Summary: For the price this is a decent webcam. The special effects are fun, and it turned out to be quite durable. Only real problem I had was getting the cam to stay on top of the monitor, the ease of mounting the cam may vary depending on what type or model of monitor it is used with. In my case, we had a bit of an antique monitor, a Sylvania 15 inch LCD monitor that has been in the family for more years than I can remember.
Summary: Good for the price, but not a very good camera. I use it for the once in a blue moon Skype call ... it's fine for this. If you're a more serious user you might consider something with better video quality.
Doesn't Work If You Purchased Prio tp Windows 7 release
Amazon Customer "MJB", Amazon
9 August 2012
Summary: This may be an obvious problem, but I bout the Live! Cam Socialize before Windows 7 was released. It worked ok on my laptop before I did the upgrade, but I tried to use it the other day and the plug n' play feature did not work and the CD couldn't load. Now, I'm not the most computer savvy gal in the world, so I don't know if there's a solution to this problem. However, when I did use it, I was not impressed by it because of the picture and sound quality.
Creative's webcams work well and are easy to install
N. J. Simicich "Gadget Geek", Amazon
9 August 2012
Summary: Plugged this into my windows 7 system. The camera and microphone were immediately recognized. Everything just worked. Tried it with skype, worked well, no one complained about the microphone quality. One thing you should know is that this is a low (relatively) resolution camera - and if you want high rez pictures, or if you plan on using it for stills, you might want to consider the Creative Live!
Summary: By (Rizzo) Rizzuto Yep, it's a very easy set-up, and to my surprise, I set this up and was recording the subject. I played that recording again; it was nice, clear, This is something I was not able to do with the Logitech C310, but I like what it did. The view appears just a tad grainy, and the voice slightly muffled, but it is workable. You also have room for adjusting the views.