From the Manufacturer
UPDATE: Brinno has released new firmware for the TLC200 Pro with additional functionality. You will now be able to select a begin and finish time for your time lapse videos, (for example, start at 8 am, finish at 5 pm). Brinno has also added support for Wi-Fi interconnectivity using the popular Eye-Fi Pro X2 SD card, enabling video to be downloaded from your TLC200 Pro via a wireless network. The firmware also allows for fast adjustment to greater variations in light. Firmware updates are downloadable from the manufacturer’s website.
Capture Stunning HDR Time Lapse Video in any Light
The Brinno TLC200 Pro is the world’s first HDR time lapse video camera. With a 1.3 megapixel High Dynamic Range (HDR) image sensor, the TLC200 Pro produces stunning 720p time lapse video under virtually any lighting conditions, from low light to intense backlighting.
The TLC200 Pro’s 115 dB high dynamic range (HDR) sensor captures a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than a standard CMOS sensor. The resulting HDR video more accurately portrays the range of intensity levels found in real life, from strong backlighting to faint starlight.
Image quality is primarily determined not by resolution, but by pixel size of the sensor. The TLC200 Pro’s ultra-high pixel size allows you take clear time lapse video even in a low light environment!
|HDR Sensor||Ultra-High Dynamic Range|
HDR Video Instantly
The TLC200 Pro produces ready-to-view HDR video at the push of a button with no need to spend hours on post-processing.
Powerful, Yet Simple to Operate
To use, simply set your time interval on the 1.44 inch LCD preview screen, aim, and wait for the video to finish. The interval between frames is selectable between 0.3 seconds and 24 hours. The preview screen allows for accurate targeting of subjects and precise framing of scenes. The TLC200 Pro can be tripod-mounted or simply set on a flat surface.
2. SD card slot
3. Accessory connector
4. Micro USB connector
5. Battery door
6. Strap eyelet
7. LED indicator
|8. LCD screen
9. TIME button
10. MENU button
11. OK/START button
12. Power switch
13. Tripod screw hole
Interchangeable CS Mount f/2.0 Aspherical Lens
The aspherical 19mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.0 glass lens produces a 2X increase in sharpness and a 4X increase in low light performance.
|Aspherical Lens||Spherical Lens|
Other Lens Options
Additional CS mount lenses are sold separately. See Recommended Accessories below.
DSLR Cameras vs. TLC200 Pro for Time Lapse Video
There are two compelling advantages to using the TLC200 Pro rather than a DSLR camera for shooting time lapse video:
Instant Results: With the TLC200 Pro, an AVI video file is created in the camera during recording, which results in files being downloadable in seconds, not hours, with no stitching or converting required.
Shutter Life of DSLR Cameras: The average shutter life of a DSLR camera is 100,000 shots. Depending on the time interval used, you could reach this number within hours or days of shooting time lapse with your expensive DSLR camera.
Multiple Viewing Options
To View on a Windows 98 and later PC:
- Transfer video via a micro USB cable, or
- Transfer via the included 4 GB SD card (up to 32 GB supported)
To view on an OTG-equipped smart phone:
- Use Brinno’s optional OTG Card Reader to retrieve your video from the camera’s SD card, or
- Use a micro USB cable to retrieve the video file from the camera
Doubles as a Stop Action Camera
You can create stop action movies using the optional external shutter release, sold separately.
