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Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera

B&H # WIWSCT01 Mfr # WSCT01
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Product Highlights
  • Creates HD Time Lapse Videos
  • 8Mp Photos
  • Weatherproof
  • Captures Subjects as Close as 8"
  • Long Battery Life
  • Easy Image Transfer via USB or SD Card

Whether it's for watching your garden grow into full bloom or anything else that happens over time the Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera is just what you need for no-fuss time lapse recording. Weatherproof, digital, and boasting high def capture, this 8.0Mp video camera can be set as close as 8" to any subject.

Furthermore, you pick the times of day the camera will record, and for how long. The long battery life lets you go for days, weeks, or even months without having to change the batteries. Files record to an inserted SD memory card and can be transferred to your computer for editing with the included software either via the card (not included) or using the included USB cable. When you're ready to share what you've captured your footage will look great on your HDTV or HD monitor.

The Only Equipment You'll Need
The TimelapseCam 8.0 is the only equipment you will need to create a high-definition, time lapse videos. This weatherproof digital camera is loaded with features, yet simple to use, making it the preferred tool for anyone wanting to document plants, a garden, construction, parties, weather, or other time lapse subjects. The crystal-clear 8.0 Megapixel images are ideal for making high-definition videos or individual photo prints. Use the included Time Lapse Software (CD) to assemble your HD 1080p time-lapse images into a video
Set Up
Setting up and using the TimelapseCam 8.0 is simple and straightforward. Use the tripod mount, included mounting strap, or the versatile mounting bracket to position the camera almost anywhere. The adjustable lens gives you sharp focus on subjects as close as 8 inches, making it perfect for school projects and macro photography.

You control what times of day the camera is active and how often it takes a photo. Use shorter intervals for fast changing subjects such as kids or parties; use longer intervals for longer projects such as construction, changing seasons, or plants. Once the TimelapseCam 8.0 is setup long battery life and the weatherproof body allow it to operate unattended for days, weeks, or even months

Transferring Images
Images are easily transferred to computer using either the included USB cable or by ejecting the SD Memory Card (not included). Enjoy images individually or use the included software to make a time lapse videos that can be shared online or watched on a high-definition TV
Photo Format JPEG files
Max: 3264 x 2448; High: 2592 x 1944; Wide HD: 1920 x 1080; Low: 640 x 480
Video Format AVI files, 640 x 480
10 second clips, 30 fps; HD 1080p with CD
Connections USB out
SD card
Operational Modes Timelapse delay: variable: 10 seconds - daily
10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, or 1 day
Housing Durable, weatherproof plastic
Memory SD memory card recording
Field of View Low, high, Max: 43°; Wide HD: 40°
Focus 8" to infinity, variable distance settings
Sensor None
Power Supply 4 x AA batteries
Battery Life 1 month average
Depends on usage
Dimensions 5.8 x 2.8 x 7.0" / 14.7 x 7.1 x 17.8cm
Weight 1.3 lb / 589.6g
Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera
  • Software
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    WingscapesTimelapseCam 8 Video Camera
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to install (5)
    • Waterproof (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Midrange shopper (3), Occasional shooter (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (9)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A new world

        I had no idea so much happens when I'm at work or sleeping.

        I used the device for a few days now. Put in some Eneloop rechargeables and it goes off taking...Read complete review

        I had no idea so much happens when I'm at work or sleeping.

        I used the device for a few days now. Put in some Eneloop rechargeables and it goes off taking about 1800 pictures over an 11hr period. Even at 10 seconds, it amazing to see how the shadows travel across your yard. How much longer would the battery life be if it was 1 min frequency as a comparison? I'll test that another day.

        Surprises? It's bigger than I expected (larger than a camcorder). Movies are done with computer software. Movie mode only produces VGA stills. Does not work well after the sunsets.

        Concerns? The battery door is tough to close. Wonder how long the hinge design is going to last before I snap it off.

        Suggestions? Wish there an option to use the solar panel on their other camera models for more battery life. Otherwise a way for me to plug in chain multiple AA cells for even longer battery life.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Its not professional

        I use it indoor , party , low light and i didn't get good picture.
        The best in this camera is easy to setup , and waterproof.
        The bad things, its not...Read complete review

        I use it indoor , party , low light and i didn't get good picture.
        The best in this camera is easy to setup , and waterproof.
        The bad things, its not professional , bad quality ,does not work good in low light , I didn't get any Video recorded !

        Reviewed by 15 customers

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        4.0

        Great fun!

