I would like to make star trails picture and I saw that one good way to do so is to take picture every like 30 seconds and them stack them all.

I have Sony a6500 camera. Is there a way to set this in camera as a setting or do I have to buy some hardware to do it?

If so, what is the name of such a device?

Thank you!


1 Answer 1


You can install on camera PlayMemories application named Time-lapse. Here is link to UK site.

Or you can use remote shutter like this.

If you tether your camera you can use software like Capture One to shoot time-lapse sequences.

NB! No affiliation with any of the above companies.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I saw this app but it auto combines the images into a video no? I just want to make a bunch of stills that I will combine by myself later in Ps or Lr. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 14:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ As far as I know no, will not combine the images. So you will be free to use any other product to do this. From the page: "You can choose to save the still images as a series of photos instead of a movie." \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 14, 2020 at 14:19
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ I guess I missed it. Thank you mate! \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 14:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ One more question. Do you know if this app allows me make this interval with locked aperature/iso/shutter speed? or it takes control over the every picture? \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 16:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ben, no idea, I had A6000 but do not succeed to install this module (country limitations) \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 14, 2020 at 16:43

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.