To create a stop action movie using optional external shutter release:
- Build the scene
- Attach shutter release and position the camera
- Shoot, moving objects slightly between each shot
- View and share! Your stop action video is stored on the SD card
|18-55 mm f/1.2 Lens
CS mount lens includes lens cap, carrying case and filter.
|24-70 mm f/1.4 Lens
CS mount lens includes lens cap, carrying case and filter.
|Weather Resistant Housing
Allows the TLC200 Pro to function outdoors in almost any weather, season or location. Protect your camera from weather, sand, dirt, etc. Acrylic with rubber button and side lock.
|Shutter Release Cable
Shoot stop motion video with any TLC200 series camera. Simply plug into camera extension port. To begin capturing, hold the shutter button until the LED indicator on the camera lights.
|Shutter Release + Self Portrait Mirror
Shutter Release allows you to shoot stop motion video. Self Portrait Mirror allows you to take time lapse video or single photos of your face.
|OTG Card Reader
View your completed time lapse videos on any OTG-compatible mobile device. Slots for USB, SD and micro SD cards. Micro USB connector plugs into mobile device.
Detects and captures movement within 13.1 feet, 45 degrees left and right. Triggers 10 seconds of shooting. Ideal for surveillance or wildlife video.
Screws to a wall, tree, fence, etc., providing a stable mount for shooting long videos. Standard tripod mount.
|Rotating Pan Lapse
Provides a stable base that rotates 360 degrees in 1 hour. Includes two silicone pads.
Clamps to your bike’s handlebars. Standard tripod mount.
Designed to hold a TLC200 series camera and accessories. 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.7 inches. Zipper closure.
Brinno Time Lapse Camera Model Comparison
|Model||TLC100||TLC200||TLC200 f1.2||TLC200 Pro|
|Viewfinder||1.44″ LCD||1.44″ LCD||1.44″ LCD|
|Image sensor||1.3 MP||1.3 MP||1.3 MP||1.3 MP HDR|
|Resolution||1280 x 1024 (4:3)||1280 x 720 (16:9)||1280 x 720 (16:9)||1280 x 720 (16:9)|
|Focal length (mm)||20 to infinity||36||18 (35mm equivalent)||19 (35mm equivalent)|
|Field of view||49.5°||59°||140°||112°|
|Vertical lens rotation||120°||120°||120°|
|Interchangeable CS mount lens|
|White balance setting|
|Micro USB output|
|Time interval||5 sec-24 hrs||0.5 sec, 1 sec-24 hrs||0.5 sec, 1 sec-24 hrs||0.3 sec, 1 sec-24 hrs|
|Battery life||28,000 photos||270,000 photos||270,000 photos||240,000 photos|
|Storage media||USB flash drive||SD/SDHC card||SD/SDHC card||SD/SDHC card|
|Maximum storage capacity||8GB||32GB|
|Weather resistant||With optional housing||With optional housing|
|Stop action video||With optional shutter release cable|
|Still images (JPEG, 1280 x 720)||With optional shutter release cable|
|Motion activated||With optional motion sensor|
|Batteries required||4 AA (included)||4 AA (included)|
|External power||5V micro USB|
What’s in the Box
- TLC200 Pro HDR time lapse camera
- 4 AA batteries
- 4 GB SD card
- Aspherical 19 mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.0 glass lens
- Lens cap
- Lens screw
PROFESSIONAL GRADE: It captures the perfect shot or chronicling your activities, big projects. Do not miss anything while in self-isolation. The freedom & flexibility to capture any shot, anytime, anywhere, your creativity can finally be fully unleashed.
TIME LAPSE VIDEO CAMERA: Select a time interval from 1 sec-24hr for your project at home school to ensure you don’t miss anything. Ready to view technology, creates the AV1 file in the camera it’s instantly available with no post-processing required.
NEVER MISS A MOMENT: The 4.2um HDR image sensor provides stunning HDR images from low light situations to intense backlighting so you never miss any activities. While working from home, who thought producing could be so easy?
CAPTURE VIDEO: Step Video records short videos at time intervals you choose & auto combine the clips into a video! New Timer allows you to program when the camera will start recording and when it will shut off. Ideal for crafting, DIY projects and more.
TRUSTED BRAND: Never miss a shot – Brinno is a full-service company that provides customers with regular firmware. We know you’ll love our camera as much as we do, that is why we include a 30-day money-back guarantee and a limited 1-yr warranty.