Summary: I don't know about this cam because I was having Windows 8.1 problems (the download turned out to be corrupted) and so never really got to use it. You'll have to ask someone else about it. TonyB
Great cameras but not with Windows 8.1 - problem solved below
Calynette Design, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: I purchased four of these cameras from Amazon to use for my business opening for security and promotional purposes. These were to be used on three computers throughout the property and based upon on the feedback and reviews that I studied, all compatibility issues seemed a go.
NOT Compatible with Windows 8.1 even though Microsoft claims it is.
D. Hines, Amazon
12 November 2013
Summary: Microsoft should stick with making keyboards and mice, because the rest of their hardware is nothing to write home about. Case in point: this item. There's a page on Microsoft's site claiming this camera will work with the new Windows 8.1 - even has a link to a "software update" to make that happen.
Summary: After spending hours trying to get this cam to work on my new Win 8 computer, no luck. MS provides a download driver for the cam that is suppose to work on Win 8, however it does not work. The product was also received without the typical store packaging.
Summary: I have a 24" monitor that makes my face light up and the webcam doesn't really adjust the lighting correctly. With other webcameras I look fine but on this one my face looks washed out. With natural sunlight this camera does great.
Summary: Horrible! its cheap yes. but quality sucks! picks up noise horrible. 'i couldnt even play music while recording without it sounding like chaos in the background! spend extra money and get the cannon its worth it! learn from my mistake!!