Canon G12 vs Nikon P7000 Real Time HDR Timelapse?

Someone responded to my earlier video about the Nikon P7000 and Canon G12 review. I mentioned that the Canon G12 can accept a remote for Timelapse Photography and the Nikon doesn't accept the remote. Turns out Nikon has an Intervalometer feature built in and you don't need to carry an extra gadget. Touche' I say, and well played Nikon...well played indeed. So I stand corrected about Nikon and Timelapse Photography.

Not to sound too biased (again), but the Intervalometer feature built into the Nikon isn't so great. There's also a nice little feature for HDR photography already built into the Canon G12 that makes Timelapse Photography even more fun. I'm loving the G12! Many times we cover events and want to timelapse the whole setup process and footage throughout the day. For you Wedding Videographers, the G12 is a great camera to throw into a corner and get some Timelapse footage to incorporate into your videos. For Real Estate agents or anyone doing interior work, grab a tripod and let the camera process out a more balanced exposure. Check out the video above for more information about HDR timelapse with the Canon G12, and I can't wait to take this out for some Timelapse fun.

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canon 550d timelapse timer remote

The Timer Remote i'm using is the same for the Canon 550D / T2i and Canon 60D found here:

If you're looking for a remote that fits the Canon 7D & 5D Mark II you can find it here: Canon Intervalometer Timer Remote for EOS 7D and 5DMark II

17 thoughts on “Canon G12 vs Nikon P7000 Real Time HDR Timelapse?

  1. Luminous

    @Manos- I have the same problem with my G12. No Shutter trigger using the remote. Did you find a fix?

  2. Emm

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    @Manos - What camera do you have? The timer feature may not the same across all cameras, but the basic shutter should still trigger.

  3. Hello.
    I've just bought one of those controllers for my G12. The problem is that although it shoots the picture when i press the button, it doesn't when i try the other functions. Not even at the "self timer" option. On the controller it seems like it's working, but on the camera is like pressing the button half way down and not taking any picture.
    Is that something you noticed?

  4. Emm

    Post author

    @DJS - I knew about the processing time, and changed interval to 1 second so it would fire immediately after processing.

  5. DJS

    I just bought a G12 and was playing the HDR feature. From the video it looks like it takes the camera about 8 sec from button press to finished processing to do an HDR image. This matches with what I myself was seeing. During this processing time the camera is unresponsive so how are you able to set the remote trigger to a 3 sec interval and get it to take the photos? Is there some extra settings I have yet to discover that will speed up the process?

  6. Helene


    Nice video!! But I have one question..
    Do I need to use a remote with a timer to set the time between each picture, or do you recomend to download the CHDK thing that I hear people talking about? I don't know if I want to mess with the firmware..
    I have the canon RS60-E3 remote, but I can't see how I can edit the settings..

    Thank you!!

  7. Emm

    Post author

    @Eric - Its a mini plug type connection. Many cameras use this and its almost a generic fit. if it says T2i its the same. will work on 60D too.

  8. Eric

    Hi, nice video. Ebay doesn`t specify the remote is compatible with the Canon G12 camera. Am I looking at the wrong remote?



  9. Dave

    The HDR is nice, for what it does. But it needs to be more robust. I need to be able to select the ISO speed and the f-stop as well as manual focus. It would be nice if the HDR would work with an attached flash unit as well.

    It also tends to darken things that I don't want darkened. Such as the top part of a couch next to an open window will be much darker than the rest of the couch near the floor. I'd rather the WHOLE couch be near to the same color and shade value.

  10. The built in HDR feature on the Canon is very cool. With shot recycle times getting so short on even the prosumer cameras, I suspect that an HDR function will show up on more and more cameras as time goes on.

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