Bargainmoose Contest: Win a Cool Time-Lapse Video Camera from Brinno!

*** 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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  • 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


  • Andrea
    I would take a timelapse video of our pet hermit crabs. They are nocturnal, so it would be interesting to see what they do while we are sleeping.
  • Melissa L.
    I'd take a timelapse of my Christmas cactus flowers. They're just starting to bud up and it would be fun to watch them develop between now and the holidays.
  • Tiggrr
    Liked, shared and tweeted. I would make a video of my Shiba Inu doing her crazy spins, then post it on You tube for all to see :)
  • Cecilia
    I will make a video of my kids growing up and maybe starting doing some vlogs on my youtube account...
  • Kelly G.
    Liked shared, tweeted and I would love to make a video of my daughters high school graduation, this is going to be one of my greatest memories !
  • Grace
    I would make videos during my trips so that all the interesting things I see would be captured to share with others.
  • Lady L.
    I would give it to my son so he can send me videos of his newborn.
  • Violet
    I would make a video of my first trip ever to Cuba in October. This would be great for when we go on the Catamaran excursion and swim with the Dolphins
  • sam t.
    so many videos of my 17 month old daughter, & hubby and myself playing ball hockey,, thnx
  • Katy
    I would give this camera to my husband, who loves shooting timelapse. He enjoys filming tides, sunsets, meteor showers in timelapse. He would be extremely excited to win this!
  • su-ann
    i would make a video of my neighbours they are to crazy
  • MCGmandy
    I would make a time capsule video of my 1st Niece or Nephew's 1st day, week or year....or take my boyfriend to New York again to do a "now as a couple video" since that is where we became friends on a school trip
  • Bluenoser
    I'd make a video of my greyhound so I can see what she does all day when I'm at work. I don't think she leaves her bed, she's such a sleepy houndie. Racing greys take their retirement seriously!
  • Nancy
    I'm a band teacher in an inner-city public school. Having a video camera would be a wonderful tool to enhance student learning. Although the school has a few cameras, it's hard to get access to them on a regular basis. Winning this camera would give me a chance to record student rehearsals and concerts to play back for them in class so that they can reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Rebecca
    I would use it to take timelapse videos of my four month old baby girl, who does some impressive houdini moves in her crib! Would be great to catch her in action!
  • Grace
    I'd film the kids playing or dancing or even sleeping!
  • Michelle
    I am pretty sure my 11 year old would get a hold of the camera and do some crazy gymnastics videos!
  • Gary
    my kids started a garden last spring - would love to show them the 'fruits' of their labour
  • jade l.
    I would take video of all the deer around this area. There are so may deer and sometimes, cougar and we have fox that live by here, so it would be neat to see all the different things that happen right here.
  • blackninjatj
    I am moving into a new home soon and this would be a cool way to document the comings and goings in the place. :)
  • Pati N.
    I would use it to time laps bugs in my garden:)
  • Ang W.
    I would like to set up to catch the birds coming and going in the back garden :)
  • Elaine
    I would capture my family's daily life at this point in time - something I often forget to do.
  • Linda
    I'd record flowers blossoming, cloudscapes, and sunsets.
  • Kristina
    I am 39 weeks pregnant due with my first child so I would use this camera to take a picture a day of my little one over the first year of their life to make a super cool time-lapse video!
    • Anna W.
      Good luck Kristina!
      • Kristina
  • Donna L.
    I Liked, and Shared on my Facebook wall as Donna Lyn.
  • Donna L.
    I would use this camera to record birds visiting my backyard birdfeeders.
  • holly o.
    would love time lapse video my daughters first tap dance class with her last class of the year!
  • katrina
    i would make a video of food cooking! like bread rising in the oven or something
  • Leigh-Ann M.
    I would use the camera to record my two crazy cats lol silly I know but my boyfriend and I probably take 200 pics of them a month and some better quality pictures would be awesome!
  • AMac
    I would make a time lapse video of the little creatures living in the tree outside of my apartment. There are always squirrels and birds hanging around in there. It would be interesting to watch them go about their daily business when I'm not around. :)
  • Christine S.
    I recently lost my camera. If I was to win one, I would take pictures of my cats, friends, and nature.
  • Christina M.
    I would make a time lapse of a thunderstorm moving through
  • Steve
    I would time lapse my drive to work.
  • Pip
    I would time lapse just about everything! Thunderstorms, snowstorms, spring bulbs sprouting, my cat sleeping, my nephew's kart racing... I think I'd have a lot of fun. :)
  • Angela M.
    I liked, shared and tweeted. My husband would loooove to use this camera. It would be fun to use with the kids and pets, in the garden and during a weather change. It would also be neat for something like Christmas morning, etc.
  • ginette4
    email subscriber; anger_family @yahoo dot com
  • ginette4
    I would use it to see who is going into our garage when we aren't home
  • Amy H.
    I would make a video of my children. :D
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  • Cheryl I.
    I think it would be fun to have a time lapse camera set up in the backyard to see what our dog does when we are away at work.
  • Mei L.
    I would take a few seconds of my baby every day so I can record all his milestones and compile it together
  • Holly M.
    Liked, Tweeted and Shared I would love to be able to do film the winter, we live in a climate that there are many changes daily, it would b so neat to watch. Holidays with the kids would also be so cool to record. Holly Messana
  • Mike G.
    I would make a video of our fireplace renovation to see the before and after.
  • Heather
    I would record our yearly trips down south. It would be nice to relive the travel day (would make it feel much faster), and be able to show family the resorts that we go to. We also do a lot of road trips. I think this device would be a handy addition for memories. I could also see what the cats are getting into during the day :)
  • Nick
    I would use this cam as a security device

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