Digital Cameras with Time-Lapse Mode
Cameras with Time-Lapse Make Interval Shooting Easy
Time lapse photography has been around since the early 1900s, but today's technology has made it easier than ever to string together many still images into a creative video or composite photo. It's possible to take time-lapse photos without any special equipment if you have the patience to click the shutter at sets intervals, but why work so hard? New digital cameras with time-lapse function have simplified the process. You just set up your camera, select the number of photos to record, indicate the interval time, and let the camera do the rest.
Time-Lapse Cameras & Accessories
Choices in Time Lapse Cameras
Time-lapse photography is a great technique to create the illusion of motion or time by stringing together many still images into one video. It's been used to show clouds floating across the sun, the sun rising and setting, people moving, plants growing, construction projects going up, and much more. There's no limit to your choice of subjects. Almost anything can be used as the subject of a time lapse video.
But you do have a choice of cameras. Your first choice is to use any camera you already own, set it on a tripod or steady surface, and manually release the shutter at set intervals.If your camera is compatible, you might also be able to hook up a remote control with a timer to your camera.
Your other choice is a choose one of the new digital cameras with time-lapse mode. This may be a camera designed for everyday shooting that includes an interval timer as one of the many available shooting modes, or it may be a model developed specifically for this type of photography. If you're looking for an all-around camera for shooting under a variety of conditions, good choices might be the Panasonic DMC-TS4 or the Pentax Optio WG-2. Both of these waterproof cameras with time-lapse function are also shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof, making them great for almost any occasion.
If you already own an everyday camera and just want something dedicated to time lapse, you might like the Brinno TLC200. This isn't a model you'd want as your primary camera for all-purpose photos, but if you want a second camera to shoot time-lapse images while you're taking photos or videos with another camera, this is a great choice. It's designed to make interval shooting easy, and it's power management system is specifically created to extend your battery life, allowing for extended duration capture periods.
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