Just purchased the Sony DCR HC62E to use with stop motion movies on PC. First here is the tech spec. Title: Sony DCR-HC62 1MP MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom Maximum Resolution: 0.7 Megapixel Focal Length: 2.5 – 62.5 millimeters Zoom: x25 (optical), x2000 (digital) LCD Display Size: 2.7 inches Item Dimensions: 2.5 x 3.3 inches, 8 pounds Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.2 x 4.8 inches, 2.3 pounds OK the reason I chose this paticular camera was for it’s USB streaming capabilities. Did it work – Yes. Basically what you have here is a super webcam with 25x optical zoom , 25 fps at 640×480 with a crystal clear picutre and excellent color reproduction. It takes your stop motion animation up a level if you have been using only webcams. Also you have a DV output on this camera which again is ideal for Stop Motion. The other reason for choosing this camera is that because you are using the USB interface only..it will work with any stop motion software out there. The USB drivers must be loaded from the accompanying CD however before you can use it. Recommended..YES !  ( NOTE – Only Tested on a PC…not sure if it works on MAC )