iPod - newbie question

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  1. Stumpywhu

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    Hi, about to dip my toe into the world of MP3 players.
    Had orig decided to buy a 4th gen 20gb iPod as I will only need music not pictures.
    HOWEVER, could someone confirm that the 5th gen will allow my to 'lay-off' digital pics (therefore 'clearing' my camera memory) as this would come in handy on my hols.
    Thanks.
     
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    hmmm, pretty sure you can do that with the 4th gen if you have an optional cable
     
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    Sooo, *IF* the cable is an option on the 5th gen too, this means all I will 'miss' by going 4th instead of 5th gen is the colour screen?
     
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    The current (ie, 4G) 20Gb iPod has a colour screen and is able to display photos.

    All you need extra is the iPod Camera Connector, which is a small £19 adaptor that plugs into the iPod and features a USB socket to allow your existing camera's cable to plug into it and download the photos onto the iPod.
     
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    There is no '5G' yet. The iPod Photos are considered 4G with image tweaks. The Camera Connector only works on the Photos, while there's a Belkin adaptor available for Mono iPods (expensive and slow).


    Personally, I prefer keeping photos on multiple memory cards during a trip. I can offload them to an MP3 player as a backup but I won't wipe the cards. When push comes to shove, a DAP is much more fragile than a memory card.
     
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    I will never bother keeping photos on a DAP, silly idea. I keep them on my 1GB memory stick duo until I can be bothered to upload them to the comp.
     
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    Silly idea?
    the clue is in the question - 'newbie'.
    did you enjoy flexing your brain there?
    thanks for the reply though...
     
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    Yes you can dump pictures straight into the ipod
     

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