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Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro

Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro
alaScore 79

258 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 258 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 142 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (35)

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WORST I'VE EVER USED

 

Everything about thie design speaks of absolutely no end user testing. I got this today as a Valentine's gift and I can't tell my honey what trash it is. I have sent a plea to Creative to xchange for the one webcam that may be ok from them, the Live...

I actually like NOTHING! Seriously. The entire design is lacking. There is no built-in mike. You use the headset/mike that comes with it so you lose your speakers. The focus or LACK thereof is manual I has 0 depth of field even in a bright room

Just about ALL cept the well designed mount. The mic in the headset in a dongle & even w/my SoundMAX card set to max gain has be held close to my lips. My version is a VF0230, the VF0410 _WITH THE SAME MODEL NAME SO BEWARE!_ only gain buitin mic

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You can do much better in the 40 - 60 price range

 

I bought this cam because it was a bargain at the local circuit city. I regret this purchase as the quality for web conferencing is horrendous.

Cheap. Good physical design

Poor quality video and audio. No auto focus

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First web cam friendly

 

It's a good camera but after using it for about a year, I'm ready for an upgrade. It's good as a first web cam and to start off with. I would some what recommend it. In reality though, just save up for a really nice one if at all possible.

I bought it for a low price, which is why I got it

You need LOTS of light, and mine had this fuzzy inside

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good but can be better

 

clips on to your screen, great and fun software included

no low light filter like with other webcams

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First web cam friendly

 

It's a good camera but after using it for about a year, I'm ready for an upgrade. It's good as a first web cam and to start off with. I would some what recommend it. In reality though, just save up for a really nice one if ... Expand full review

I bought it for a low price, which is why I got it

You need LOTS of light, and mine had this fuzzy inside

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No so great

 

This does not work indoors very well. It requires too much light. WHen I use it with chat, the only setting that does not cause it to freeze is Auto. Also, the picture you see is not exactly the same as you send. The one you send tends to be smaller...

Works with XP

Poor pictures needs lots of light

Consumer review by:

WORST I'VE EVER USED

 

Everything about thie design speaks of absolutely no end user testing. I got this today as a Valentine's gift and I can't tell my honey what trash it is. I have sent a plea to Creative to xchange for the one webcam that may be ok from them, ... Expand...

I actually like NOTHING! Seriously. The entire design is lacking. There is no built-in mike. You use the headset/mike that comes with it so you lose your speakers. The focus or LACK thereof is manual I has 0 depth of field even in a bright room

Just about ALL cept the well designed mount. The mic in the headset in a dongle & even w/my SoundMAX card set to max gain has be held close to my lips. My version is a VF0230, the VF0410 _WITH THE SAME MODEL NAME SO BEWARE!_ only gain buitin mic

Consumer review by:

Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Webcam

 

Go to web camera center. Click on source uncheck the Auto exposure checkbox. Increase the exposure for better quality of picture. This is a simple remedy to get great quality picture from the camera.

Universal base. Good quality of picture. Good face detection

Default setting is with bad and dark picture quality

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Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Webcam

 

Well, I have to agree with "ilil" but it seems everyone here is just putting up a POSITIVE review without actually trying out the camera, because WE ALL BOUGHT IT FOR 5 BUCKS. Once again, X-mas time is upon us and us Uber-geeks go online and buy tons...

Universal base

Horrible picture quality, Dark picture quality, Limited Control of picture quality, Ton of garbage software applications

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Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Webcam

 

I bought this Creative webcam for $9 after rebate. At this price, it's not too shabby. The image quality is ok, but definitely inferior to the logitech notebook webcam I owned before, especially in the case when the lighting is not strong enough. It...

Ok image quality, comes with separate mic and earbud. CCD sensor

Not have the best image quality

Product Specifications

Live! Cam Video IM Pro comes equipped with high-speed USB 2.0 connection so that you can enjoy faster frame rates and ultra smooth videos. At 30 frames per second, VGA resolution, it would almost feel as if you are chatting face-to-face. Don't worry about lighting and brightness adjustments. Creative Auto Tuning handles it for you, so that you'll enjoy the clearest picture possible. Sit back and have more fun by adding a wide range of special effects and backgrounds to your video chat with the included software, Advanced Video FX.

Configuration

Face Tracking: Yes
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Webcams
Zoom Type:without Zoom
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