Summary: i have a few of these for vid chat they operate great . the built in mic really works. the manual focus is a plus - the video is clear. with win 7 you dont "need" a driver, but the software from creative is well worth getting
Summary: I bought this webcam because the price was right and it wasn't a Logitech (whose webcams I've had bad luck with in the past). In the year I've been using it, I haven't had a single issue. The webcam just works, plain and simple. No screwing around with drivers, no fussy installation CDs. I plugged it into the USB port (with a fairly generous cord length, I might add) and my computer detected it right away.
Summary: I have had this cam for over a year, have used it everyday and have not had one issue with it. I use it as a security camera, it comes with it's own monitoring software, zoom feature, and is very clear. I am currently looking for a second cam and will stick with the Creative name. I have had 2 Logitech brands in the past, but from personal experience, find the Creative to be superior, in installed software, features and price.
Excerpt: "...== Overview == I brought my Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro last year (2006) around about the Easter period as I had been using the MSN messenger service for quite a while and a lot of my friends and family had them and so I thought that it was about time I got one too. == Price == I first brought my Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro at a PC world in Canterbury, it cost me about £30, however this was quite a while ago and I have looked around ...
Excerpt: "...- I mainly use my Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro on things like MSN and i find that when i have about three conversations open all with webcam its very good and doesn't freeze but if i have four or five conversations open it tends too freeze from now and again. With your Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro you are also given some software so that you can capture video, this i found was very good and you can film in 800 x 600 pixels which compare ...
Pros: Great quality pictures and video
Cons: Its expensive compared to otther products on the market
Excerpt: que haria yo sin mi web cam... no sbría vivir sin ella, para mí ver la cara de la persona con la que estoy hablando es imprescindible.. ver sus gestos... sus risas... hace la conversacion mucho mas directa, da menos la impresión de estar hablando con una máquina, así que cuando compré mi pc (fue un error no comprar un portatil con camara integrada) me compre esta web cam que tiene además de la función típica de ver, también el de grabar y también puedes hacer fotos.