Lots of buzz this week about the introduction of the iPod Nano with a video camera.  While the new Apple device seems like a cool idea, providing simple video gathering, the images are not nearly as good as the Flip SD, Chris Albrecht shows with a side-by-side video test/demo.

Watching the demo, the Nano video looks like a decent camera phone.  It seems to perform poorly with indoor lighting.

The prices for both devices are around $150.  Of course  the Nano holds an as extraordinary amount of music and video.

But for an easy to use, high quality video camera only, the Flip is tough to beat.

See several more comparisons with the iPod Nano and other small video devices in this report on Macworld.

When I’m on the go and grab video with pocket-sized device,  I have been using my digital camera, a Canon PowerShot SD790, which is going for around $160 now.

I shot this video (below) of the Google Earth Car tooling around Prague late last month.

Andy Plesser, Managing Editor

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