Hey, everyone -- My son (11 years old) loves to do stop motion, and I need a camera better than the entry level GoPro I've got for making videos for my little youtube channel. My wife also enjoys family vlogging. I've got $400 to spare. Is there a solid, relatively inexpensive, multipurpose camera that can (1) interface with our laptop for my son's stop motion animation, (2) do relatively simple (though I'd like them to have excellent image quality) videos of MOC Lego Technic gadgets, and (3) handle vlogging a very busy family of 5?
I know essentially nothing about cameras; I'm about as amateur as they come. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.