Summary: First when I ordered it they lost my order so I had to send a few emails before they resent it, then it came late. Then when I finally got it and set it up, it was crap.. Instead of sending it back, I just threw it in the bottom of my closet.
Below average effort is a no buy in this eBayers opinion
3 March 2013
Summary: I bought this webcam because it was in my budget, but unfortunately I found the picture to be very grainy and washed out even when turned onto the 720p setting. Microphone is below average and has quite a bit of echo. I would recommend going with one of Logitech 720p webcams (c270 comes to mind) which have excellent noise canceling audio and above average video for an under $20 price here on eBay.
Summary: I had two main problems with this camera. I'm not sure if it was a defective camera or just the camera itself: 1. The auto-exposure was very bad. I would appear to be super white at times, like a ghost with two orbs for eyes. This made it unacceptable for daily use. I noticed this would happen especially when I moved from a dark part of the room to a light part. 2. The manual settings would not save.
Summary: The camera puts out a nice picture. The accompanying software is another story. I've been having freezes and crashes when trying to install or do anything with the ArcSoft software. IMO H-P, which used to be known for quality products, should cancel its contract with ArcSoft and find a better software company.
Summary: For a webcam that's supposed to be HD, I'm not very impressed with the quality of the video. I find it to be grainy. It handles lighting a lot better than the built-in webcam on my laptop, so I guess that's a plus. It has a small flexible stand that also functions as a clip, but the cord pulls it to the side and it's a pain in the *** to position and keep in the same position. I hate this webcam and sometimes it seems like it hates me.
Summary: I couldn't get the CD to download so was unable to use device. Amazon, as always, was terrific in sending me a new webcam,no postage charges, as soon as I advised them of the problem. Will advise if I continue to have a problem with the camera.