Summary: The camera comes in a new shiny box which probably makes it a nice looking gift. I own a few cameras, mostly from Logitech and I must say that in terms of performance, this is not up to par with high end Logitech offers. Pros: The camera is Skype certified and it works flawlessly with Skype.
Ok but there are better ones out there for the price
Rayhan S "rayhans1282", Amazon
19 December 2011
Summary: The HP webcam is pricey but the high price is not justified for the product itself. First off, it is not powered by an USB unlike the Logitech cams. It also drains a lot of CPU as opposed to the Logitech or the MS Lifecam.
Summary: This webcam is supposed to be top of the line from HP. However, in my trials it does not compete with the flagship offerings from other makes, such as market leader Logitech C910 or Microsoft Lifecam Studio, which I also own.