webcams and iStopMotion

Is anyone using a great webcam with iStopMotion?

We tested a few cameras lately and my favorite is the IPEVO. You can find more on our Blog: http://boinx.com/chronicles/2011/5/10/ipevo-camera--the-best-istopmotion-usb-webcam-/
You can also find other webcam tests on the blog. But I’d also be very interested to know what the favorite cameras of others are.

I’m only concerned that the IPEVO is only a 2 megapixel camera. The Logitechs that I’ve seen are up to 8 and 10 megapixel. I am baffled about how important it is to be able to manual focus. All the better webcams seem to have only auto focus.

I’m thinking that if I get auto focus and a good camera, I’ll be able to upgrade to iStopMotion Pro to get the additional options to blur for effects - is that true? You Boinx people are really on these forums! Thank you so much!