I was looking for a cheap way to do timelapse videos and unfortunately most cheap cameras don’t even have this feature built in. I managed to find the Pentax K-50 but it seems that the camera is running in video mode and the end product is a full HD 30fps video, produced by the camera itself.
I would really like to have the ability to produce video in higher resolution and to also have more control of the photos in post-production.
Am I right to pursue this or should I settle for video mode in 1080p? Does anyone own a similar-priced camera that produces timelapse photos instead of only video?
I would prefer to avoid connecting the camera to a PC to do timelapse in order to avoid system instabilities and to dedicate a notebook just to this task.
I also found a YouTube video of a guy that does a timelapse test with a Pentax K-30 and you can clearly hear that the camera is taking photos but the end product is only video, not an image album: I would prefer to get an image album and render the video later on my own.