- Brand Name: Apple
- Model Number: MC062LL/A
- Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB
- Color: Black
- Display Size: 2.2 inches
Apple iPod nano 16 GB 5th Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 16 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 12.5 GB) for 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos, or 16 hours of video
- Up to 24 hours of music playback or 5 hours of video playback when fully charged
- 2.2-inch color TFT display with 240 x 376 pixel resolution
- Supports AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV audio formats
- Supports H.264 and MPEG-4 video formats; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG image formats
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The world's most popular music player now has more to play with. Click to enlarge.
nano Shoots Video
iPod nano now has a built-in video camera that lets you record fun as it happens. Then share it with friends on the Internet. It's the video camera that's small enough to take with you everywhere.
Video Recording--a Whole New Way to nano
A quick scroll through the menu takes you to the video camera. Then you're ready to record video in portrait or landscape--perfect for emailing or posting on Facebook or MobileMe. A built-in mic lets you capture audio, too. And when you play back your video on iPod nano, you'll hear the recorded audio with it. All of which means your indispensable music player is now your indispensable video camera.
Special Effects Department Included
Fifteen fun video effects let you add a little Hollywood to your video. Just scroll through, choose the effect you want--such as film grain or motion blur--and start recording. When you're done, sync iPod nano to your computer and iPhoto (or your favorite photo software) opens. Then email your miniblockbuster or post on YouTube or Facebook.
Sync, Share, and Put More You in YouTube
Connect iPod nano to your Mac, and iPhoto opens and syncs all the video you shot on iPod nano to your computer. It's just as easy on a PC when you use your favorite photo software. On a Mac, you can browse and edit your videos in iPhoto, too. The video file sizes are perfect for sharing on YouTube or emailing to friends.
Design Makes Rock More Glam
iPod nano now has a polished anodized aluminum finish in nine electrifying colors. And a larger 2.2-inch color display for your viewing pleasure.
Up to 2,000 songs, 8 hours of video, or 7,000 photos in your pocket. Click to enlarge.
Ultra-portable at 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 inches and just 1.28 ounces. Click to enlarge.
Available in an array of electrifying colors. Click to enlarge.
iPod nano now has a built-in video camera that lets you spontaneously shoot video wherever you are. Click to enlarge.
This Is Genius
Control your Genius. Or leave it to its own devices. Either way, Genius explores your library and finds songs that go great together.
Say you have one song you really love and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. A few clicks on iPod nano, and Genius uses that song to find other songs in your library and makes a Genius playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh and give it another go. Count on Genius to create combinations you wouldn't have thought of yourself.
Now there's another great way to get a customized set of songs on iPod nano--have Genius do all the work. Introducing Genius Mixes. All you do is sync your iPod nano to iTunes, and Genius automatically searches your library and finds songs that sound great together to create up to 12 Genius Mixes. These mixes are like channels programmed entirely with your music. It's a great way to rediscover songs you haven't listened to in forever, and some you even forgot you had.
Go with the Cover Flow
View your album art in Cover Flow for a faster way to find the song you want to hear. Or just press and hold the center button to flip the album cover art over so you can see the songs. When you find the right song, press the center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.
Shake to Shuffle Your Music
Hear songs in a totally random way. Just turn on Shake to Shuffle, then give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You never know what iPod nano will spin for you next.
Don't Just Listen to the Radio, Pause it and Tag it, Too
The new FM tuner lets you see the names of songs and artists. And two amazing features--iTunes Tagging and Live Pause--make listening to the radio nothing like listening to the radio.
FM Radio--it Gives You Yet Another Way to Rock
There's always something great on the FM dial. And now the FM tuner lets you hear your favorite morning shows on your commute and discover new music while you work out. It even shows you what and who you're listening to.1
With Live Pause, You'll Never Miss a Beat
Say you need to take a quick break from listening to your favorite radio station. iPod nano lets you pause it with a click. Another click and you're listening to your station again. You can even rewind as far back as 15 minutes, then fast-forward to catch up to the live broadcast.
iTunes Tagging--the New-Fashioned Way to Discover Music
It's quite a dilemma: You're listening to the radio and you hear a song you like, but when you go to iTunes, you can't remember the name or even who sings it. Enter iTunes Tagging. Now, you can use the Click Wheel on iPod nano to tag the song. iTunes creates a list of all your tagged songs so you can easily preview or purchase them when you sync iPod nano to iTunes.
