Brinno TLC200 PRO Time Lapse Camera Review
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The Brinno TLC200 Pro is the world’s first HDR time lapse video camera which instantly renders actual time lapse video, without the need for post processing on a computer. The 60-gram TLC200 Pro is portable, easy-to-use and equipped with an HDR image sensor 4.2 µm pixel size that allows users to capture images in a variety of lighting conditions.
The TLC200 performs time lapse photography and instantly creates videos at 1280 x 720 resolution from the captured still images. No stitching or other post-processing is required. Choose a time interval of 0.3 sec or select one of many intervals from 1 sec – 24 hr to see change over time, whether you’re recording events, projects or the natural world. There’s also a setting for shooting 3-5 photos in 1 sec. Videos are compressed into smaller files for easy playback on smart devices.The Brinno TLC200 PRO will record for months on its 4 AA batteries, while saving your time lapse video to the SD Card.
The TLC200 Pro features a 1.3MP, 1/3″, High Dynamic Range (HDR) image sensor, which helps produce great shots with high contrast, even in challenging lighting conditions like those encountered at night. The camera accepts interchangeable CS mount lenses, including the supplied 19mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle lens, which offers a fast f/2.0 aperture for effective low-light shooting and shallow depth-of-field effects. This lens can rotate 120°. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a 1.44″ TFT LCD monitor.
The TLC200 Pro has four shot settings; Daylight, Twilight, Night and Moon. The exposure, saturation, contrast, sharpness, and white balance are also adjustable. Time intervals for shots can be customized to shoot ASAP, all the way up to one shot every 24 hours. The battery life depends on different scene settings, but in certain settings, the four AA batteries can withstand up to seven days of continuous filming. A 112˚ field of view angle records a wider area so users can capture amazing, panoramic images and the camera’s F.2 aspherical lens also contributes to the improved image detail or interchangeable lenses can be used to capture different styles.
- 1.3MP 1/3″ HDR Image Sensor
- Time Lapse Videos at 1280x 720
- Accepts Interchangeable CS Mount Lenses
- Includes 19mm Lens (35mm Equivalent)
- Fast Aperture: f/2.0
- 1.44″ TFT LCD Monitor
- 120° Lens Tilt
- Time Interval: 0.3 sec – 24 hr
- Powered by 4 AA Batteries
- Includes 4GB SDHC Card, Supports Wi-Fi
The Brinno TLC200 only shoots up to 720p which leaves a bit to be desired in the picture quality area, but the fact that you don’t have to abandon your smartphone somewhere to capture a time lapse is always a plus. The internal rendering process of stitching together photos into a time lapse is beyond brilliant, what more could one ask for, than not having to do it? What it really comes down to is setting up the TLC200 at the desired location, making sure your settings are correct, push the record button and the camera does the rest for you – set it and forget it. Shooting and creating a time lapse has never been so easy. If you have ever wanted to shoot a time lapse, but the thought of the time spent in post processing on a computer seems daunting, the TLC200 is the easiest answer.
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|Model||TLC 200 Pro|
|LCD Screen||1.44″ TFT LCD|
|Waterproof||Optional, (with the Weather Resistant Housing (ATH120))|
|Time Lapse||Auto generation of Time Lapse video|
|Stop Motion||Optional, ( with the Shutter Line (ATS110))|
|Motion Activated||Optional, ( with the Motion Sensor (ATM100) and Weather Resistant Housing (ATH120))|
|Type||1/3″ HDR sensor|
|Resolution||1.3 Mega pixel|
|Sensitivity||3650mV/lux-sec (Ultra good low light quality)|
|Optics Lens (BCS 019)|
|Type||CS Mount (Aspherical Glass Lens)|
|Field of View||112°|
|Focal Length||19 mm (35mm equivalent)|
|Focus Distance||Manual focus from 1 cm to ∞ (factory setting: 40 cm )|
|Scene||Daylight, Twilight, Night, Moon, Star|
|White Balance||Auto, Day, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (Cool), Fluorescent Light (Warm), Tungsten Light|
|Custom Image||Exposure, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness|
|Time Lapse Video||Format: AVI|
|Resolution: 1280x 720|
|Still Image||Format: JPEG (only for using Shutter Line)|
|Resolution: 1280x 720|
|Memory Storage||SD Card (Supported up to 32 GB)|
|ASAP||Captures 3~ 5 photos in 1 second|
|Custom||From 1 second to 24 hours|
|Power source||Battery: 4 AA Batteries|
|DC IN: 5V (Micro USB connector)|
|Battery Life||2 second time interval, captures 240,000 frames|
|Camera Body Dimension|
|Size (DxWxH)||64x 52x 107 mm|
|Weight||140 g (without batteries)|