Summary: I purchased this product after visiting my son-in-law who uses the cam for astro-telescope photos. If you are into that you will need some additional free software available on the internet. The cam software is somewhat difficult to install on Windows Vista. You need to download the Vista drivers from the Phillips website. Do not follow cam instructions that says to install camera drivers form CD first. I had to use windows restore several times.
Summary: This webcam is very good, everybody says they can see me pretty well, comparing to my other 6yo free camera that I had, it also captures the sound very good too. The picture in dim light conditions is pretty fair too! The only issue I have: I cannot attach it to my monitor - the clamp provided is for LCD and I have CRT so far, I will upgrade soon, then I should be just fine. So far I stick the camera into a pencil holder - silly, but it works.
Summary: The camera software installed easily under Windows XP, and also works for Slackware 11.0 Linux (I had compiled the 2.6.20 kernel). I am using vjgrabbj software to grab frames from the camera, and apache to serve them over the web. The image quality is very good. The only con that I am aware of is that the camera was advertised as being able to see in near or total darkness. It does have a small onboard visible light, but is not a night-vision camera.
Summary: The cam works well on our IBook and our Powerbook. It is not supposed to work on the Powerbook because it does not have enought RAM but it does so I am not complaining. My only complaint is that it will not turn on in Skype if it is not plugged in to the USB port when Skype starts up. You have to shutdown Skype, plug in the cam and then start Skype. I must admitt that the clamp thingy is worthless. We use a mini tripod to hold it in place.
Summary: We like this webcam and we're thinking of getting another. It's more expensive than the ones that our friends have, but it's definitely better. We've been using this with Skype. The video (on the webcam's default settings) is pretty smooth. It's definitely smoother than the video that we get from our friends (our friends compliment us on the video that they're receiving). We've played around with the 60 fps. It's definitely even better.
Summary: FYI, using the Mac Cam (macam 0.8.7) driver, i have successfully used this camera on an eMac and a G5 tower. OS X 10.3.x and OS X 10.4.x. I've been using it daily on the G5 tower since June 2006. No problems WHATSOEVER. No complication in setting it up. Used mostly with Yahoo Messenger.