Reviews and Problems with Creative WebCam Instant Skype Edition
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you really get what you pay for
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.