Timelapse photography complements night photography well since we’re typically dealing with long shutter speeds and using techniques that require lots of exposures, such as image stacking. The easiest way to make a timelapse is to buy an accessory intervalometer for your camera but I don’t always like carrying a bunch of gear around and an intervalometer is just an extra piece of equipment. So if possible, I prefer a camera that has the interval timer built-in. I’ve scoured the internet to find all the large sensor cameras that have built in intervalometers in their software / firmware. Here’s the list so far:
All of the cameras below feature a sensor that’s 4/3, APS-C or full-frame (or medium format in the case of the 645D/Z) so they should also be great for night photography, especially when paired with a fast wide angle lens. Some of them, however, are fixed lens cameras.
I’m trying to keep this list complete so if you know of any other cameras that include a built-in intervalometer, or if you see a mistake, please let me know in the comments section below!
7D Mark II
5D Mark II*
5D Mark III*
Leica Q (Type 116)
Ricoh GR II
Ricoh GXR A16
Ricoh GXR A12
*Certain Canon EOS cameras require the Magic Lantern firmware hack to be installed to enable a built in intervalometer function
**The Sony Alpha cameras requires the Time Lapse downloadable app
***Requires Fujifilm X-E2 downloadable firmware version 3.00
UPDATED: July 17, 2015