Good picture. Good performance.
by ToolsRMe Shan on 12/24/2008
Pros: Clear picture. Manual focus is good. Low light is great.
Cons: Skype takes a long time to sync the video. Camera consumes a lot of CPU cycles. Audio sucks.
The software is fairly easy to install. Remember not to plug in the camera before you install the software. But that seems to be true of all cameras.
The audio in the camera sucks. Get a headset. But, the audio in all webcams seems to suck.
Depth of field ... even in low light conditions ... appears to be very good.
The camera mounting adjustment works well. The USB cable length is adequate.
It seems to take Skype about a minute to sync up the camera. After that, the picture seems to be quite stable. Of course, if the network traffic is too heavy, you will likely lose video ... in either direction.
I would give this a 4.5 for both value and quality. I lowered it to 4 because, well, that's the better choice.
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