Interesting doesn’t come close to how incredibly cool this camera is. Exceptionally quick to set up and learn, I’ve been charging around the house and neighborhood taking high-quality time-lapse movies of everything from my cats sleeping to my neighbors going about whatever it is neighbors do.

The camera is cute, 4 1/4″ H x 2 1/2″ W x 1 3/4″ D. With batteries it is less than 1/2 pound and solid as a rock. Tripod mount on the bottom, but it sits very steadily on four rubber feet. The lens rotates up and down 120° and has settings for 1 second to 24 hours per image. Accessories like a manual shutter release for single frame photography for stop-action, a water resistant housing, wide angle lens, carrying case, and it supports up to a 32GB SD card. To use it, you turn it on, set the timer, point the camera at something interesting and walk away.

While the product information says it comes with a 2GB card, mine came with a 4GB card.

Timelapse Formosa Sunset

— Frank Townend

Brinno TLC200 Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera

$100

Available from Amazon

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