Little bit of electronics and digital camera can rise you to the next level of photography. In this Packshotnik project there is a platform made with servo motor that spins it 360 degree around and triggers camera via IR or by wire. So what we get here? Simply microcontroller spins object keep shooting camera until rotation is complete. Automatics do this at precise time moments without human interaction. So you get series of accurate still pictures made at exact time moments.
The spinning platform is made of an old 5 ¼” floppy drive that is driven by servo motor with optical feedback. Atmega8 controls motor and camera shutter. There is a simple menu that allows selecting various shutter speeds and rotation speed. You say that same can be done by filming with camera mode, well yes and no actually. DSRL cameras usually don’t have movie feature. Also with camera you get clear and crisp images. Also with camera you can make long exposures in a dark and so on and on. After all, this platform is quite universal to use with any camera including old film based.