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Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro
6.2 out of 10

Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro

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Overall 4
4.0

Not a great investment.

Joe Knows, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: Ever hear the saying, "You get what you pay for". Here is the epitome. As one of those noted writers quoted often, "Nuff Said"! I gave it to my mother in law.
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Overall 4
4.0

Vista certified? NOPE!

S. Roberts, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: This cam worked fine with XP, but now that I've upgraded to Vista, no more! I looked on the creative website and they have no plans of releasing Vista drivers for this device. Beware, Creative performs extremely poorly in supporting their products.
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Overall 4
4.0

software sucks

Yong Lu, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: I don't want to install their bundled software, so when prompted I just chose to install the drivers, but guess what -- the setup program just froze. Come on, how hard is it to write a proper setup? I should've let windows hardware wizard to search the drivers on the CD instead.
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Overall 4
4.0

so so

Di Ai, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: color is not vivid, and even not seen in the internet explorer as a hardware.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not very impressive

J. Tyler, Amazon
27 December 2009
  • Summary: I did buy this as a refurbished unit. It's hard to maintain a real sharp focus, but easy to set up and use. The other problem I have is if I keep the camera plugged into the computer I sometimes get a blue screen that indicates a driver problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

It works but audio is terrible

Mister Impossible, Amazon
10 January 2009
  • Summary: I didn't buy this off Amazon, but bought it second-hand. I found the video quality to be mediocre and the audio to be terrible. I'm also running it on a Mac, which isn't officially supported. I bought it for $10 so I guess I can't complain too much.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worst Software Ever!!!

Eric G., Newegg
2 January 2007
  • Summary: Maybe it's my puter or internet connection or maybe even my host site, but this never worked with ftp settings. I host with startlogic so I don't think it's them. My puter is the latest and I built it myself so it's not that.
  • Pros: Was cheap after rebate. Works good with yahoo messenger.
  • Cons: Software and driver is absolutely terrible. I could never really get this thing to work with ftp uploading. Their software always froze and never worked. I've even downloaded and used other programs and they don't work with this camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective Software, Clueless Tech Support, No Low Light Performance!

David Hoffman, Amazon
29 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camera as a low cost security camera, I also tested its use as an eBay auction picture camera, and IM chat webcam. The software has the following problems: 1) Drains system resources 2) Frequently freezes 3) Uses lower than advertised resolution and frame rate* 4) Installs processes...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michelle B., Newegg
20 December 2006
  • Summary: You get what you pay for, I guess.
  • Pros: It was cheap.
  • Cons: Streaming quality is terrible. Clip is useless, just balance it on the monitor--that would be more effective.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Cam

Warren W., Newegg
18 December 2006
  • Summary: I can't believe how bad the picture on this cam is! Yes, You can capture at higher resolution but the picture isn't any better, it's just bigger. Like watching a low quality movie clip in full screen. This cam was a major disappointment.
  • Pros: Cheap after rebate "If you ever actually recieve it". Low CPU usage while operating.
  • Cons: Very poor picture quality. Very bad low light capabilities. Lightweight stand never stays put. No tripod mount.
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