Please help. I am looking for a digital camcorder that has the time lapse feature as well as a 33.7 mm wide angle lens.
I would like to film what I see on my road trips. Some of my drives are over 200 hours long, so filming my trip and then speeding up the video is not an option, as the resulting file would be too large. (I am not prepared to purchase an external hard drive every time I go on a road trip.) So the camera that I am looking for should have a time lapse feature. This way it will take an image every second, and then when the video is played at 30 fps, it will be sped up 30 times. I experimented and learned that the video looks reasonably smooth when it is played at 8 frames per second.
Recently, I tried attaching a JVC camcorder (JVC EVERIO GZ-HM30) to the dashboard of my car and filming. I discovered that I need a wide angle lens. The JVC camcorder was missing about 50% of the scenery. At the electronics store I noticed that a camcorder with a 33.7 mm wide angle lens doubled the field of vision. Unfortunately, it didn't have the time lapse feature.
All JVC camcorders seem to have time lapse. But none of them have the 33.7 mm wide angle lens. Some Samsung camcorders have time lapse, but I couldn't find one with a 33.7 mm wide angle lens... I am hoping that someone might know of a new or used digital camcorder out there that has both features.
I have been struggling to find a camcorder to allow me to film my drives for about a month now. At some point it started to feel like pulling teeth. I would truly appreciate your kind help.