Published on January 5th, 2017 | by Greg0
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.