Summary: I run multiple webcams simultaneously on my fishing boat so my requirements are tougher. As far as my needs go, only the Logitech 9--- series and the Microsoft Life cams are capable of the image quality and focusing that I require.
Summary: I purchased this camera to Skype with a close friend and co-worker in England (I am in the states). She recommended this specific camera despite the fact that it was not the least expensive of the options I found on Amazon. This camera was worth it.
Summary: I have been very pleased with this camera. I own an IBM Thinkpad with WinXP. I had no trouble setting it up and use it for video IM conversations. The mounting clip is nice and sturdy and the usb cord is shorter for laptop use.