Summary: The USB cord is closer to about 4' or less, not 6' as the description says. Software bombs out continuously... I'm a systems engineer, know a thing or two about what I'm doing. Just an app crash every time I try and launch. Do a search, there is free web cam software out there that's probably better anyway.
The software driver has good/manual light control.
Bruce R, Amazon
19 February 2014
Summary: The audio is way out of sync if that matters. I captured a video and that's all I noticed. The motion and frame rate I estimate are 13-15 FPS. What I really liked was the driver, this cam has 4X zoom, effects, and the light can be manually controlled. I have been looking for a cam with manual light control. This cam would work outside or in low light right out of the box. The focus ring is really tight and its a set and forget thing.
Summary: Works for what I need it for.. I broke out the camera board and created an enclosure to give my robot some vision.. I removed the push button and little mic from the board-- as it turns out that requires a 3.5mm input jack.. disappointed by that because my bot required an additional usb sound card in order to get audio recording.. As for quality... Look, it's a 1.3 MP camera..
Summary: Camera worked but microphone would not work. The software that came with the camera would not run with XP OS. Gave up trying after about 2 hours. I ended up using an older webcam I had in a box.
Summary: The video image is so-so at best. The cam is set atop my monitor, which is about 1.5-2' away from my face, so I cannot get it to focus crisply due to it needing to be at least 3' to do so (there is nowhere else for me to put it to be able to practically use it, so folks on the other end of video-chats have to deal with a fuzzy image). I haven't used the mic because I already own a gaming headset, so I can't speak to that.