Hi, I know a lot of you guys recommend this camera and from what I gather it's a good buy but as I'm wanting to start dabbling with animation in the not too distant future I need to know if it's capable of stop frame animation. I can't find the answer anywhere. Is stop frame animation a standard feature on most high end DVs or do I have to choose one with a specific animation mode? The only camera I've managed to find that boasts this feature is the Canon mv550i but as this is relatively new I've yet to see a review. I doubt this is a better camera than the Panasonic but I could be wrong (I often am!). I'd be seriously grateful if someone could give me some pointers.