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.
Note that I have not included cameras with which the interval timer shooting only outputs a video file. Only cameras that can record RAW photos with their internal interval timers were included in this list. I’m trying to keep this list relatively 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*
5D Mark IV
sd Quattro h
X1D II 50C
*Certain Canon EOS cameras require the Magic Lantern firmware hack to be installed to enable a built in intervalometer function
**These Sony cameras require the Time Lapse downloadable app
***Requires Fujifilm X-E2 downloadable firmware version 3.00
****Requires latest Sony firmware
UPDATED: Aug 11, 2020
52 Replies to “List of Large Sensor Cameras with Built In Intervalometers”
Thank you for useful information!
Nikon D780 which just came out this year has it
The Nikon Z6 & Z7 should be on the list of cameras with a list of build in intervalometers.
Separate functions for Interval and Timelapse available in the Picture-recording menu. Works like a charm 🙂
Thanks, I just added them.
excellent article, should develop to add new cameras!