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Kaddish
16-07-12, 01:15 PM
I'm looking for a compact digital camera that has a time lapse mode, at least 10x zoom, and the ability to manually set exposure time. Budget is about 250. Is there any such camera that meets these requirements?

Chris Cool
16-07-12, 01:48 PM
Hi and yes!

Ricoh have what you want Click for review of CX6 (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/ricoh_cx6_review/)

Previous model may be cheaper Ricoh CX5 (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/ricoh_cx5_review/)

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Cheers!

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Kaddish
16-07-12, 07:15 PM
Do you know the maximum exposure time that can be set? I'm interested in taking shots of starry skies on holiday when at least a few seconds exposure would be needed. Or would I be better off buying a DSLR, and if so any recommendations? I could probably up the budget to around 300.

Chris Cool
16-07-12, 07:27 PM
It is under Specification in the review I posted Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/ricoh_cx6_review/specifications/) Look for Shutter speed. You may find that it might have a scene mode that will allow longer - search for a manual in Google.

I don't know of any cheap DSLRs with Time lapse that you asked for.