"No so great"on by Joey301
Pros Works with XP
Cons Poor pictures needs lots of light
Summary This does not work indoors very well. It requires too much light. WHen I use it with chat, the only setting that does not cause it to freeze is Auto. Also, the picture you see is not exactly the same as you send. The one you send tends to be smaller and does not show the same full picture.
Pros I actually like NOTHING! Seriously. The entire design is lacking. There is no built-in mike. You use the headset/mike that comes with it so you lose your speakers. The focus or LACK thereof is manual I has 0 depth of field even in a bright room
Cons Just about ALL cept the well designed mount. The mic in the headset in a dongle & even w/my SoundMAX card set to max gain has be held close to my lips. My version is a VF0230, the VF0410 _WITH THE SAME MODEL NAME SO BEWARE!_ only gain buitin mic.
Summary Everything about thie design speaks of absolutely no end user testing. I got this today as a Valentine's gift and I can't tell my honey what trash it is. I have sent a plea to Creative to xchange for the one webcam that may be ok from them, the Live Cam Voice for which I would add some $$$. I suspect I'm dead in the water and will have to blow this thing out for 99-cents on eBay. They are already blowing them out for $30.00 off ($19.99) on their site. I'm really shocked at how bad the specs are for just about all their other cams. I have used their ZEN products for a few years and am very happy. Oh well, live and learn, or should that be Live! but check it out completely first. I would have liked to have thought that Brand quality is consistant from a company, but apparently not. Can you tell how extremely disappointed I am? There is just zero redeeming features to this product, and on close inspection, even some of their top line ($99 list) cams use the same terrible headset but I had to dig to find that out.
Pros I bought it for a low price, which is why I got it
Cons You need LOTS of light, and mine had this fuzzy inside
Summary It's a good camera but after using it for about a year, I'm ready for an upgrade. It's good as a first web cam and to start off with. I would some what recommend it. In reality though, just save up for a really nice one if at all possible.
Pros clips on to your screen, great and fun software included
Cons no low light filter like with other webcams