I'm of course looking to buy a camera. Price range of around $600. I'm looking to get something for time lapse photography. My new camcorder is leaving me with huge AVCHD files that take too long to shrink down into a good time lapse clip. I would also like to have a camera that has the HD video option. So here are 3 questions. And for conversation I'll use the Pentax K-x for an example since I think I can get it for around $500. -I would want to be able to set the camera up to shoot a photo every 2, 5, 10 seconds. Anybody have the K-x and know you can do this? I'm thinking anything new would be able to. -From what I read about the K-x it sounds like it can get 1900 shots from one charge of the batteries. I was also looking at the Nikon D5000 but then I read it would only get 500 shots per charge. I would be happy with over 1500. Can anybody give me a good idea of if this is correct? -I'd like the option of HD Video recording. I read that the K-x will record 680 minutes of 720p video. My question is if there is a limit on how long you can record for. I've heard of some cameras only being able to record 10 minutes at a time. I'm just having a hard time finding these little details on the product website. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.