Cheapy Compact (or similar) for time lapse experiments ?

Cheapy Compact (or similar) for time lapse experiments ?

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henrycrun

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2,344 posts

200 months

Monday 4th February 2019
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Any tips on a budget camera ?

Don't want to spend over £100 if possible, as it might get dropped, smashed, soaked or stolen.

Will I get enough frames for (say) 10 secs of video ?
(25 fps ? x 10 = 250 frames)


burton_ii

230 posts

161 months

Monday 4th February 2019
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considered a GoPro?

henrycrun

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2,344 posts

200 months

Monday 4th February 2019
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Sorry no - what Gopro model(s) should I be looking at ?

utgjon

705 posts

133 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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if you're in posession of a smartphone then can i suggest going for a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (£125) .... a gimbal which can do timelapse,hyperlapse and motion-lapse.

Bought one for a recent trip to austria to use with an iPhone 7 Plus ... the motion-lapse feature is awesome.

burton_ii

230 posts

161 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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i would say anything from a GoPro 3 upwards?

also a second vote for the DJI Osmo mobile, i too have one and a very capably bit of kit!

Tycho

10,442 posts

233 months

Wednesday 6th February 2019
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burton_ii said:
i would say anything from a GoPro 3 upwards?

also a second vote for the DJI Osmo mobile, i too have one and a very capably bit of kit!
henrycrun said:
Don't want to spend over £100 if possible, as it might get dropped, smashed, soaked or stolen.
I love my Osmo Mobile 2 but it does feel vulnerable with nearly £1K worth of phone in it so I'd rule it out in this case. I bought a cheap action cam from Gearbest for about £30. I'll try and find a link later.

Something like this should work ok:

https://uk.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_00940441...

Edited by Tycho on Wednesday 6th February 11:53

sgrimshaw

6,695 posts

210 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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Depending on what you are trying to achieve, it might be worth looking for a second hand Canon which can use custom (temporary) firmware.

This adds lots of features, including some for time-lapse.

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

henrycrun

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2,344 posts

200 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Thanks all - will have a gander

Craikeybaby

9,292 posts

185 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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GoPro would be my choice, unless you are planning on doing long timelapses - in which case you would need to add an external battery.

peterperkins

2,557 posts

202 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Sorry to resurrect this.

What are the current recommendations for a simple/cheap time lapse indoor camera.

I'm just interested in capturing a work area/bench or garage interior so fairly simple static stuff.

External 24/7 power is not an issue.

StevieBee

9,192 posts

215 months

Wednesday 21st October
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As mentioned, GoPros are good for this. Plenty second hand knocking about.

Might want to get a little 'turntable' as well - bolts to a tripod and you fix the camera to it and it slowly rotates as it captures images - gives quite a nice effect