On Wednesday, alongside the new iPhone 5, Apple announced an update to its iPod range. Most notably, and most importantly for iPhoneography was the new and improved iPod Touch. With the same 4" display as the iPhone 5, 5 megapixel iSight camera with HDR and new Panorama shooting modes, 5 element f/2.4 lens, this new iDevice really opens up the world of high quality iPhoneography to those who don't own or don't want to own an iPhone.
In addition to the improved stills camera, this new generation iPod Touch adds something no iPhone or previous Touch has had, and that is a very useful "loop holder", which allows you to attached the Apple supplied colour matching Loop/lanyard.
When it comes to video, just like the iPhone 5, this new Touch benefits from the same 16:9 ratio display, HD 1080p video recording (over the previous models 720p), and the same improved video stabilisation.
With all these improvements, and prices starting from £249.00/$299.00, Apple really have pulled one out of the bag, and whilst this new Touch may not offer a physical zoom lens like a traditional point and shoot digital compact camera (neither does the iPhone), with such a vast array of photo taking, editing and sharing apps, I think this new Touch will appeal to many people both young and old, who are looking for a point and shoot camera that does more than just take photos; and should give the new breed of Android based cameras a run for their money.