VoiceOver--the Talk of the Music World
VoiceOver tells you the title and artist of the songs you listen to. And does it so seamlessly, you'll be surprised at how brilliant it is.
Let's Talk VoiceOver
What if you're listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist? Just use the Click Wheel or the controls on the optional Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic and VoiceOver tells you the song name and who's performing it without interrupting your music. So you're never distracted from your ride or run by looking down at your screen.
The nano now includes an FM radio with iTunes Tagging and Live Pause functions.
Capture a thought, a reminder, a class lecture, or any audio recording you want with Voice Memos.
The new Pedometer counts every step you take. Or add Nike+ shoes and a Nike + iPod Sport Kit for the perfect workout partner.
How it Works
You'll notice how smoothly and easily VoiceOver works. A lot of thought went into creating an iPod nano that not only talks, but says the right things. It all begins with iTunes and its seamless integration with iPod nano. First, iTunes reads your song information, then uses the VoiceOver Kit to generate the announcements for the songs, artists, and playlists. Just sync your iPod nano to your computer and it really speaks to you.
It Speaks Multiple Languages
Your music library has songs from all over the world--a love song from France, a bolero from Spain, a pop tune from Japan. Luckily, VoiceOver speaks fluent song.
iTunes selects the language and best voice for your song titles and artist names. It looks at song data, like the title, artist, and album information, then applies intelligent algorithms to choose the right language. For example, iTunes recognizes the song "Ya Viene el Sol� by Ozomatli as a Spanish song, so your iPod nano will automatically speak that song title and artist in Spanish. If you prefer to hear that information spoken in another language, you can change the designated VoiceOver language for that song in iTunes.
Hit the Ground Running--Or Walking
With the Nike + iPod Sport Kit (sold separately) and a built-in pedometer to help keep you motivated and track your fitness progress, iPod nano makes working out less routine.
Step it up with the New Pedometer
You take your iPod nano with you everywhere. Why not use it to stay fit? iPod nano now doubles as a Pedometer. It uses the built-in accelerometer to keep track of your steps and help you meet your fitness goals. You can create a daily step goal or set it to Always On so it counts all the steps you take, all the time. Which makes iPod nano the ideal exercise partner.
Rock and Run
Your shoes and your iPod nano team up to maximize your run. See the minutes tick by. Watch the miles unfold. Hear real-time voice feedback. All to your favorite music, including your chosen Power Song--that one song that always gets you through the home stretch.
Rock the Gym
Take Nike + iPod to the gym and minute by minute, mile by mile, you're motivated by more than music. Connect your iPod nano to a Nike + iPod compatible cardio machine. Record your pace, time, and distance as you work out. With iPod nano, every trip to the gym becomes a new challenge.
When you're finished, connect your iPod nano to your Mac or PC. iTunes automatically sends your workout data to nikeplus.com. Every workout and every run is there, ready for you to review. Get pumped for your next run with recommended challenges, custom training programs, and maps of new routes to try. Or share motivation with runners across the world.
Note to Self: Voice Memos Are Here
The built-in mic lets you capture a thought, a reminder, a class lecture, or any audio recording you want with Voice Memos.
iTunes: Your Greatest Hits
It's even easier to organize, browse, grow, and share your digital music and video collection with the new iTunes. And now you can save items with a wish list and enjoy iTunes extras--bonus features on select albums and movies--like lyrics, photos, interviews, and behind-the-scenes media.
