I know I will need a DSLR and plan to have one soon. In the meantime, I'd like to get going with stopmotion. Just to play, to get a workflow down, learn the basics of set building and characters and so on. In addition to a direct-facing view, I would also like a camera-facing-down setup for things like food animation, demonstrations and so on.

Is it possible to at least get started with my current setup? Remotely shuttering, so I don't bump the camera?
Android phone camera (no hdmi port)
Macbook Pro with older OS (Mountain Lion)
I have two Sony camcorders but no capture card at present - and from what I understand stop mo will require a still camera. They have only HDMI out for digital.

I don't need bells and whistles, just a good quality foundation stopmo capability with onion skinning and remote camera monitoring on a TV or my macbook. I plan to edit and finish in other programs, so I don't need things like themes, soundtracks etc.

Is it possible to make this Android talk to my Mac or externally monitor it somehow? Thank you