"One Fantastic HD Webcam for Skype 5.1 on Win7 64bit!!"5.0 starson by UBHappy
Pros: Sleek camera style that looks great on top of my monitor,superb autofocus wide angle lens, good dual microphone, excellent exposure balance, user friendly software interface
Cons: Software installation is not foolproof and may be complicated if other built-in webcam and microphone devices are already installed, USB cord is right-sized for a laptop or monitor with USB ports but may be too short for a mini-tower USB port
Summary: I purchased the Logitech C-910 primarily to make video calls on Skype 5.1 for Windows. Our computer system is a new Dell Vostro Core i5-2400 with 2GB RAM running Windows 7 64 bit OS. Our internet connection is Ethernet and FIOS 25 Mbps (down)/ 5 Mbps (up). The C-910 camera was placed securely on top of the 23" Dell LCD monitor with an accessory Dell sound bar. The webcam conveniently plugs into one of the existing USB 2 ports on the monitor.
The C-910 webcam software was installed using online instructions and the latest software downloaded from the Logitech site. I was initially concerned about potential microphone problems and Skype video freeze issues that have been reported by several users with Win 7 64 bit systems, so I decided not to use the Logitech installation CD that shipped with the webcam. Installation was actually very straightforward, although I did have to do a repeat software installation to get the microphone to operate properly.
Once all of the hardware and software was properly installed we made several lengthy video calls on Skype and everything worked flawlessly. I am impressed with both the video and audio capabilities of this webcam. The autofocus and exposure balance software provided our best video call experience to date. I would highly recommend the C-910 HD webcam.