Summary: The camera came well packaged. Installation of software went as predicted (I am not sure why companies feel a need to add extra items to installs) it was easy enough. I have used the webcam several times now and have had issues with the start-up of the camera. The biggest problem has been the poor quality of the mic. The sound is muffled and to listen to recorded video, the quality of the recording is way below what I would expect from an HP product.
Summary: I've been thru several webcams.. this has the advantage of being small, but the picture quality is about average-good, not outstanding. It will suit your needs as a webcam but don't expect it to amaze you. I prefer my Lifecam HD-5000.
Summary: The little unit functioned without any defects. But it came with instructions that I found difficult to understand regarding installation.I had to go to another source to learn how to connect it to my computer.I still do not use the instructions it came with.I made my very first video cam using it.
Summary: I needed a webcam for work purposes only, so I just needed something that would pick up video, simple as that. I found this webcam super cheap in good used condition. Based on what I saw it's the best camera for the price point, but it's used. I don't think it'll do 30fps at 720p though, I seem to only have the choice for 15fps.
Summary: It seams to me that HP have their own definition of HD. Yes it show pictures in 720p but it is sort of difficult to determine what it show. Is it me or my dog or even my neighbor. Very poor quality camera would not recommend for anybody.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap UVC (Linux) compatible webcam for testing against security software. You can fire up Cheese and it will run for hours without issue. Using a Ubuntu VIrtualBox guest will have issues, but I suspect that's the USB emulation since it runs fine on the host.
Summary: I needed a camera with a built in microphone for Skype/Yahoo Messenger and other webcam services, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Affordable, small, easy to use, perfect! I wish it had a hole underneath so that you could screw it into a travel tri-pod so that it doesn't move around, but that hasn't really been an issue!