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6.0 out of 10

Creative WebCam Instant Skype Edition

The stylish WebCam Instant is the basic webcam that not only loo Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

you really get what you pay for

eastofeden, Amazon
27 July 2011
  • Summary: i ordered this camera because i needed a cheap one. it was sent to me extremely fast, no issues and the camera looks very nice on the outside. the only problem, i can barely see myself in it. i even twisted the thing to try and focus it, but i could barely see myself. its very blurry, very grainy, and it doesn't highlight any of my good features. i'd never ever let someone see me on a webcam like this. i had to put a lamp right next to my laptop to even see myself fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good budget camera.

Scott Haggard, Amazon
28 April 2010
  • Summary: Summary: I now have several of these web cameras and find them to be very capable. I'm currently using mine on an HP laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. My laptop has a built-in webcam, but as with most built-in laptop webcams, the quality stinks. The Creative WebCam Instant is a HUGE step up from that. Most webcams need good lighting to work well, this one is no exception. In other words, use it in a well lit room for best results.
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Overall 6
6.0

Average

nad_masters, epinions.com
8 May 2009
  • Summary: You can still find cameras like the Instant. There's no real reason to pick this one up over another in this price range.
  • Pros: Inexpensive at the time, works well, decent resolution at the time
  • Cons: None, really - just your average web cam (which is a con nowadays!)
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for Vista! OK on XP, Marginal Picture Quality

C. Hill "CFH", Amazon
13 December 2008
  • Summary: There are much better available, avoid this "Creative Webcam" unless you are getting it cheap and are only installing it on an XP PC. It does not work on Vista. It did install fairly quickly on my XP PCs (we have 3 of these webcams) and performs well enough for video chatting. The picture quality is just OK, nothing special. The included software is also OK and does what you expect it to do. Not recommended.
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Overall 4
4.0

Creative Webcam Instant

S.Baxter, Rate it all!
6 December 2008
  • Summary: ok be careful with vista. officially creative does not have a vista driver for this one. creative does support vista on other products. this is too old. Microsoft will say it is not compatible with this camera at all. the last driver for it was xp 64 bit. it is hard to find it now. If you have vista you can get it to work with some tweaking. simply download the right driver for your system x86 or x64 in XP format.
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Overall 2
2.0

Creative Webcam Instant

DanielL.Wright, Rate it all!
19 July 2008
  • Summary: I was happy with this camera and creative products in general until I tried to install it on a vista machine. That's when I found that creative does not support it's products. I would never buy another creative product again.
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Overall 6
6.0

Creative Webcam Instant

M.Ray, Rate it all!
11 June 2008
  • Summary: This is a good cam as far as images, ease of use, and easily installed on computer. However it is not secure to position atop a screen of a laptop as it was advertised. It has to be repositioned because it slides and will not stay in "placed position". I did purchase a USB extension and placed the cam on a nearby flat surface, which addressed the problem and now it serves my purpose for chatting, or other purposes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does work on Vista

Russ McDermid, Amazon
27 April 2008
  • Summary: I can confirm it works fine on Vista... It was installed on XP, then I upgraded to Vista. When I plugger the webcam back in, it went trough the "find new drivers" bit, then showed at working OK.
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative Webcam Instant

CeceliaR.Loy, Rate it all!
23 April 2008
  • Summary: At first it we did not know how to set it up but one it was done it correctly it works great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Creative Webcam Instant

DaFr3ak, Rate it all!
7 April 2008
  • Summary: I bought this webcam and well i liked it but only on the daylight with my windows opened all the way sometimes i had my light on and you werent able to see clearly picture quality isnt the best and if you have a regular monitor not a flat one it will keep on falling down from the top also the two claws from the front fell off. it is real sensitive and not worth it i would recommend it to a kid probably. Go and buy a better webcam than this.
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