Product: Camera: Digital
Time-lapse mode for digital cameras   (+6)  [vote for, against]

Digital cameras these days have so many different modes, such as "Panorama Stitch Mode" and Video Mode", why not add another? I would like there to be a "Time-lapse Mode" for digital cameras. If you don't know what time lapse photography is, click on the link.

It should be pretty easy to do, since I believe it's only a software thing.

The time between exposures should be adjustable, and the exposure time should be adjustable, and there should be a manual override function (meaning you can take a frame by pushing the button yourself).

Actually there should be two time-lapse modes: one that saves as a video, and one that saves as individual images.
-- BJS, Jan 05 2008

Time-lapse photography http://en.wikipedia...e_lapse_photography
[BJS, Jan 05 2008]

Two time lapsed horses in a field
By a miracle, the phone didn't crash. [DenholmRicshaw, Jan 05 2008]

List of digital cameras with timelapse recording http://www.dpreview...cts/compare/cameras
Pick the features you want. It can only show ten cameras at a time so you need to narrow down your selection more. [st3f, Jan 06 2008]

My phone's camera already does this (Nokia n95) although, admittedly, this crashes it so thoroughly that I have to take the battery out.
-- DenholmRicshaw, Jan 05 2008

Nikon D200 has some of the functionality that you mention, but needs quicktime to make a video out if it.
-- Ling, Jan 05 2008

I have an oldish Cannon Ixus that came with software that allowed you to use it in a time-lapse fashion - it was a pain to use, because the lead supplied with the camera meant that every time you wanted to do some time-lapse, it had to be within 2 feet of the computer - and normally, there's not much going on around there - timelapse wise.
-- zen_tom, Jan 05 2008

[+] because I'd like it on my camera phone (even though it's allegedly baked on Mr. Ricshaw's Nokia).
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 05 2008

I spent a bit of time making an example. A bit fiddly, see link.
-- DenholmRicshaw, Jan 05 2008

// I lost the original ..... Great feature. Never used it. //

Sorry, is this the camera, or your mind ? We ask merely for information.
-- 8th of 7, Jan 05 2008

My son's Canon Ixus (SD1000) does this - it can take time-lapse movies at either 1fps or 0.5fps. It can do this without having to be connected to a computer.
-- hippo, Jan 06 2008

My ancient Kodak DC-260 can do dat, and more. It actually has its own scripting language. What a classic cam!
-- TIB, Jan 06 2008

random, halfbakery