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.
Summary: I havent used it for video chat yet. But i can see myself on mylaptop PERFECTLY. I am very pleased with this product especially at this price. The microphone is very loud you will need to turn it down. PIC is crystal Clear. I've even seen myself using skype.