I remember I bought a compact samsung in the early nineties that had this feature. I would set it to take a snapshot every thirty minutes and mount it on a tripod and turn it off. Every 30 minutes it would spring back to life, the lens extends and it takes a shot and then the lens retracts back and it shuts itself off waiting for another 30 minutes to elapse before doing the same thing again. It was a nice feature that I put to use maybe once or twice! If it also had anti-theft alarm it would be setting now at the back of my camera closet.
Originally Posted by StoneNYC