Summary: I bought this camera knowing that is not a high end product, without the features or gadgets that high end cameras provide. I only wanted something that could provide a decent picture for my international calls through Skype to family and friends, and eventually, for some educational applications since the technology to comunicate with students through the web has become available.
Summary: Got it cheap so I can't complain. Quality is decent and it works as long as the lighting is good. A poorly lighted room will make the camera virtually worthless, so if you're in a darker room or one that has a lot of sun coming in (back lit) then you're gonna be disappointed.
Summary: In looking for a camera to point out the window, I bought and tried this one. Not the right choice. It does most things well--recognized by XP without drivers (shows up as a video input device under My Computer), very compact, nice picture quality, long cord, and a manual focus ring. It has an unobtrusive blue LED when powered on, and even connected via USB1 produced a high-framerate video stream.
Summary: Like other reviewers, I got this camera cheap through rebate. This is my first webcam, so I can't compare it with others. The image quality seems sufficient with good lighting, but does appear grainy in low light conditions. The worst part about this camera is the software. The install process was long and painful. It's actually several installs in one and it installs multiple applications I would never use (like a photo management tool).
Summary: If you can get this webcam in the $10 range, then it's a good buy, because the poor image quality cannot justify spending anything more on it. It installed without any problem, but Contrast is bad in low light situation, and even with good lighting the picture is very grainy. Compared to the MSFT lifecam 3000, the Creative cam is 10x worse in term of picture quality.
Summary: I bought this camera on another site for five bucks after rebate. If I had to pay the full price, then I probably would not have bought it. The camera is good in moderate to bright light. However low light (at night) picture quality is very bad. I have a Creative Webcam Live Pro for comparison, and under the same lighting conditions, that older webcam has much better contrast and detail. This one looks very dark and grainy (like turning up the ISO on a still camera).