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Old Jun 4, 2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default When did the Time Lapse feature first appear?

I'm talking not via intervalometer.

Not necessarily integrated into the movie feature, an interval exposure feature would do.

It seems like the movie integration is only a couple years old, while I'm guessing just interval exposure goes back further.

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Old Jun 5, 2015, 9:05 AM   #2
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Are you talking point & shoot, mirrorless or DSLR ?

It is a fairly recent addition in the DSLR world.
The Canon 7d mkii is the first of Canon DSLR's with the capability built right into the firmware other Canons could be modified to do it with MagicLantern firmware.
While Nikon has a fairly long list of bodies with that built in, others (mostly the mirrorless) can download apps to provide that capability.

Here is a list of large sensor cameras with built in or potential for intervalometer capability.
http://www.lonelyspeck.com/list-of-large-sensor-cameras-with-built-in-intervalometers/


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Old Jun 5, 2015, 1:04 PM   #3
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Any camera type would be acceptable - for me its all about not spending $$$. While I don't like big cameras (35mm sized), for time lapse, that is not an issue. (Of course as soon as I say that, I'll find something unexpected and want to do a TL with my pocket camera!)

I never knew you can get modified firmware and apps for cameras(!) so that is another variable - however, that sounds like more current (i.e., expensive) stuff.

I can't wait to research the list, however it didn't include the Minolta Dimage 7 DSLR's which are old but do have some decent TL features - so I'm concerned this list will be newer, more expensive cameras.
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Old Jun 7, 2015, 9:56 AM   #4
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Not so, I picked up a Sony NEX 5r with a 18-55 lens for 220$cdn on eBay a year ago.

It has a aps-c sized sensor, 16mp, image stabilization, wi-fi, gps, all built in and runs apps from the sony e-store some are free some cost a couple of bucks.
It has no viewfinder and relies on its touch screen LCD,
the more expensive nex-6r and 7r do have an EVF.

Best of all it s very small, can fit in a largish pocket or a tiny belt pouch sized camera bag.

The built in wi-fi is neat, running a free Sony remote control app on the camera I can operate the camera from my android phone or tablet (and see what it sees )
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