time lapse with a point and shoot?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MAW, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. MAW macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    hey all.

    new to photography and on a budget and have a question.

    just started playing around with imovie and video and would like to use some time lapse clips.

    i currently have an old pentax optio s5i which in movie mode allows you to take multiple snapshots which it then keeps them all togethet in an .avi clip.
    it works great save for the LOW 320x240 resolution!!

    are there any point and shooters out there that allow you to take a string of pics in say like in burst mode without me having to hold down the shutter or babysitting the camera?

    with the pentax, all i had to do was push the shutter(in this case the "record" button) and that was it.

    i'd love to just set it, and forget it!!!

    thanks for any help.:)
  2. MAW thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    figured it out.....

    well guys, thanks for nuthin'!!:D:D:D


    but seriously, if any one has the same question or is just plain curious, i went with this and got it for just shy of $300 on amazon.

    i guess the function i needed was called "intervalometer". so, yeah.

    happy day!!:)
  3. seenew macrumors 68000


    Dec 1, 2005
    any video camera you hook up to iMovie can be told to take a time-lapse. Even (or especially) an iSight. I know that's not what you asked for, but if you've got a laptop you can take with your camera, then it is an option, a better option even, since you can tell it the exact delay you want between taking frames.

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