ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Digital Cameras with Time-Lapse Mode

Updated on May 28, 2013
Source

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.


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.

An Amazing Example of Time Lapse Photography

What Are Your Thoughts on Digital Cameras with Time Lapse?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)