Waterproof Cameras with Time Lapse Function
Waterproof cameras are great for taking to the beach, the lake, the local water park or anywhere you want to shoot photos underwater or not worry about getting your camera wet. But they also come with many features that make them great for taking creative pictures every day. One such feature is the time-lapse function (sometimes known as interval shooting mode). If you’re not familiar with cameras with time lapse function, this feature allows you to take automatic photos at specified intervals, which may be anywhere from seconds to hours apart. It’s great for capturing the changing colors in the sky during sunrise or sunset, tracking moving objects, or recording any type of progressive event. At the bottom of this page, you can see a stunning example of one photographer’s journey around the world, captured completely with time lapse still photos.
Sound like fun? Then take a look at these waterproof cameras with time lapse. They’re rugged, waterproof, and two of them have GPS geotagging built right in. They’re the perfect cameras for travel and adventure.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
The Panasonic TS4 is one of the most popular underwater compact cameras. It’s loaded with a host of features, including time lapse mode. Just select the time you want to start taking photos, set the interval time, indicate the number of total photos you want to shoot and then sit back and let the camera do the work. Because it’s waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof, you won’t need to worry about the elements when you’re shooting outdoors. This is an extremely versatile camera that you can take with you just about anywhere without worrying about the elements.
– 12.1 MP sensor
– Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof
– Full 1920 x 1080p HD video
– 2.7″ LCD
– Leica lens
– GPS, compass, barometer, alimeter
If you’re interested in capturing a series of time-lapse POV (point of view) photos, the GoPro Hero2 may be the perfect camera for you. This series of cameras come with various mounts, straps or harnesses to attach this compact camera to your body, helmet, or just about any sports equipment. Take it surfing, snow skiing, mountain biking or scuba diving, and the GoPro Hero2’s 170-degree wide-angle lens will capture all the action in still images or HD video. The time lapse function on this camera can be set to record an image every 0.5 seconds.
– 11 MP resolution
– 10 photos per second burst
– HD video up to 60 FPS
– Wi-Fi enabled
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS
The Optio WG-2 and WF-2 GPS are the newest models in the Optio line, representing the 13th generation of Optio cameras from Pentax. And they’re built with some of the newest features available in compact rugged cameras. In addition to time lapse function, both of these cameras offer creative functions such as voice memo, in-camera cropping, fisheye effect, starburst, sepia, color emphasis, miniature effect and much more. The GPS version also includes geotagging. And all of this is available in bodies that are waterproof to 40 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, crush-proof to 100kg of force, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof.
– 16 MP CMOS snensor
– Waterproof to a depth of 40 feet, shock proof to 5 feet, cold proof to 14 degrees F, dustproof
– Wide angle optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent)
– Large 3″ LCD
An Amazing Example of Time-Lapse Photography
This amazing video called “Time is Nothing” by Kien Lam was created with 6237 time-lapse photos. The photographer didn’t have a camera with time lapse function – he actually pushed the shutter button manually for every shot using a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 (a micro four-thirds) camera. It’s a great example of what you can do with time-lapse photos.