*** Expired, winner was Mooser Su-Ann! ***
We’ve got an exciting Bargainmoose contest starting today. The main prize is a TLC200 Pro Time Lapse Camera from Brinno, which you can purchase from Henry’s Camera, and it’s worth $319.99. The camera sounds like really good fun – it can record a certain amount of shots in a custom period, from two shots a second to one every 24 hours. This is the kind of thing I’d love to have to record a video of my back yard filling up with snow in the winter.
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- Mention this contest on your Facebook wall (include @Bargainmoose, making sure you like our page there)
- Tweet out a link to this contest on Twitter (including @bargainmoose too, following us too)
- Leave a comment below saying what you would make a video of, if you won this camera
Our author Shawn has had a bit of fun with the camera and has a few words to say about it:
I got the Brinno TLC200 Pro from our good friends at Henry’s a few weeks ago and have played around with it a couple of times since then. It is a very neat, extremely niche little rig. All it does is take time lapse video. If you need something to do time lapse stuff, I highly suggest picking this up.
When I first heard I was getting this I immediately went online to check it out. I figured it was going to be a $30 plastic camera with terrible software and a poor build quality. I was mistaken. The Brinno TLC200 Pro is selling for $319.99 and, if you want to do some time lapse stuff, it is absolutely worth it. The “Pro” in the camera’s name isn’t just a marketing thing, it really indicates that this is a piece of pro gear.
This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) Time Lapse camera. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera and interchangeable lenses. The lens pivots up and down so you can adjust your angle. Another great feature is that the output is actually a video file, not a bunch of pictures that you need to then go and stick together. The unit is powered by four AA batteries or a micro USB cable. It comes with a 4GB SD card.
But you can read about all that stuff on the website. What you really want to know is how it works. Well, it works very well. I’m not a camera guy so I didn’t really adjust any settings. I’m sure if you took the time to figure it out you could make a far better video than I did. From the unboxing phase to having it set up and running, only took me about five minutes. The interface is very self-explanatory so you can have it running right away. The camera will also run forever on the four batteries. On the most power intensive setting, it lasts about a day but as you change settings, you can get weeks out of this thing.
You can see a video made by Shawn at the bottom of this post.
Note about the prize: The camera was donated to Bargainmoose by Brinno, and Shawn has used it in order to write the above review and to set up this contest. We’ll be forwarding the Brinno camera on to the contest winner (colour may avary from that in the image above).
- Contest ends 12th September 2013
- Canadian entrants only
- One entry method per household