"The animation mode is really cool, it allows to to take one shot at a time for stop motion animation."
I'm sure other camcorders have this feature. But you just need to look for it.
I am a fourth grade teacher and have been trying to figure out a way my students and I could do some simple animation, using either claymation or more traditional drawings. I need to find a camera that can shoot single frames. I would really like to be able to do this without using a computer, so the kids could see the product quickly. I did this years ago using a Super8 camera. Is this possible and easy? Remember, 8-10 year-olds.