What's in the Box
Apple iPod nano 16 GB Black (5th Generation), Earphones, USB 2.0 cable, Dock adapter, Quick Start guide
Top Customer Reviews
Ipods are enough of a luxury for me that I didn't replace it immediately. The 4th Gen Nano was an improvement (except for the forrm factor -- I'm one of the few who liked the more compact form of the 3rd gen). The 5th gen Nano finally sucked me in with amazing new features and teriffic design. Below are the things I really liked and which caused me to shell out for the latest version:
1. Better screen. Sure the screen is tiny, but I can see it very clearly with my glasses off, I'm nearsighted, but have good closeup vision.
2. FM radio - This is something available in other mp3 players, but finally Apple has decided to join the world on this feature. It works pretty well. As noted, the radio uses the earbuds cord as an antenna. While that is a problem for some, it is actually a plus for me, as my office is in the center of a large building and FM reception is iffy. I can position the cord in such a way that I get better reception than my table radio. YMMV.
3. Video - It's amazingly decent for such a tiny device. I don't need video -- at least at present, but adding features like this inspires new uses that no one ever predicted (SEE UPDATE BELOW).
4. 16 GB. I can fit more stuff in it now (yes, this was available in the 4th gen, but it is a big plus for me -- I did not want to buy another 8 GB ipod.Read more ›
The fact that you can press "shuffle", then construct a full, almost perfectly-accurate playlist based on the "Genius" database is amazing and worth the price alone.
The video camera is perfect for catching That Adorable Thing your cat/kid/wife just did or said. And the voice recorder is indispensable. My only complaint is that the "voice recorder" function isn't in the main menu, and you can't program it to appear in the main menu when you explore and customize your settings (you can literally add anything else to the main menu but that, and that is very very odd to me).
There is quite a bit of dissent as to why this product got a video camera and the iPod Touch did not. The biggest rumor is a software/compatibility issue. I don't think that's the case. The iPod Touch is going to go on a crusade to compete with other handheld gaming platforms like the PSP and the Nintendo DS. It is my opinion that they will be pushing the Nano as the "this is the music/media you wanted... our bigger brother is for all you folks who want to bridge the gap between your smart phone and your laptop".
I, for one, am fine with that.
If you are thinking of upgrading and you don't want all the distractions (games, mail, gps, etc) that come with the iPod Touch, this is the item for you. I am able to fit 16 gigs of music and video into a sliver of metal that fits into the credit card slot of my wallet. That's pretty remarkable.
But that is about all that is good with the unit.
The new 5th generation is incompatible with everything I own. My car's radio has iPod integration which worked with my original iPod and my friends 4th generation unit, however, the newest iPods are incompatible. My home receiver also has an iPod dock which doesn't work with the new unit. You also cannot add music for playback under Linux (at the moment. It's being worked on.) Apple changed how they store music on the iPod, in what can only be described, as attempt to keep 3rd party applications form working. (Let's face it, iTunes has become a horrible, bloated and slow application.)
If all this wasn't bad enough, the thing keeps locking up. When I'm listening to MP3s or the radio, it just automatically resets and the music library is erased. I then have to refill the unit with the songs from my PC. And after a few more minutes of listening, it resets again erasing everything. I have sent it back twice and I still have the problem. (A friend of mine bought a new Nano and he is also having the reset problem.)
Apple, why would you make a product that is incompatible with the expansive collection of accessories that people have invested in? Is anybody there monitoring quality of your products anymore?
The video is interesting but not what I normally use.
The addition of FM radio, and the dropping of price from the $400 I paid for my previous iPod to the $179 made the decision to purchase easy for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I HAD to have this 5th generation Nano with the video camera!! I just love the size/function and this is my 3rd one over the years (the others I broke being careless). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kari Turner
Uhhhh I got ripped off on this and I'm still pissed about it. Apple, dissappointed me for the first time ever with this iPod.Published 4 months ago by Ashley C.
Excellent condition and works perfectly! The quality is great, the price was great and the shipping was super fast. A+Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
few glitches, but all in all great price and it gets the job done.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My daughter was ecstatic to receive this. She loves it and uses it all the time.Published 7 months ago by Jeannie Anderson
Got it but can't use it battery only good for one song then it turns off but it works wish they had said something about the battery I would've ordered both togetherPublished 7 months ago by Jay azon