HOW TO CHOOSE A DIGITAL CAMERA FOR TIME-LAPSE?

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RATING – BEST CAMERA FOR TIME-LAPSE
(REGILARLY UPDATED)

LEADERS:
1. CANON EOS 5D Mark II (70 timelapses)

Price discontinued, used from 1.500$
Sensor 36 * 24 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,616 * 3,744 (21.1 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
ASA/ISO range 100–6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
Continuous shooting up to 3.9 frame/s.
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 inches (76 mm), 640 * 480 (921,600 dots)
Weight 810 g (body only)

 

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

The City Limits Landscapes: Vol.2 The Colours of Steel

 

2. CANON EOS 5D Mark III (65 timelapses)

Price 3,499$
Sensor 36 * 24 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,760 * 3,840 (22.1 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
ASA/ISO range 100–25600 (expansion up to 102,400)
Continuous shooting up to 6 frame/s.
Rear LCD monitor 3.2 inches (81 mm), 1,040,000 dots)
Weight 860 g (body only)

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark III only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

Yosemite HD II Paris, France New Years Fireworks SF

 

3. CANON EOS 6D (37 timelapses)

Price 1,899$
Sensor 35,8 * 23,9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,472 * 3,648 (20 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
ASA/ISO range 100–25600 (expansion to 50-102,400)
Continuous shooting up to 4,5 frame/s.
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 inches (76 mm), approx. 1,040,000 dots)
Weight 680 g (body only)

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 6D only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

The Moods of Norway Freaky Flowers London

 

4. CANON EOS 60D (23 timelapses)

Price 1,099$
Sensor 22.3 * 14.9 mm (1.6x crop factor) CMOS APS-C
Maximum resolution 5,184 * 3,456 (17.9 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF, EF-S)
ASA/ISO range 100–6400 (expansion up to 12,800)
Continuous shooting up to 5.3 frame/s.
Rear LCD monitor 3-inch 3:2 color TFT articulated LCD, 720 * 480 pixel (345,600
pixels), 288 ppi
Weight 755 g (body only)

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 60D only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

Budapest 2015 Armorica Paris in Motion

 

5. CANON EOS 7D (17 timelapses)

Price 1,699$
Sensor 22.3 * 14.9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 5,184 * 3,456 (17.9 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF, EF-S)
ASA/ISO range 100–6400 (expansion up to 12,800)
Continuous shooting up to 8.0 frame/s.
Rear LCD monitor 3.0 inches (76 mm), 640*480, 921,600 dots)
Weight 820 g (body only)

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 7D only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

Grand Canyon Macro Timelapse Silver Lining

 
6. CANON EOS 550D (16 timelapses)

Price discontinued, used from 600$
Sensor CMOS APS-C 22.3 * 14.9 mm (1.6x conversion factor)
Maximum resolution 5,184 * 3,456 (17.9 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF, EF-S)
ASA/ISO range 100–6400 (expansion up to 12,800)
Continuous shooting 3.7 frame/s for 34 JPEG or 6 raw frames
Rear LCD monitor 3 in 3:2 color TFT LCD, 1,040,000 dots
Weight 530 g (body only)

 

Timelapses shot with Canon EOS 550D only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):

Midnight Barcelona Leiden Sleutelstad Annecy in Motio

 

7. SONY ALPHA 7S (10 timelapses)

Price 2.200$
Sensor 35.8 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 4,240 × 2,832 (12.2 megapixels)
Lens Sony E-mount
ASA/ISO range Auto, 100-25600
Continuous shooting 5 frame/s
Rear LCD monitor 3.0″ (76 mm) LCD, 1,230,000 pixels
Weight approx. 474 g (16.7 oz) (camera body, card and battery)

Timelapses shot with Sony Alpha 7S only (no other camera was used, as far as we know):


Bonjour, Paris

COMPLETE RATING OF MOST USED CAMERAS FOR TIMELAPSE
 

1 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 70
2 Canon EOS 5D Mark III 65
3 Canon EOS 6D 37
4 Canon EOS 60D 23
5 Canon EOS 7D 17
6 Canon EOS 550D 16
7 Sony Alpha 7S 10
8 Nikon D5100 6
9 Canon EOS 600D 6
10 Nikon D5200 6
11 Nikon D800 6
12 Nikon D7000 5
13 Nikon D600 5
14 Nikon D7100 5
15 Canon EOS 500D 4
16 Nikon D90 4
17 Nikon D810 4
18 Canon EOS 5D 3
19 Canon EOS 650D 3
20 Sony Alpha 7R 3
21 Canon EOS 350D 2
22 Canon EOS 400D 2
23 Canon EOS 40D 2
24 Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 2
25 Nikon D3 2
26 Nikon D700 2
27 Nikon D800E 2
28 Pentax 645Z 2
29 Nikon D3100 2
30 Canon EOS 450D 1
31 Canon EOS 5DS R 1
32 Canon EOS-1D C 1
33 Canon EOS-1D X 1
34 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1
35 Canon Powershot G12 1
36 Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 1
37 Fujifilm X-E1 1
38 Fujifilm X-M1 1
39 Nikon D300s 1
40 Nikon D3200 1
41 Nikon D3S 1
42 Nikon D4 1
43 Nikon D610 1
44 Nikon D70s 1
45 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 1
46 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 1
47 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 1
48 Phase One IQ180 1
49 Samsung Galaxy NX 1
50 Samsung Galaxy NX30 1
51 Samsung Galaxy S5 1
52 Samsung NX1 1
53 Samsung NX100 1
54 Sony Alpha 7 II 1
55 Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 1
56 Sony Alpha SLT-A99 1
57 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 1
58 Sony SLT-A37 1
59 Sony SLT-A77V 1