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Published on January 5th, 2017 | by Greg


Brinno TLC120: An Easy Wireless, Time Lapse Camera

Taking digital pictures is pretty easy- we’re all carrying around devices that can snap a shot. But photos can only tell a piece of the story, capture a single moment in time. You can probably grab a video instead, but videos have their own limitations- they take up a lot of space, for starters, and they still don’t really offer much of a time scale. For a variety of projects, from architecture and construction, to nature and astronomy, time lapse videos are ideal.

And one company has focused on them for years. The new Brinno TLC120 HDR Time Lapse Camera takes their experience and makes the latest model smaller, thinner, and more capable. Inside, you’ll find a f2.0 lens for excellent low-light performance, along with a rechargeable battery that can last as long as three weeks depending on your settings. An SD card is included, though you can use your own if you want more storage, and unlike some of the others in the family, this one is IPX4 weather resistant.

Videos are easier than ever to share, thanks to wifi connectivity, and there is a free app your can download to your smart device to control the settings on the TLC120. You can modify things like the timer, shot intervals, and quality settings (up to 720p), and there is true HDR thanks to the large image sensor, as large as those found on some DSLRs. The BCC100, TLC200, and TLC200 Pro offer larger bodies with a rotating lens, a pretty wide array of accessories, and even an LCD screen for playback- but we didn’t miss them too much, as the younger sibling was simpler and more user-friendly.

You can still use some of them though- like their ART200 Pan Lapse accessory mount- and of course any standard tripod. As with the others, this one creates widely-compatible video files; no need to worry about weird formats. And you don’t have to worry about leaving your phone somewhere, trying to get the shot, or fear the condition on a shoot. From sunsets to skylines, time lapse videos are a great tool for any photographer, and the Brinno TLC120 is the best camera we’ve seen on the market for the purpose. Available in orange or black, expect to spend around $249 online and in stores.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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