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.
Ok at first but does not compare to Microsoft Lifecam
Jnagator "Jnagator", Amazon
29 March 2010
Summary: I thought buying this WebCam was going to be a refreshing experience from Logitech. It started off well but comparing to a recent purchase of the MS LifeCam it is no competition. I hate the stand and it never sits up straight on my monitor. I had to order(CD in the mail)a new driver update for WIN7 so I will update my review after I upgrade the software for my new WIN7 box.
Summary: The image always looks grainy. Hard time setting up the camera so it will absorb light. If you misplace the CD, HP will only ship you the drivers on CD. Of course you have to pay for the shipping and the CD. I don't feel the camera is worht the money, but if it was $30 it is well worht it.
Summary: I was disappointed with many things, amongst with the quality of the video. No matter how bright is your room, the picture is always blurred. Also, the camera’s microphone is not very sensitive, in order to get the voice through you have to talk all the time into the camera. Worst part, it was supposed to be Windows 7 compatible, in reality the camera yes, the software no.
HP Elite Autofocus Webcam: HP Elite autofocus webcam
12 July 2010
Summary: Had this webcam now for about 7 months and really cannot fault it. The video quality is fantastic, it very very rarely freezes or sticks and it looks great! You can attach the webcam to your monitor / laptop very easily, it is sturdy and doesn't fall off or move when you are using it. Compatible with ALL messengers including MSN, yahoo and skype... It does have an autofocus feature and people are always commenting on how sharp my video is!
Pros: Great video AND picture quality, good software, easy to install and set up
Cons: The magic software was a little tricky to set up