera’s specs and features. The iPod Touch 5th gen has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2 MP front facing camera, and has a LED flash. It has an autofocus feature. It also allows you to record 1080p videos with the rear camera and 720p video with the front facing camera. Not only that, you can also take panoramic and HDR shots. Its camera is pretty impressive, right? Considering that it’s just a music player. Apple even claims that you can “ditch your point-and-shoot camera”.  But can you really leave your point and shoot camera at home and rely on your iPod Touch? Well, that’s what we’re going to find out!

I have to note that I’m not a professional photographer. My judgment of the photos is only based on what I think is good. Basically, what I consider good is getting bright and crisp photos without having to edit it. So as long as the photos look clear and share worthy in social media sites, I give it a thumbs-up.

Here are the shots I took using the rear camera. It was taken around 3 in the afternoon. So, there was plenty of natural light.

Now, here are the photos I took indoors. These photos were taken without messing with the camera settings.

Now, in the next set of photos, let’s take a look at what happens when HDR is turned on. According to LikeHacker.com, “HDR, as its name implies, is a method that aims to add more “dynamic range” to photographs, where dynamic range is the ratio of light to dark in a photograph. Instead of just taking one photo, HDR uses three photos, taken at different exposures.” So, photos look better than using the default setting of your phone’s camera.

Based on the photos I took, when using HDR setting, the photos look brighter and clearer.

Another feature of the iPod Touch fifth gen’s camera is taking panorama shots. This allows you to capture a wider scene that usually won’t fit in a single shot.

The panorama feature is perfect when you’re taking photos of nature and when there’s plenty of natural light.

So, how does the iPod Touch fifth gen perform when it comes to videos? Let’s take a look:

But it’s a different story when taking videos at night. Here, you can see the quality of videos change from good to worse. The noise starts to kick in. However, I have to note that this video was taken under very poor lighting conditions. This was taken at a resort in Batangas and the only source of lights is the scattered lampposts.

So, now that we’ve put the iPod Touch’s camera to the test and used its different settings, it’s time to ask: Can you really ditch your point-and-shoot camera? Before we answer this, let’s take a look at the photos I took using my old Olympus point-and-shoot camera.

Personally, I prefer using it than bringing another point-and-shoot camera with me. For such as a small device, it performs big when taking photos and even videos. But just like any other camera, lighting conditions are crucial when taking photos.

So, what do you think? Is the iPod Touch fifth gen’s camera good enough? Do you usually use your phone’s camera when taking photos? Let me know what you think.

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Irene Chan

Irene Chan

Irene Chan loves two things: communication and technology. With this tech blog and her role as Head of Communications at Veems, she believes she has the best job in the world. 🙂 Besides those two things, she's also crazy for coffee, dogs, and zombies.Follow her on Veems to get tips and fun updates from her geeky life.
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