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photoSentinel Mach II

Powerful. Flexible. Reliable.

the photoSentinel Mach II long-term timelapse controller

Powerful timelapse controller

Built on a dynamic Linux platform, the Mach II timelapse controller puts creative control and flexibility back into your hands.

The state-of-the-art controller allows you to tackle a range of time-lapse scenarios from uploading regular JPEGs for years on end, to rapid shoot-and-save RAW sequences.

Fast cellular connectivity

Configure the Mach II, receive status updates and get photos, all over the cellular network, fast.

The high-speed LTE 4G modem delivers an uplink rate of up to 50Mbps that can upload a 5MB photo in under ten seconds!*

*Actual upload speeds will vary and are network dependent.

Go Premium

Upgrade to the Mach II Premium Bundle to get:

  • External high gain antenna for better cellular reception
  • 500GB SSD on-board storage for saving months of raw images
  • Ethernet housing and wifi-ready kit for use with LAN

A close-up of a Mach II long-term timelapse unit

Rugged housing for all conditions

Keep your valuable equipment safe inside the IP-66 weather-proof housing, and deploy it to some of the hottest and coldest places on earth.

The Mach II electronics have been successfully tested in controlled conditions at -15°C (5°F) up to 60°C (140°F).

Optically Pure B270 Glass

Highly resistant to solar radiation and engineered to minimise solar flaring, the high optical transparency of the B270® glass window ensures the clearest images.

Modular quick-change housing

The simple slide-in-slide-out modular design has been engineered so that any component (controller, battery, external SSD) can be swapped in and out without affecting the camera position.

Flexible framing

The custom pole mount and housing bracket allow for easy installation and three-axis adjustment to achieve the best image framing.


"I’m no longer left wondering if our units are functioning as planned, as I can check each unit daily and get updates via text and email. Quite literally, this helps me sleep at night!"

Andrew Cutten, Mining Photography

Peace of mind with status reporting

Don’t set-and-forget your long-term timelapse only to find out later that it never took a photo!

Have peace of mind with up-to-date information on photos taken, storage space, battery and solar voltage, system messages and more, as well as system alerts via email and SMS.

Remote viewing on a tablet of a photoSentinel's status and system
A clip art map showing how remote configuration works

Change settings remotely

Remotely configure over twenty settings from your computer, tablet or smartphone at anytime during the project.

  • Change your shooting regime anytime and from anywhere.
  • Configure your photoSentinel to trigger photos anywhere between one every few seconds and just one per day.
  • Choose when to upload your images (every image as it’s taken, one per hour or as a batch overnight).

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A wide range of power options

Efficient low-power electronics are completely powered by a compact 13600 mAh lithium-ion battery, kept charged by a 20W solar panel.

Add even more functionality like extended SSU (simultaneous shoot-and-upload) by using AC power or an external battery pack. Indoor and weatherproof outdoor chargers available.

A wide solar panel for long-term timelapse units

Dynamic online gallery

The powerful HTML5 gallery can be viewed on any device and allows you to:

  • Customise branding and host at your URL.
  • View any photo from the whole project at any time.
  • Overlay and compare any two photos.
  • Embed, download and share the high-res photos.
  • View an instant slideshow of 150 recent photos.

After being uploaded to the photoSentinel server, images are also sent straight to your Dropbox account or FTP server, allowing you to start post-production immediately.

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Use your favourite camera

Compatible via USB with a range of professional DSLR cameras and lenses for highest quality photos and maximum artistic control – Canon, Nikon and more.

Upload JPEGs and save raw locally

Simultaneously upload JPEGs and save raw files locally to ensure the greatest flexibility in post-production and the best creative output.

Compatible cameras

Expandable on-board storage

With swappable SSD storage up to 500GB, you’ll have more than enough space to save even the largest raw images, for months on end.

a photoSentinel 500gb SSD

4K+ Time-lapse movies

Use photos of long term and remote projects to create high quality 4K+ time-lapse movies for powerful marketing material.


We listen to our users and keep improving photoSentinel.

The Mach II controller is a sophisticated computer that can:

  • Receive free over-the-air firmware updates.
  • Form the launching pad for a whole range of customised project management, security, safety and media tools.

A photoSentinel Mach II from various angles

Technical Specifications


ControllerPowerful Linux-based platform with high-speed 4G LTE modem (up to 100Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink rates). 3 x USB2.0 host ports (1.5A max).
Supported cameras*Nikon D3400, D3500, D5600
Canon 1300D (Rebel T6), 2000D (1500D/Rebel T7), 200D (Rebel SL2), 200D MK II (Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D), 5D Mark IV

For compatibility with other cameras, see footnote below.

Photo intervalAdjustable from 5 seconds to 1 day between photos. For sustained, continuous shooting and upload, the minimum recommended interval is 5 minutes during daylight hours only. For sustained, continuous SSU (simultaneous shoot and upload) at intervals shorter than five minutes, AC power is required.
HousingIP-66 weatherproof – totally protected against dust and water ingress (not submersible).
Window glassB270 optically pure glass – highly resistant to solar radiation and built to disperse and minimise solar flare.
Power13600 mAh lithium ion battery, 7.2V charging circuit, 20W solar panel, 110V and 220V AC chargers available.
On-board storageStandard Package: Swappable 64GB industrial-grade SSD, powered by ATP A600Vc
Premium Bundle: Swappable 500GB SSD, powered by Samsung EVO 860.
Display128 x 32 White OLED Screen.
Dimensions (mm)Housing (incl visor, handle and bracket): 240(w) x 260(d) x 260(h)
Solar panel (incl. bracket): 550(w) x 360(d) x 120(h)
Shipping weightBox 1 – Housing and pole mount (excl. camera and lens): 8.1 kg
Box 2 – Solar panel: 7.7 kg

* Only advertised Supported Cameras are recommended for use on new projects. Other cameras may be technically compatible, but may have technical or feature limitations. Camera models previously advertised as Supported Cameras are likely to continue to work on compatible firmware. Chat with one of our experts to discuss the use of an unsupported camera.