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Creative WebCam Instant Skype Edition

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

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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 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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Just your average webcam

lagvoid, epinions.com
8 August 2007
  • Summary: Decent webcam that does it's job.
  • Pros: Adjustable (rotate and tilt) Clamps Long cord Focus ring on lens Smooth video Price
  • Cons: Avg-Low quality sensor Grainy Requires bright setting
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Overall 6
6.0

Good buy!

P. Bangera, Amazon
31 July 2007
  • Summary: Used this product for the past 2 years without any issues. I got it for $25 then. Its no good for desktop PCs, but a great buy for laptops. The video quality is very decent.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good webcam, poor software

J. Hardy "Professeur Hardy", Amazon
10 January 2007
  • Summary: This webcam is good for anyone who wants to skype or IM with video. The resolution is okay and the webcam works pretty well even in poor lighting. The only downside to this product is the software that comes with it. I couldn't get the software to run on my computer even when plugged into the USB 2.0 ports at the back. The software looks nifty but is slow.
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Overall 6
6.0

Actually, it works just fine in Vista

Rakesh "Rakesh", Amazon
13 November 2005
  • Summary: It works just fine in Vista, contrary to what I read here and in other places on the Internet. Installing the drive under Vista wasn't as straightforward as it might have been though. Here's how I did it: plug the Creative VF-0040 Webcam Instant into your PC. Vista will ask you to search the Internet for drivers -- let it do this. It'll search for a while and finally end up asking you to put the driver CD in the drive. Do this too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does work on Vista

Russ McDermid, Amazon
13 November 2005
  • 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 6
6.0

Does it clamp properly on laptops ?

NMG., Amazon
8 October 2005
  • Summary: Got one recently, not used it much. Guess am ok with the quality condiering I am supposed to get my money back in rebates (bought it with my notebook purchase from compusa). I observed that it does not clamp tight with my IBM T-40 laptop screen. The Hinged lever on the back does not clamp or grasp proplery it slips off and I have to adjust the base to get the correct view. Not sure if anyone else experienced this or there is something wrong with the lever on mine....?
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