Summary: The Creative Live! Video IM is a great buy. But, you don't really need to install the CD to use it with MSN or Yahoo messenger. The setup was not good for me. One of the drivers that i needed was not installed on my computer and it wasnt on the CD either. But, other than that i love this product. Its worth the money.
Summary: Nothing to write home about... it works, unfortunately not in Linux. I have not tried too hard to get it working in Linux, but it definitely does not work out of the box on Ubuntu, even in Gutsy.
Summary: I was both pleased and disappointed by this product. I chose it from a wide field based on the reviews describing its low light performance, higher resolution, etc., but despite that, it is only marginally better than a very old IBM camera I had been using. Sure, color accuracy is by far better, but these CCD sensors have improved markedly in recent years.
Summary: I have not used this device all that much but it seems to work well. It lives up to its claims. The "face tracking" feature is not always fast and accurate, but generaly works (in good light). This camera does require a significant amount of light to give good results, but then again what camera doesn't. Image quality is about as good as you will get from this type of device.
Summary: At first when I received this webcam I was a little disappointed. It seemed a bit blurry and I wasn't sure why. After adjusting the lens a little bit I could finally see everything clearly. It's not a great deal. But it worked out for me. =D I used the Webcam Live! at first, and I can definitely notice the 30 fps.
Summary: You know what, I'm a person who mostly crticizes a lot of things, but this camera is indeed great. It's very easy to setup, the camera works very well, the picture is clear and bright and the microphone sensitivity is awesome. I'm using this through Yahoo! messenger and people several thousand miles away compliment the great picture and sound quality. The additional s/w itself has so much, that itself pays for everything. The remote monitoring s/w included is awesome.
Summary: I think this is an excellent webcam. I can get it to work with Yahoo! Messenger in its super-webcam mode. My folks have also said that the images are great in MSN Messenger and even better in Skype Video.. Maybe it matters very little what software you use, its got to do a great deal with the webcam itself. So, I am very happy with my purchase of Creative Live! Pro webcam. I was apprehensive of some of the mixed reviews out here.
Summary: I've had no problems. Installed using the supplied CD, plugged it in and had video. I can't rate it against other webcams since I haven't seen or used other models. The webcam mounts better on my flat panel monitor than on my CRT monitor. The included microphone is working OK also. Got this model at a very good price also, so I'm very pleased.