I’ve been interested in the world of timelapse photography since first trying my hand at it in 2010 with a decentcamera timer and my Nikon D90. I captured some moving clouds, some sunrises and sets, and boats moving about in tidal water. Upon editing the whole thing together, I knew that I was hooked. The results were pretty decent for a first time effort, and I spent most of the time during the timelapse process simply sitting next to the camera and enjoying the view with my own eyes. While there are plenty of more complex techniques to take timelapse projects today – “hyperlapsing” among them – it’s still a fun and creative way to meld photography and videography into one, no matter your skill level.
With that said, enter the Brinno TLC-200 timelapse camera. It’s a simple device, really, and speaks to the inherent ease in simply going out and shooting a timelapse in its most basic form. Sunsets, events, security – according to Brinno, this camera does it all. As advertised, it takes timelapses in HD as well, which I would come to expect since almost all mobile phones today can take HD video. Additionally, the camera assembles your timelapse on its own, in camera, in just a few seconds. Seems like a neat little package. Let’s take it for a spin and see what’s what with this thing.