Control of cameras for time-lapse photography

Using PICs

PICs (programmable integrated circuits) to have timers etc so it would be possible to make a decent time-lapse controller using a PIC but it would take a lot of effort to programme. Advantages: low cost, lost power consumption. Disadvantages: would take ages to develop, would only work with a camera that I’d hacked, would only control one camera, can’t be network-attached, can’t control camera settings etc

Using a laptop


Runs on Linux, supports loads of cameras, is scriptable


Runs on Windows, shutter controller for Nikon Coolpixes

Digital Camera Remote Capture

Remote capture software designed around the Canon PowerShot digital cameras - runs on Linux

Adventures in Digital Time Lapse Photography

A guy who’s setup his Canon G1 with gPhoto to do timelapse