I’ve recently been thinking about taking a good quality CSC to work with me as sometimes you see something lovely but haven’t got a camera apart from your phone. I had been looking around at various models and decided upon the Sony A systems. They seem great value for money and the A6000 (I’m going to do a quick review at some point) is the top of the range presently in the CSC range. The functions wheel & mode dial, customisable buttons and view finder clinched it over the A5100 coming from a DSLR. I decided to give the time-lapse app from Sony App store a go. I’m planning a trip to the US to go Storm chasing and thought I might like to do a few time-lapses out there if I get a chance.
I used a Metabones IV adapter with my Canon 16-35mm f/4 lens and a mini-tripod out of a window to shoot the sunset of Queen Street in Newton Abbot (Sorry not a romantic wild view of Dartmoor as I was working). You only get 1 hour of TL with the app and thus any longer you would have to use an external intervalometer. The footage below was to test the capabilities and usability of the app which is quite easy – you can get it to compile the shots into a video in-camera but I decided to shoot in raw and batch adjust the images in Lightroom, export to 24K sides jpeg and compile in Adobe Premiere.
Camera and app settings:
Camera Settings: ISO 100, f/8, 24mm, Ap Mode, 960 RAW stills
App Settings: AET-Med, 3s interval