Updated February 01, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Time Lapse Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in January of 2019. If you're looking to embark on some interval shooting to create a movie that spans a number of minutes, hours, or even days, you're going to want to get one of the time-lapse cameras on our list. All of the options we've selected have built-in intervalometers, and some can also work with external devices if you need even more control over your settings and results. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best time lapse camera on Amazon.

10. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

9. Canon EOS 80D

8. Brinno Empower TLC2000

7. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

6. Fujifilm X-T3

5. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

4. Nikon D850

3. Canon EOS R

2. GoPro Hero 7 Black

1. Nikon Z7

Editor's Notes

January 29, 2019:

A lot of the best consumer cameras on the market these days come with built-in intervalometers, so looking to recent offerings produced by the top manufacturers yielded excellent results. Some companies, like GoPro and Brinno, have smaller options that, in the case of the latter, are specifically built around this kind of shooting, as well.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 01, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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