There are advantages to shooting time-lapses using a cheap point-and-shoot camera — for example, if it gets stolen, you’re not out thousands of dollars — but there is one particular challenge that is difficult to overcome: battery life. If you want your creation to cover any significant period of time, you need a way to keep the camera running.
The video above shows you one way to get around this problem if you’re using a AA-powered camera: just build your own DIY battery pack. Read more…
If you’re a Nikon D7000, D800, D800E, or V1 owner listen up, because Nikon has issued a voluntary recall on the rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery that’s used to power those cameras. Nikon discovered an overheating issue that can deform the outside casing of the cameras (at this point there have been only 7 confirmed cases worldwide) and is offering anybody with a battery whose 9th serial number digit is either “E” or “F” a free replacement. More details on both the problem and how to get your replacement can be found in Nikon’s service advisory.
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Service Advisory [Nikon]