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Frankly, the image quality is better with my little APN, I think. The weather was a little gray, and the Nano's tiny sensor seems to have trouble handling the lack of light, even more so than my Canon Powershot A95, which is nothing extraordinary. I find the Nano's rendering a little greenish.
The Nano is also so small, it's hard not to move. Still shots always shake a little.
Another thing I noticed: the Nano, despite its tiny size, is less discreet. Oddly enough, people didn't pay too much attention to my banal little APN (it's a trick, they think I'm taking photos, when in fact I'm filming, hey! hey!). With the iPod Nano, they felt they were being filmed, and more often tried to avoid the lens.
Other than that, Chinatown made little impression on me. In fact, Montreal's Chinatown is limited to two or three streets, the busiest of which is the pedestrianised rue de the Gauchetière where I shot these two short films.
In fact, there are plenty of other street corners and neighborhoods in downtown Montreal that deserve to be called "Chinatown", such is the presence of the Asian community. I've seen plenty of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian restaurants, sushi and noodle vendors, mini-markets and other Asian fast-food outlets.
But in Chinatown, there's one guy you can't miss, if you like Asian sweets: the seller of candy with dragon beard (Dragon's beard candy), featured in my videos.
These are sweets made from sugar, peanuts, sesame seeds, coconut and chocolate... And the famous dragon's beard, those funny stringy strips with which he coats everything. Four dollars for a box of six.
Apparently, it's something of an institution in the neighborhood. The little counter, where you can watch the candy being made, is a big hit with tourists.