        By stuffwrangler

        from Falls Church, VA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

            I've used this product twice since purchase. Once using the 30 sec interval for a backyard gathering of 50+ people and once with one minute intervals to film a sunrise over a lake. No close-ups yet. So far so good. The camera performs as advertised. The included software is easy to install and use. The images are fine, but this is not professional, or even pro-sumer quality in the 8 feet to infinity focal length. Still, I know it will provide the opportunity to create fun effects in my home movies. Worth the money.

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            4.0

            Bears and cameras

            By Mossy Lady

            from Ocean Park, WA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy to Install
            • Sleek Design
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Leaks In Heavy Rain
            • Lens Fogs In Heavy Rain

            Best Uses

            • Project Monitoring

            Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

            I use TL cameras for monitoring restoration sites, usually hydrological restorations. The current site is saltwater tidal, where marsh is immediately adjacent to coastal forest. A bear took down the prior camera; I'd placed it too close to its walking trail, so the post, cross supports and camera all came down during wet weather this summer. Face down, the camera leaked, and over a week, functions died. The replacement is inside a modified mail box on a much sturdier post, and in a new location that is less 'private' from the bear's POV. Already I've seen 10-15% improvement in tidal hydrology with the old camera, so am looking forward to documenting full hydrology with this one.

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            5.0

            Excellent Value

            By Carla Fong Photography

            from Oregon

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Easy To Program
            • Programmable Timer
            • very affordable

            Cons

            • Poor Mounting Bracket

            Best Uses

            • Construction Documenttion
            • Surveillance
            • Traffic Cam

            Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

            We do traffic studies and other long-term projects and were looking for an affordable (expendable) time lapse camera. We looked at everything B&H offered and took a chance on this unit.What a pleasant surprise! Good picture quality, lots of useful features and works well for our applications. The camera allows up to four separate On and OFF programs per day - so we can shoot from 8-10 AM , 11 AM - 1PM and then again 4-6 PM for intersection traffic studies at the times we choose, not fixed 'morning' and 'evening' as the nature cameras do. Big Plus for us. Does not have a motion sensor but that was not needed for what we do. Has the option of burning in the picture date/time/interval information for documentation. We will be buying another one or two of these as our needs expand - which they will. Cheap enough we can lose one or two to vandals without shedding tears, but small enough to conceal easily to deter such activity. Only down-side so far is the mounting bracket supplied is pretty useless - use a tripod or get a suction cup adapter depending on conditions. Also, the bottom of the unit is not very flat so it is 'tippy' if you just set it down for a quick session. Additional tripod 1/4"-20 sockets would be nice to allow more mounting options. A bit challenging to compose scene if backside of camera is not accessible due to mounting conditions.

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            4.0

            9 out of 10 work well

            By BugsRUs

            from BC, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy to Install
            • Sturdy
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entomology Research

              Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

              I bought 10 for an entomology research project. 9 work as expected; one has recorded for 2 days, then stopped, then for a single day before stopping. I've replaced the SD card to see if that's the problem-- if not, it's going back. The narrow field of view is not a problem with this project. However, the focus can be-- the dial is not entirely accurate. I'm between 1.5 and 4 feet: you have to play around a bit to get the focus bang on; measuring the distance and setting the dial worked on only 5 or 6 of the units. They are fully weatherproof, and they run for about a month at one photo every 5 minutes, with Energizer AA alkalines.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By rtc

              from bellingham washington

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                every thing they said it was. very good product

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Working great so far.

                By photopro

                from fairfax, va

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                  Working great so far out of the box. Instructions were good. Got some snow/drops on the lens, so a cover for outdoor use is not a bad idea. They should design a bit of a swoop over the lens. Lens is not very wide, so for a construction site, you need quite a bit of distance, probably not an issue for most of that kind of work, but for small lots, may need to go across the street to get it all in. Also, not much leeway on darker days and towards dusk and early morning, photos become nearly too dark to use, but that can be a way to show transition of days.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  1.0

                  Its not professional

                  By Rami Rishmawi

                  from Spring , TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                    I use it indoor , party , low light and i didn't get good picture.
                    The best in this camera is easy to setup , and waterproof.
                    The bad things, its not professional , bad quality ,does not work good in low light , I didn't get any Video recorded !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Timelapse Cam 8 by Wingscapes

                    By Brooke the Viticulturalist

                    from Angaston, South Australia, Australia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • Battery Drains Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Warm Climate

                    Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                    the product takes high quality images at time intervals that I specify. the viewing range is perfect for what I use it for.
                    perhaps the mounting bracket needs to be a little wider (longer screws) as it is difficult to mount it to sturdier stakes with such a narrow opening.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera Great Outdoo

