Reviews and Problems with Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD
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Even better than expected
3 February 2014
Summary: The Creative Live! Cam is even better than expected; simple to set up and operate. The refurbished item did not come with English instructions but the package did include the disc which automatically installed the necessary software. Also, not sure if the item was mislabeled but it was actually the 1080P model (not 720P as described). I've used the camera several times for web video and liked the auto focus wide angle lens.
Summary: For some reason, it stop working on my WINDOWS VISTA laptop. After I format my computer it start working again. I have no idea why this happened. But I love the camera and the softwares that come with it.
Summary: I purchased this for my desktop computer. Resolution is quite good and assembly was easy. Had to download and install Cheese to run it on Linux. My only negative is that the way it attaches and sits on the monitor allows very little flexability in aiming.
Summary: I purchased this webcam for my office and used it a few times and was pretty pleased with the camera's output. The installation was easy enough as it was pretty much plug and play. If you wished to take pictures with the camera, however, the installation drivers must be installed. The installation disk adds fun, random toys to "improve" the captured picture, such as making the person you are speaking to a pirate.
Summary: I am giving this one four stars currently in Oct of 2012. It is priced at about $60 and is still a good purchase. However as with everything technology related it is not the great deal it was earlier this year. I would give it 5 stars if it were half the price, but with newer cameras coming out on the market at a similar price point with better specs I think 4 stars is in order. The quality of this camera is great.
Summary: This camera works well in Linux since it is UVC compatible. If you have a relatively modern kernel you would not need to worry about messing with anything on the command line. Both camera and build-in microphone worked right away after I plugged it in. I have tested it in Cheese and Google Talk Plugin. Taking off one star because the cam holder is useless for attaching it to any desktop monitor of reasonable thickness.