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Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and usability, but there are some negative reviews about the size and reliability.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Rick Broida (pcmag.com)

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

The Creative Live! Cam Optia AF doesn't have the best image quality, but the fun, practical software lets you do more than videoconferencing.

2-megapixel sensor. Lens rotates to let you shoot what's in front of you, not just you. Fun, diverse selection of bundled software.

Slow, annoying autofocus. Face-tracking feature barely works. So-so image quality.

The sleek, cylindrical Optia AF relies on a ball-and-socket joint that lets it rotate 270 degrees and pivot roughly 15 degrees. That means you can adjust the lens to point at someone sitting next to you without having to move your monitor, and you can...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF review: Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

Can do remote monitoring and time-lapse video; ball-and-socket joint provides flexibility; camera rotates 270 degrees; stand works equally well on top of desk or atop a monitor.

Image quality struggles in low light; buggy software; face tracking feature is useless.

If remote video surveillance or time-lapse photography is something you want to do with a Webcam, the Creative Live Cam Optia AF is a good pick. For all others, Logitech has a better (and slightly cheaper) Webcam.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Live! Cam Optia

 

This inexpensive, portable Webcam takes surprisingly good video, but it lacks an integrated microphone.

Integrated clip so you can attach it to a notebook, Good-quality video in moderate lighting

Lacks integrated microphone, No auto-focus

Bottom line: The Optia is pretty inexpensive, and the video is pretty nice--for a Webcam

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Everything USB (everythingusb.com)

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

Unfortunately, the webcam's smart external design, intuitive software package and cool secondary features don't make up for the problems with audio/video sync in recordings.

Durable design, Remote monitoring, motion capture & time lapse, Intuitive control center software design, Smart customization fixes almost every problem, Face tracking and animations work well

Remote monitoring doesn't work with every FTP server, Video quality lags behind other webcams, Auto focus and face tracking struggle to adjust when facing bright lights, Audio and video don't sync up properly, Noise reduction makes audio sound thin

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Creative Live!Cam Optia AF webcam

 

Creative have long been known for its webcams (my first webcam in 1999 was a Creative) but has the company lost its way with the barrage of alternatives available from the likes of Logitech or Philips? We get recording to find out. Claiming to be the...

Auto-focus, easy to install, good results

Auto focus can go a bit crazy, need a fast computer

Easy to use and potentially impressive results, as long as you've got the machine to match, mean that for the £60 this will set you back you can't go wrong.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Creative Live! Cam Optia review

 

An average performer that doesn't really inspire

Looks good ; Great software bundle

Expensive and not really a great performer

It may look good but it doesn't really deliver. Wait for something better to come along

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (pcformat.co.uk)

Creative Live! Cam Optia

 

While the last decade has seen the rest of the digicam world undergo a frenetic patch of technical evolution, it seems webcam developers have been taking it easier

Looks good, Great software bundle

Expensive and not really a great performer

It may look good but it doesn't really deliver. Wait for something better to come along

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Carrie-Ann Skinner (techadvisor.co.uk)

Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro webcam

 

It may be small, but the Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro offers a large variety of functions and is the ideal family webcam.

If you're after a webcam that offers fun for all the family and peace of mind where younger children are concerned, then the Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro fits the bill. But it's not cheap.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Creative Live Cam Optia AF

 

If remote video surveillance or time-lapse photography is something you want to do with a Webcam, the Creative Live Cam Optia AF is a good pick. For all others, Logitech has a better (and slightly cheaper) Webcam.

Can do remote monitoring and time-lapse video ; Ball-and-socket joint provides flexibility ; Camera rotates 270 degrees ; Stand works equally well on top of desk or atop a monitor

Image quality struggles in low light ; Buggy software ; Face tracking feature is useless

Creative backs the Live Cam Optia AF with a one-year warranty.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF review: Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

Can do remote monitoring and time-lapse video; ball-and-socket joint provides flexibility; camera rotates 270 degrees; stand works equally well on top of desk or atop a monitor.

Image quality struggles in low light; buggy software; face tracking feature is useless.

If remote video surveillance or time-lapse photography is something you want to do with a Webcam, the Creative Live Cam Optia AF is a good pick. For all others, Logitech has a better (and slightly cheaper) Webcam.

Nov, 2007

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