I have a project in mind for a long time now. To make a time lapse video of tree in my backyard. I cut it branches (6-8’ each) in the spring and by the end of the summer it grows it back. It is amazing. Was not sure what camera to use for that project. I think I have found it now on Kick Starter. ALCAM camera made by GHI Electronics. Here is the specification:

  • Still Image plus Stop Motion and Time-Lapse Videos.
  • Resolutions: HD 720, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240, 160x120.
  • Serial interfaces: I2C, UART and SPI.
  • MicroSD Card with SD signals exposed for optional full SD Card.
  • Configuration settings available for: brightness, contrast, white balance, special effects, sharpness, saturation, mirror, rotate.
  • Simple human-readable command protocol.
  • OV3640 3MP Image Sensor (with beta support for 5MP and 2MP).
  • Works great with mbed, Arduino, NETMF and any other platform supporting a micro with I2C, UART or SPI interface.
  • Real documentation and support.
  • Light weight at only .20 oz making it perfect for drones, quads and robots.
  • Dimensions : 30.6 x 47.05 x 9.9 mm (includes camera height).
  • On board 3.3V regulator, works with any voltage 4.5V to 6V.
  • 180mA fully active plus SD card, with planned low power modes.
  • 5V tolerant IOs. Meaning you can directly connect a 5V micro, like an Arduino.

You can find more information on GHI Community forum and the KS page.