My son is beginning to become interested in motion picture photography and video. I have no knowledge of video cameras but would like to find a video camera capable of special effects such as single frame recording, and time-lapse capability, etc. My knowledge is in still cameras not video or motion picture. I'd like to surprise him for his birthday and give him a video camera where he can make movies of his own with limited special effects such as stop-motion video. He's expressed interest in doing movies. Any recommendations for inexpensive color video cameras with these capablilites?