Posted by: ashburnreviews | March 30, 2009

Timelapse Garden Camera

76551Years ago when I planted my first garden, I took regular interval photos of the garden that I so painstakingly planted and cared for.

Hammacher Schlemmer has a new product out that would do this job for me – or you – but even better. I love this idea.

Here is the product description from their website.

This is the camera that makes a timelapse video of your garden to show you the development of individual specimens or entire areas over a period of time. It can focus as close as 20″ away to illustrate petal growth or, with its wide 54″ field of view, it can capture perennials as they grow to conceal your spent spring bulb foliage. The camera takes a picture at one of six pre-determined intervals (five seconds to 24 hours) and combines them into a single 1280 x 1024 resolution AVI movie file for easy playback on a computer. It has a light sensor that turns off the camera at dusk and back on at dawn, allowing for continued video capture each day. Movies are timestamped and stored on the camera’s removable 2GB USB flash drive, which can take up to 18,000 pictures. The camera’s weather-resistant exterior enables operation between 122° F and 14° F. Four AA batteries (not included) provide up to four months of operation (using the one photo/hour setting). Includes ground stake. 7 1/2″ H x 3 1/2″ W x 2″ D. (12 oz.)

Buy it here.

I like that this product has a removable 2GB USB flash drive – that is a big improvement of a similar product – the pet camera – that I had on Daisy for a few weeks. With the Pet Camera, if I didn’t plug in the camera to my PC and get the photos off within 24 hours of last charging the camera, then the photos were lost for good. With a removable USB flash drive as storage, that problem seems to be fixed. Very cool.

(via Gizmodo)

(photo via Hammacher Schlemmer)


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