You can do some really amazing Time-lapses with DSLRs. Most Time-lapses work best with something that is moving over time such as clouds, people walking down a busy street, or even the stars at night. In the video above videographer Ricki Bedenbaugh
shows the difference in using a dedicated video camera vs. a DSLR for Time-lapses. Note that you will need an Intervalometer like the Canon TC-80N3
in order to do this on a DSLR.