I am considering doing some time lapses for a vacation. The main purpose will be for family.
I figure, because they burn so many frames on an entry level dSLR (rated at 50 000 actuations), can anyone think of any reasons why I shouldn't use my old point and shoot, if it has the right focal length?
They would be landscape time lapses. From what I understand, point and shoots have a higher depth of field.
It's a 3.2 megapixel Canon Powershot S30.
The only drawbacks that I can think of are resolution and lens defects. I'm unsure about how worried I should be though... it will still produce a video superior to HD formats and it will never go to print.
Will the lens be sufficient for a high quality video? Is there any site that does tests on point and shoot lenses like photozone.de does for dslrs?