Summary: I paid $9 for this item at a closeout store and I can say (with humor intended) that it's worth every penny. If you are familiar with photography even a small amount, this camera will disappoint you. It advertises a resolution of 640 X 480 but the quality of the images is pretty rough (the lenses used in them must be awful). Even as a webcam it's basic at best. The software installs easily and operation of the camera is simple.