[QUOTE]\nRicoh Caplio R6. Shooting interval can be set from 5 secs to 3 hours in 5\nsec increments.[/QUOTE]\n\nSo then we're still back to the CHDK equipped Canon P&S cameras being the most\nversatile and adaptable.\n\nSee [URL]http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/Scripts:_OMNI_Intervalometer[/URL]\n\nFeatures:\n\nMinimum interval: 1/10th second. Though in application only a 0.6 to 0.7 second\nminimum delay is practical between consecutive shots due to file saving time and\ncamera overhead. It does however come in handy when you need a timed delay of,\nsay, 5.2 seconds between each shot for a more exacting research need. Especially\nhandy if you need a certain amount of motion to take place in a time-lapse movie\nmade from those events when shown at standard video fps rates.\n\nMaximum interval: time unlimited\n\nNon-stop timed interval sequences: If you need to take 21 frames 1m, 2.5s apart\nfrom each other, every 2h, 3m, 7s, it can do that, and repeat it endlessly\n\nTimed hi-speed continuous burst-mode sequences: If you need to take 34 seconds\nof exposures at 2.3 frames per second every 11m, 10.6 seconds, it can do that.\n\nTimed movie-clips: If you need 9 seconds of video + stereo sound every 15.2\nseconds, it can do that. If, for unattended surveillance, you need 10-11 hours\nof 320x240, 15fps video + 11kHz stereo audio clips in 1-hour lengths (a firmware\nlimit) to fit on a 4G SD card, it can do that. If you need nearly a whole day of\nunattended 1-hour video clips get an 8G SD card. Each 1/2 day fitting on 1 DVD\nfor your records. A full year of continuous video+audio surveillance fitting on\n730 DVDs. A full lifetime of continuous video+audio could easily be stored in a\nvery small room. (storage space can shrink with newer methods) But I digress...\n\nMovie clips + full-frame: If you need 1m, 32s of video every 6h, 32m, 8.2s plus\na full-resolution image along with each video clip to better document the video,\nit can do that.\n\nIntervalometer Audio Recording: NO audio-only. :-( So sad. But you can set your\ncamera to record video intervalometer events, use the CHDK option of\nhi-compression video turned on, using the smallest frame size at 15fps. Put\naudio sampling rate at 44.1kHz. Record a highly compressed video, to save on SD\ncard storage space, then rip out the high-quality stereo audio tracks later. :-)\nBack to happy.\n\nThe number of photos and movies only limited by the storage space of your memory\ncard or power-source. (use an external battery pack for really lengthy events)\nDid I mention that it will also check for focus and adjust for exposure on each\ntimed sequence or individual shot? Something that the camera's built-in\nintervalometer can't do. If you don't like or need that you can just use the\nscript in Av, Tv, or Manual modes. Or edit the script to use any required\nsettings.\n\n\nI guess CHDK still wins.\n\n\n\nThe new motion detection version of CHDK is amazing. I can't wait to see what\nkinds of scripts they invent for that. Include a motion-detection subroutine\nwith that OMNI intervalometer and the sky's the limit. Reports say it's going\ninto full beta-phase in a few days. All the enabled functions in the Alpha\nversion working just fine so far (on most camera models).\n\nOne person is already thinking of using different colored LED lights for full\nremote control of all camera features, zooming, shooting delays, shutter,\nstill-frame or video triggering. The new CHDK motion-detection commands allow\nyou to test for changes in each of the R, and/or G, and/or B channels if you\nneed.\n\nThe ultimate gift for any bird lover: Bird Feeder + CHDK equipped Camera + Bird\nScript + Tripod.\n\nSet up camera next to bird-feeder with a motion detection script turned on.\nBring it in for the evening and sort through all the bird photos their camera\ntook for them while they were off somewhere else for the day. Maybe they only\nwant to capture that Red Cardinal male that visits rarely, or that couple of\nGold Finches they see each day and ignore the Starlings and Blackbirds.\nFine-tune the motion detection script to trigger only when red and yellow birds\nare around. With a special mode just for Blue-Jays and Indigo Buntings! Have one\nscript for Blue Birds, another for capturing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, another\nfor ignoring drab birds only. Another for drab birds only, ignoring anything\nwith colors in them. Another that only triggers for that albino squirrel that\nshows up. You can set it to detect motion on any of the Y, and/or U, and/or V\nchannels too. But then all of these options can be made as user selectable\nfeatures from CHDK's script user-input menu to change script variables. No need\nto really write individual scripts. One script could have all these options. The\n"Birder's Script".\n\nNow why didn't Canon (or any manufacturer for that matter) think of providing\nall of this? It would have been so simple for them to do. In fact, they still\ncould if they offered free firmware updates for any camera to include all these\nfeatures. Their loss, literally, because many people aren't buying the new\ncameras this year, even the new DSLRs that they offer with their piddly\noverpriced improvements. They can't help but notice. Some people are even\nreturning their new cameras and looking for the older ones that can run CHDK.\n\nThey'll eventually learn from these simple oversights of theirs either way you\nlook at it. A loud message is finally being sent back to all manufacturers, one\nthat they can't help but hear. Their choice if they want to learn from it. I\nsuspect they'll just roll-over and play stupid just like they always do. Their\nhired bean-counters will insist that they do. Those guys are never wrong.\n(hysterical bout of laughter ensues ...)\n\nThe war of the photographer vs. camera manufacturer has begun. CHDK is just the\nfirst shots being fired over their bow. But I suspect it's more of a direct hit\nand a good one. If you have need of some camera feature of any kind write a CHDK\nscript for it, it'll take away sales from all manufacturers (with Canon only\nslightly benefiting). They listen to that. It's the only thing that they ever\nlisten to.