                    By Pharmer44

                    from Kansas City

                    About Me Occasional Shooter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Seems Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • For Outside Use Only
                    • Strap Not Reliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Bright Days
                    • Construction Projects

                    Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                    I bought this camera to document our church building project. I have happy with the practice runs as long as there is enough sunlight. Even when aimed toward the south, it produces a good image. It is easy to set up and when strapped in place I can open the door to make adjustments and the angle of the camera is not disturbed. The camera has a 9v receptcle. If I buy the AC Adaptor, I'll save on batteries. My main complaint is the strap. I can't get it cinched tight, so I must knot it. Even so, I know I'll use this camera alot.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A new world

                    By ;-)

                    from ;-)

                    About Me Occasional Shooter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                      I had no idea so much happens when I'm at work or sleeping.

                      I used the device for a few days now. Put in some Eneloop rechargeables and it goes off taking about 1800 pictures over an 11hr period. Even at 10 seconds, it amazing to see how the shadows travel across your yard. How much longer would the battery life be if it was 1 min frequency as a comparison? I'll test that another day.

                      Surprises? It's bigger than I expected (larger than a camcorder). Movies are done with computer software. Movie mode only produces VGA stills. Does not work well after the sunsets.

                      Concerns? The battery door is tough to close. Wonder how long the hinge design is going to last before I snap it off.

                      Suggestions? Wish there an option to use the solar panel on their other camera models for more battery life. Otherwise a way for me to plug in chain multiple AA cells for even longer battery life.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Performs as promised

                      By alienfreak

                      from South Florida

                      About Me Occasional Shooter

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                          I bought this camera to document a construction project that is using green technology to create affordable, sustainable housing. It's doing exactly what we needed; staying in one well hidden place and snapping fixed interval photos at fairly high quality of our construction project.

                          Its easy to setup and use, and seems well built for the price point. A great product for amateur time-lapse photography.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          An exceptional value

                          By Necanicum Watershed

                          from Seaside, OR

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                              The possibilities are endless! So endless, we may end up buying multiple of these wonderful cameras, at a bargain price. Set to take a picture once a minute from 7am to 6pm, the batteries lasted 8 days. We timelapsed a salmon restoration/dam removal project, but plan to use it for so many more events! We hope to timelapse a large community event, and then timelapse the change of seasons and the recovery of the river after our restoration project. Couldn't be happier with this camera!

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                              4.0

                              Great Value, Reliable Product

                              By Nance

                              from Virginia

                              About Me Competitive Shooter

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                                  The WindScape TimelapseCam delivered! I purchased it last minute before a conference shoot with little time to learn how to use. Set up was easy. I did have to go online to learn a bit more about the settings. I thought it would turn on and off in an hour - but, after reading an online review - I was set to go. Quality of video is good and the software makes conversion to video quick and easy.
                                  Looking forward to using it in different filming situations.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Does what it is supposed to do

                                  By Mike Roberts

                                  from Bellevue, WA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Quick setup
                                  • Waterproof

                                  Cons

                                  • Viewfinder is limited

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                                    Out of the box, it was easy to setup and use. Plug in some batteries and an SD card, and it's ready to use. Wasn't quite sure when it started taking photos, but the red LED helped. The housing is larger than I thought, but not huge. The mounting options are very nice. Have used it on two example time lapse events thus far, and it is easy to use and the software is straightforward. Has some good options to take out any screens where it is dark out or the lights are off. The picture quality is impressive at 1080 video. Very clear. Would like to get some feedback on a preview - to see where it's aimed. It has an old style instamatic viewfinder that works - just old school. I'm going to use it on a 2 to 3 month construction project to test out. In general, for the price, this thing is great!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    amazing!!

                                    By cinematitlan

                                    from mexico

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate
                                    • Adequate Power
                                    • Easy To Adjust
                                    • Easy To Install

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8 Video Camera:

                                        more than i expect!!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        Memory Cards

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                                        Required item: Sufficient memory is not included so be sure to have enough storage capacity.

                                        SanDisk -  8GB Extreme Plus UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
                                        • You Pay: $17.41
                                         

                                        Batteries & Power

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                                        Required item: Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                        Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                                        • You Pay: $1.23
                                         
                                        Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                                        • You Pay: $17.95
                                         

                                        Card Readers

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                                        Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

                                        GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
                                        • You Pay: $9.95
                                         

                                        Tripod & Support

                                        Place your camera on a tripod for the support and stability you need.

                                        Wingscapes -  BirdCam Mounting Arm
                                        • You Pay: $14.95
                                         
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