When it comes to creating quality time-lapse videos, many photographers relish having a serious amount of control over their result. But if you’re the kind of person who isn’t into intervalometers or messing with rail systems, and you’re looking for something that’s more of a “set it and forget it” system, Brinno’s new TLC200 Pro may fit the bill just right.
Admittedly, this is a very laser-focused product; meaning you’re not going to be using it for anything other than creating time-lapse videos. But if that’s what you’re looking for, Brinno is making sure that nothing else out there makes it any easier.
On the ease-of-use side of things, Brinno has designed the TLC200 Pro to do all of the work for you: it takes the photos and converts them into a time-lapse all in-camera. It even runs off of a set of 4 AA batteries that will last you 240,000 frames for convenience sake.
On the technical side of things, The TLC200 Pro packs a 1.3-megapixel 1/3-inch sensor that opted for pixel size in favor of number, giving it exceptional light-sensitivity for overnight time-lapses, but maxing it out at 720p. You’ll also be able to choose from a number of CS-mount lenses for different focal lengths and apertures.
Here are a couple of sample time-lapses created entirely with the TLC200 Pro:
As we said at the top, many of the time-lapse photographers we know relish the control they get when shooting, and wouldn’t ever consider buying a machine that’s made exclusively for taking time-lapses. But there are many out there for whom Brinno’s TLC200 may mean a quick and easy way to get into time-lapse photography … minus the photography part.
No word yet on price, but the non-pro version of the TLC200 retails for $300, so the Pro should go for a price somewhere north of that. To learn more, head over to Brinno’s TLC200 Pro product page here.