For shooting time lapse high dynamic range (HDR) video, the Brinno TLC200 Pro is the way to go. For starters, it’s professional grade, but easy enough for beginners to use. The massive image sensor produces a stunning 720p time lapse video under virtually any lighting conditions, from low-light to intense back-lighting. What sets the Brinno TLC200 Pro apart from other time-lapse cameras is its ability to automatically capture and convert still frames into frames of 720p video, which is then recorded onto an SD card. Once the contents of that card are uploaded to your computer, they show up as an AVI file. Our favorite part, however is the HDR, which allows the camera to simultaneously capture light and dark objects. What’s more, the control settings allow you to choose between a variety of scene, white balance and image settings, as well as time interval rates.

The Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR time lapse video camera is available in stores or online.