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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:20 AM   #1
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For my experimental work I need to capture photo of a still object after every few minutes. The experiment will be running for an about 4 hours. So it has to be operated through computer. So, I need a SLR digital camera with more than 12 MP resolution with a software and hardware system so that the photo can be captured automatically even in my absence. Please suggest me which type of camera system will be suitable for the purpose.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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any canon dslr will work, all you need is install eos utility that is provided with the camera. I do not do time lapse. Here is a workshop how to use the program to do time lapse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW4fXSIZdD4
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Sincere thanks for your valuable suggestion.
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If this is something you might want to do often, you might invest in an intervalometer. That way, the camera will take the photos at the specified time, without the computer.
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To amplify Tcav's post. For literally any camera make you can find a intervalometer. It just plugs into your camera. You can set it up to take an image at a specific interval for ever (or until the memory card is full), or take a specific number of images, at a specific interval, or set the camera to Bulb mode for long duration images (night sky), etc.....

http://www.google.com/search?q=inter...0fb0d0d7bd03d2

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Or, you can buy an Olympus SP-570 that has the function built-in. Just a thought.
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with the intervalometer you can get wireless also. so once you set up the shot, you do not need to touch the camera again.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_4408wt_1141
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