Pros Video is clear and sharp.
Low light picture is very good.
Built-in adjustments eliminate (for me) blurry movement.
Hard rubber, bendable stand very useful for mounting anywhere.
Push button for immediate Windows Live video chat on Windows Live Essential.
Cons Very difficult to get out of the box.
Bloated software for special effects most won't use.
If it installs right out of the box, install guide is barely adequate. If problems occur, throw out the guide.
I kept getting warning notices during install about
Summary Except for the one problem I encountered, I would rate this 5 stars. All the other good things mentioned are true. I have no shoddy motion problems. Can adjust your own on-screen picture monitor to three sizes by adjusting resolution. Much better picture quality than with a friend's Toshiba laptop built in cam. Bought mine on Amazon for $25; the best price I found after extensive online and local store searching.
Pros Cheap (under $50), nice and easy to use software, great picture quality, stunning audio quality, pretty good video quality, pretty good resolution, stand is the best, most versatile and easy to use stand, very small, perfect for making Brickfilms.
Cons I can't think of anything besides the fact that it isn't Plug and Play (you have to install the drivers from the CD), and the software isn't as good as the one that came with my old Logitech QuickCam 3000 (which I accidentaly dropped while carrying).
Summary This is a replacement for my Logitech QuickCam 3000, which I dropped while carrying it to my table where I was going to make another Brickfilm (Brickfilms are like stop motion videos, only made with Legos, not clay or another inanimate object). I am kinda disappointed that it isn't a Plug and Play webcam (where you don't have to download drivers from a CD), considering they created Plug and Play. Also, the software isn't as good as the Logitech software, but who cares at this price.
I just love the stand. I can customize it to whatever I want, which is especially good because I have some Lego buildings that before I got this, I would have to take the pictures from above, or break off part of the wall. This one has a great stand that allows me to go inside almost every building in my Lego City and take pictures. Also, the stand has fit on every computer I've tried it on so far. I don't like how easy it is to accidentally pres the Windows Live Call button at the top, but then again, it is just a minor annoyance. I love the goofy effects on it, and I have taken tons of pictures already. I was never really a big fan of video chatting before because of the lack of compatibility, but this is great with Skype, and it's already changed my outlook on the video chatting. The audio quality threw me back, because I didn't need to do any adjustments, and yet there wasn't any noise from my laptop, although, it runs through USB, not an unprotected 3.5MM microphone jack, so that makes sense. The video quality made me consider replacing the old Flip Video Camcorder (I believe it was 1st Gen), it's so good. The picture quality, out of this world, and I'm gonna replace my really old Canon digital camera because of this. This is the best budget webcam I have ever had, and I recommend this to anyone who wants to record audio, video, pictures, or video chat, animate, or anything else. The software is kinda dull, but at this price point, who cares?
Pros Has fun effects
Cons No mirror feature (flip horizontal/vertical)
Summary The lack of mirror feature is very annoying. Don't buy it. Any other simple camera will do.
Pros Small, efficient, and light
Cons Microsoft Live button, No Skype button
Summary Awesome product but the Windows Live Messenger button is useless. Rather have a Skype button.
"Great webcam!"on by CameraKid04
Pros Good video quality
Good software effects
Good microphone quality
Compatible with Windows 7
Cons Not HD
My webcam gets hot for some reason when plugged into to my computer after a few mins.
When I use the effects on the webcam software, the video slows down.
Summary Overall, I really like this little webcam. The webcam usb cord is long. The quality is not HD but it is HQ. It has great microphone quality. For some reason, my webcam feels hot on the back of it when I plug it in to my computer after a few mins. The webcam software is compatible with Windows 7.