List of Large Sensor Cameras with Built In Intervalometers

Star Trails with an Intervalometer

An intervalometer makes it very easy to make star trails images. Canon EOS 6D, 14mm @ f/2.8, 100 x 30s, ISO 6400

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!

Nikon

D200
D300
D300s
D3
D3s
D3x
D4
D4s
D5000
D5100
D5200
D5300
D5500
D600
D610
D700
D7000
D7100
D7200
D750
D800
D800E
D810
D810A

Canon

7D Mark II
1100D*
500D*
50D*
550D*
5DS/R
5D Mark II*
5D Mark III*
600D*
60D*
650D*
6D*
700D*
7D*
EOS M*

Leica 

Leica Q (Type 116)

Pentax

K-3
K-3 II
K-5
K-5 II
K-5 IIs
K-7
K-50
K-30
K-01
K-r
K-500
645D
645Z

Olympus

OM-D E-M10
OM-D E-M1
OM-D E-M5II
PEN E-P5

Samsung

NX1
NX500

Sigma

DP2 Quattro
DP2x
DP2s
DP2

Ricoh

Ricoh GR
Ricoh GR II
Ricoh GXR A16
Ricoh GXR A12

Panasonic

DMC-GH4
DMC-GH3
DMC-GX8
DMC-GM1
DMC-GM5
DMC-G7

Fujifilm

X-T1
X-T10
X100T
X-E2***

Sony

NEX-5R/5T**
NEX-6**
a5000**
a5100**
a6000**
a7**
a7II**
a7R**
a7RII**
a7S**
RX1**
RX1R**
RX100M3**
RX100M4**

*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

46 Responses

  1. Richard Ellingworth September 10, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Add the Fuji X-T20.

  2. Bob July 6, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Any 2017 updates to the built in intervelometer discussion?

  3. Olaf Siejka June 8, 2017 / 5:46 am

    Coolpix A should be added to this list as well.

    Any chance for Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR field comparison?

    Just discovered your site and I am chewing through all the articles since last few days.

  4. Jim Carroll December 30, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Add the Canon 5D Mark IV and the 80D to the list. ( Magic Hat not needed. )

  5. Joshua Simmons December 9, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Fuji X-T2 & X-Pro2

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