I wish you add simple intervalometer for making Time-Lapse photos. I tested build in "Self-timer(Cont)" option (Menu->Camera->Drive Mode->"Self-timer(Cont)"-> option: c3/c5) and I think for Time-Lapse you can just expand the capabilities of shooting continuously using the self-timer. Or create new function named e.g. Self-timer(TS), that allow to set options as listed below.
saving only photos
set start time (as start delay HH: MM: SS)
set time interval (HH: MM: SS)
set count of photos (1 to card full limit)
for energy saving, after start process turn OFF LCD screen (or turn camera to build in save mode, should automatically wake up before next shoot).
I know there is paid application for Time-Lapse (you can develop it with a lot of options, prepared photo schemes, gadgets...), but i wish simple intervalometer version for free, It should be build in firmware also for NEX cameras without application support.
As I wrote at forum it is not possible to use simply IR or mechanical intervalometers for Time-Lapse (I mean long, few hours real Time-Lapse sessions). Reasons:
- at Remote Cdr. Drive Mode camera (NEX 5R) just does not want to go to power saving mode. When intervalometer is set to take photo at every 30 mins camera must go to power saving mode. And must take photo after wake up by pressing shutter button on IR remote.
- When I want to use mechanical finger (e.g. GigaPan) and take shoot at e.g. every 6 mins camera will go to sleep after e.g. 5 minutes. and pressing shutter button only wake up camera. Camera did not take a photo after awake. Camera should take a photo immediately after wake up by full pressing shutter button.
Dear Sony, please fix above problems or (and) add intervalometer option into firmware.