Summary: We buy a lot of HP equipment at work, so I was expecting a good quality web cam. Wrong! First, the image quality is absolutely horrible in office lighting. The image is extremely noisey, terrible colors, and looks worse than cameras from 10 years ago. Second, the software that comes with it is actually from a 3rd party and crashed constantly while trying to install it on our Windows XP images at the office.
Summary: When you use this CAM, install the drivers and also change SKYPE to use the HP CAM editor, instead of SKYPE viewer. This will allow the HP to covert the video to MAX quality and not lock up. It also has the privacy lens cover built in to the CAM. A must for any CAM.
Summary: I found the webcam picture quality pretty good. My main objection is that it does not attach to a laptop computer well at all. It continues to slide off or fall off, and the auto focus won't work when it does that. If I had known that I would have bought a different one.
Summary: I have the smaller hp webcam for my laptop, it works great so I decided to buy this one for the PC. I am not dissapointed yet. Has a good picture, not awesome but a good picture. My wife installed it with me out of town and didnt call me once! She is not computer literate at all. It is just plug it in, let it find drivers and your ready to go.