The scoop: TLC200 time-lapse camera, by Brinno, about $200 (available at smartecstore.com).
What is it? About the size of a Cisco Flip portable camera, the Brinno TLC200 lets you take time-lapse and stop-motion videos (stop-motion with the help of an optional shutter accessory) quickly and easily. At the press of a button, you can begin recording video at set time intervals (for example, two seconds, three seconds, five seconds, one minute, etc.), and then press again to stop. The camera is powered by four AA batteries, and comes with a 2GB SD memory card. It can record to AVI movie or .jpeg photo format, with 1280-by-720-pixel resolution (720p) or 640-by-480-pixel resolution (480p).