The Stopmotion Explosion Animation Kit comes with everything you need to make a stopmotion video. It comes a 720p HD video camera with internal microphone, manual focus, and a clip. The 290+ page Stopmotion Explosion book, and the animation software.
The camera is pretty basic. It connects to the computer via the USB port and it has a clip attached to mount it on anything to capture the images. It has a ring around it to focus and a button on the top to capture a picture.
The software was very easy to install. I just inserted the CD and followed the on-screen instructions. We received the software CD, but if you do not have a CD drive on your computer you can get the program from a download.
We received the Stopmotion Explosion Animation Kit, but if you already own a camera to use you may purchase the book and download the software. There is also a Content Hub that offers Stopmotion education and inspiration through their blog, news, and tutorials. Make sure you stop over and read some other reviews and watch their Stopmotion Animation films.