Excerpt: This camera has been an interesting experiment. It has a really nifty shape and when mounted on its extension pole really attracts attention. The camera itself is in a detachable eyeball with a standard mini-USB connector in the bottom.
Pros: Very good quality and a sharp image, Works quite well in low light, Extension pole helps get the camera up at face level, or the pole can be removed and the camera set on a desktop, Twain driver works well and is stable, Camera can be separated from base and connected directly to your comptuer us...
Cons: Rather expensive and not quite as good an image as the cheeper 4000 model, Face tracking software has some serious problems, No fine adjustment of color balance, only preset settings, Pop-up assistant won't minimize to the taskbar or taskbar tray, it sits on top of taskbar taking up part of the d...
Excerpt: I found this webcam on a special offer for about $20 and decided it was worth the risk to purchase it "blind." The Camera itself is quite sleek, with a front cover, focus dial, and a "shutter" button on top. The installation was quick and painless thanks to Windows 98's USB support.
Conclusion: If you've recently found yourself having trouble recapturing that sense
of wonder which, in years past, caused people to buy useless light pens
and cumbersome three-shot video digitisers, the QuickCam USB is a fine way
to find it again. Recommended.