The iPod touch just became the best budget digital camera


Following our report from earlier today, Apple has launched its new entry-level 16 GB fifth-generation iPod touch, while also cutting the price on the current 32/64 GB iPod touch, offering them for $249 and $299, respectively. The new iPod touch is available in six different colors with a rear camera and a lower price tag of $199.

With the updated 16GB model and price cuts across the range, the iPod touch just became the best budget digital camera for less than $250. What other camera lets you easily snap a photo, edit it with some VSCO filters and then post it to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr or whatever social network you’re into?

Apple has always positioned the iPod touch as more of a casual gaming device than anything else, which is doing the device a disservice, especially when you compare it with the Photos Every Day ad campaign for the iPhone.

Yes, there are definitely better compact cameras out there that take photos of a much higher quality, but there’s a reason why the iPhone has been the most popular camera for years.

The iPod touch is the perfect camera for someone who may not want the additional functionality or cost of the iPhone, yet wants to take great photos. This latest refresh and price drop has made it an even more appealing device.