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Brinno TLC200 Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera - Blue

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  • Designed to make HD time lapse photography simple, yet has the flexibility to change lenses and custom program time intervals for the serious time lapse movie maker (wide angle lens sold separately)
  • Advanced power management provides months of battery life for extended duration capture periods
  • 1.44 inch LCD preview screen allows for accurate targeting of subjects and precise framing of scenes
  • To use, simply turn it on, set a time interval, aim the camera and wait for video to finish
  • Optional external shutter release cable is available for creating stop action movies (model ATS100 Shutter Release Cable, sold separately)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Brinno
  • Model: TLC200-Blue
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Display Size: 1.44 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.8 x 4.2 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006ICOKQ4
  • Item model number: TLC200-Blue
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,143 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2012

Product Description

The Brinno TLC200 is a new class of camera designed to make HD time lapse photography simple, yet it has the flexibility to change lenses and custom program time intervals for the serious time lapse movie maker. The TLC200 has advanced power management, providing months of battery life for extended duration capture periods. It even has an optional external shutter release for creating stop action movies (model ATS100 Shutter Release Cable sold separately). The 1.44 inch LCD preview screen allows for accurate targeting of subjects and precise framing of scenes. The interest in time lapse photography has been growing steadily in recent years, as shown by the vast numbers of time lapse movies being posted to video sharing sites. In the past the user had to use an expensive digital camera making the camera unavailable for normal use while making the movie; but not any longer. To use the TLC200, simply turn it on, set a time interval, aim the camera and wait for the video to finish. The TLC200 can be mounted on a tripod or simply set on a flat surface. An optional wide angle lens is also available (model ATL045, sold separately). Output format: AVI (video), JPEG (still image mode using optional shutter line).Resolution: 1280 x 720, 640 x 480.Field of view: 59 degrees. Focal length: 36mm (35mm equivalent).Focus distance: 29.5 inches (75cm) minimum- Time interval: 1 second to 24 hours. Memory storage: 2GB SD card, included (supports up to 32GB). LCD screen: 1.44 inch TFT LCD. Power source: batteries, 4xAA (included) or DC in 5 volts (micro USB connector, not included).

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It's easy to use and takes good video!
Robert L
I would recommend doing some research on time lapse videography if you want to get the best footage.
Mimi
This problem with lost footage was solved by a download of a firmware update from the Brinno site.
Jinx McElroy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Gary W on June 1, 2012
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Pros: It works really great and takes pretty terrific looking time lapse pix. It's pretty straight forward and easy to use.

Cons: There is no way to delete vids from the camera itself. There is no menu system on the camera to view how many vids you've made. There is no playback function for watching the vids on the camera. There is no format mode for formatting the memory card in the camera. You can ONLY watch the vids on your computer.

Lastly, and I found this out the hard way. Hint: Read the instructions before trying to plug in a mini-usb cable. The plug is for External Power Source ONLY! I completely destroyed the port on mine trying to plug a mini-usb cable into this port. This of course means you CANNOT download your vids from this camera to your computer via this port! You have to have a card reader in order to transfer your files to your computer. Fortunately I have a card reader so this is not a problem for me, but be warned, you will need one if you buy this camera.

Overall, it's very cool but I feel they need to be a little more upfront about its "features"
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Ed Rempalski on August 3, 2012
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We own the original model, it worked well but was difficult to set up because you could not see exactly what would be recorded in the camera's field of view, could not easily change settings, could not tell how much battery remained, so not a perfect setup at all plus it was pretty big!

This new model addresses all of my issues.
1-It's much smaller and compact, looks and feels solid!
2-The screen is perfect for changing settings and preview of coverage area.
3-Tiltable lens is a very nice added feature when you don't have a tripod around.
4-The angle of view is somewhat narrow for anything indoors, like the original, the wide angle attachment is a great add-on, I added one and it works very well, highly recommended!
5-Battery life seems great so far, this new one has battery gage on-screen.

I'm good with popping out the micro SD card and viewing the videos on a PC and don't see this as a problem for me. Being able to play back video on the device would be a nice to have feature but is not a dealbreaker in my opinion at all.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jinx McElroy on March 21, 2013
Link to footage shot with Brinno TLC200

[...] (Amazon doesn't allow linking to youtube, so go there and search "NATURE'S RECLAMATION OF RUDOLF - Brinno TLC200 time lapse test - ANAKRID")

My review of the Brinno TLC200 after conducting this test: As you can see, the camera is able to do what it advertises: take time-lapse video. However, there are many problems with this camera. Much of the initial footage was lost due to some problem with the camera losing *entire files* (which take hours to create). This is why the images in this film jump from very little decimation of the creature to intense putrefaction. All of the in-between footage was lost (including what should have been footage of a vulture working on poor Rudolf!). This problem with lost footage was solved by a download of a firmware update from the Brinno site. If you purchase this camera it is *imperative* that you download this update - you will save yourself many headaches. The camera handles bright sunlight very poorly and much footage had to be thrown out because of blown-out images. Overall it has absolutely terrible dynamic range. The color needed major correction in Sony Vegas and even with that, it still isn't hot. It is essentially a toy camera. Having said that, it is capable of capturing some wonderful images (if you get lucky). I got this camera on sale for very cheap. If you can score one for a low cost, I'd recommend it to play with - but I wouldn't use it for any critical projects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RogerOverAndOut on May 3, 2014
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For something that cost over $100 I would think the visual quality would be far superior to this. I mean I have a smart phone that retails for $500 or so and it has two cameras on it both of which with more megapixels than this thing. I didn't think much existed below 6MP these days. And my phone even has a timelapse app that has done better than this other than of course that it is a phone that I might need for calls in the mean time. However the menu options do seem useable and user friendly enough. I just wish it took the photos and let me create a video myself later on once I know what frames I want to use, and what level if any of compression. Particularly I'd want to shave off the first and last frames which likely have my hand in view. I am glad someone creates timelapse cameras, but I would say the bar is set kind of low.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William M. Wirt on November 13, 2012
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This surely is a simple to use, well designed time lasp camera. It truely surpassed my expatiations. I set it up in my studio and shot a video of the canvas while painting using a 3 second time lasp setting. The playback was quite smooth and exceptionly sharp. I purchased a third party .AVS to .MPEG program and sent time lasp videos via Email as well as up loading to You Tube. Good job, Brinno.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Wheaton on January 18, 2014
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So we tinkered with it several times to make sure we were using it right. Then came the big project to record, spread out over two days. We loaded the video up and .... why is it so small? It seems that it saved about three pictures worth and then stopped.

We think that either the device lost the video, or we bumped something which made the video stop - thus poor device design.

We are going to try again. I want to get a second device from another manufacturer just to be sure - but it seems that this company is the only company that makes this sort of thing.
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