Summary: The camera also functions poorly in medium to low light. Any motion of the subject creates a blurred image that's not viewable. If you want to take snapshots (based on motion detection for example) you had better hope your subject (or the burglars) are holding perfecly still if you want any hope of...
Pros: Has 1.3 MP and a clear, sharp image of stationary objects.
Cons: Frame rates are terrible. The camera functions fine for a few minutes at the proper frame rate, then spontaneously drops to 3-7 fps for no apparent reason regardless of the resolution setting. I've duplicated this on 3 different computers. Probably a driver problem. The same thing happens with 3r...
The Creative LIVE! CAM Optia Pro is not MAC OSX compatible
Alexandra Athanassiou, Amazon
24 November 2007
Summary: I found out that the Creative LIVE! CAM OPTIA PRO is only compatible with Windows. It is not compatible with the MAC OSX operating system itself. I was misled by one of the reviews preceding mine. Glad I called [...] for that.
Summary: I have been through a few webcams so far, and I finally found that this one fits my needs perfectly without any hassle. There is no set up, just plug and play. The head swivels in all axes, which I didn't know beforehand but was pleasantly surprised to find that out.
Summary: this is a great webcam! i was looking for a webcam that would work with my Powerbook (MAC) and was getting disappointed with the resolution of the cameras i was finding. This cam works great, did not have to install any software.
Summary: After installing the software on my Windows XP machine, my speakers stopped working. I uninstalled it and that did not fix it. I finally used my backup software to restore to a pre-installed state and my speakers started working again. Other than that, the camera seems to work OK.
Summary: This Web Cam was super easy to install and use. I used the Skype software and I was upand running in no time having video conferences with my kids grandparents. The image is stunning and the communication clear. This is a must have and at a great price! I highly recommend.
Summary: This webcam worked for less than a week. The mic was not working from the beginning, then the computer would not recognize it when I plugged it in. It comes with too much software which can take up a lot of space and clutter your desktop with useless links. I had to send it back for a refund.
Summary: The camera works plug-and-play both with Windows XP and with Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid (tested it with Skype), so no installation is required. The cd (which I only tested on Windows) comes with a whole bunch of stuff, some of which cool (motion detection capabilities, time-lapse pictures, etc), but most...
Summary: Overall, I think this camera is a good value. The connection is delayed and the picture is not the clearest. But, compared to the other models which cost much more, it certainly gets the job done. I have a mac mini and this was one of the only decent priced cameras that was compatible.