Summary: the microphone is low, and not very clear. i returned mine. i like the pivot idea of it. but for skype, the mic is number one, picture is second. i use a logitech c310, wish it would pivot though.
Summary: Cam was great and even has an adjustment for brightness and efx. It stopped working and gave me a reading of no cam even after I re installed the software . I have a laptop cam and wanted this for my pc so now its anyone guess what to do. Wal mart took it back and by all means by the insurance.
Summary: I read so many glowing reviews for this camera that I was quite excited to get it up and running on my new computer. It was easy to install/hook up and looked nice sitting atop my monitor. The software was simple to operate but the special effects left something to be desired and I couldn't get a clear still photo, no matter what I tried. The color quality was great but the autofocus was horrible.
Summary: First let me say that the video quality is excellent. On that I have no complaints. However, the LifeCam software is of great disappointment: a) When I open the software and the camera is connected, the program tells me the camera is NOT connected; b) I've had to re-install the software several times and still have the same problem with it not recognizing the camera; c) I cannot use the "External Mic" sound settings on my PC.
Summary: I bought this camera based on a lot of reviews implying that it works equally well on Mac OS. It does not. The camera itself works, as a plug and play kind of device, but the fact that there's no software support is a HUGE drawback. Without the software, light adjustments, auto-focus, etc do not work! Even in a moderately lit room the image is extremely over-exposed.
Summary: I purchased the LifeCam based mostly on the description; HD and worked with Skype. Unfortunately, in the end, I found that Skype did not consider this camera as HD. To make matters worse, the drivers failed to load on my Win7 Acer Revo that's part of my Home Theater system.. the only place I need it to work. The install was tedious partly due to the CD not having the latest software which triggered an update during the early part of the install.