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Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD Webcam

£23.00
5.7MP 1280 X 720 Sep 2010
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Snapshot Button Release Date
Reasonably priced
Robust
Expert reviews are poor
168 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago Anthony Richards said “I searched quite hard to find a reasonably priced webcam with microphone that was compatible with my new Mac Mini”. Three years ago David Tollow he mentioned in his review of this webcam “So - five stars from me, does exactly what I need (on the Mac) and at a great price”. Dt wrote “Good value”.

Some people said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Mr. M. Marsh said on Amazon “Cheap camera with good reviews”. Sohail Qureshi said on Amazon “For the price, well in my opinion its a bargain!” and scored it very highly.

One person who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Rafal Janus said on Amazon “A decent, budget camera - gives good enough sound” and gave the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners who reviewed it thought it had a good microphone. Andy said “Clear images and sound” in his review of this webcam and scored it 80 out of 100. Dave Davies said in his review of this webcam four years ago “Family say they get a good Image and Audio”. Dt gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “Good picture quality, excellent sound and it worked straight out of the box in Winows 10 64 bits Home Edition”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners wrote in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. Amk mentioned in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD “The picture was crisp and clear” . Mikko Kettu mentioned on Amazon “Sound quality of the mic are both very good indeed, with sharp well coloured images”.

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewer who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it produced clear images. H. scored the product 5 stars and wrote “Crystal clear image” in their review.

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website pcworld.pl scored this webcam 60%. It seems that experts are not that keen on this Creative Labs webcam.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 312 user reviews this webcam has an overall user rating of 82 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Creative Labs Has Good Webcam Reviews

Based on 597 user and expert reviews (including 106 verified purchases), Creative Labs has good ratings for its webcams. Creative Labs also has good ratings specifically for its webcams compared to other manufacturers. 85% of those that bought a Creative Labs webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Barjac said on Amazon “This webcam is a uvc device which makes it excellent for use with Linux, as the drivers are built into current kernels” in their review and gave this webcam a rating of 80 out of 100. Lee in York wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy to set up and the built in microphone sounds fine” in his review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD. Mr. Mouse scored this webcam 80 out of 100 and wrote “Worked out of the box with Skype and all the built in Apple apps that use video” in their review of this webcam.

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewer considered that this webcam was strong and durable. Mr. J. D. Mitchell wrote three years ago “It's durable & reliable” in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD.

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Nice Design

Several customers reckoned that the product was neat. Icm scored it very highly and mentioned “Neat and effective” in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD. J. W. Visser rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon “And neat (although the box is big)”. Moggins said six years ago “This neat little webcam has high quality pictures” and rated the product 5 stars.

Two Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Faizan Sheikh wrote on Amazon three years ago “Nice looking, hi-tech webcam for all purposes”. Last year S. Install mentioned “This was a pretty decent (3-4 star) webcam I got some use out of when I first got it” but despite that they gave it a score of 2 stars.

A few Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Four years ago Sindy mentioned on Amazon “It is very light plus it is a very clever design which you can clip on your laptop or just stand it anywhere else.I really like it a lot”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reckoned that it was easy to use. Esca Jensen mentioned “I'm very pleased with how easy it is to use” in their Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD review. Mr Optimum scored it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “First time I've purchased a webcam, so I've nothing to compare it to in terms of ease of use and installation”. Mr Optimum also mentioned “I hope the manufacturer makes note of this.I don't believe these minor points are worth deducting a star rating thoughOtherwise a great quality picture and easy to use”.

Some Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Bullswool mentioned on Amazon “It was easy to fit, 'setting up' posed no problems” and scored the product 5 stars. Monsieur French mentioned on Amazon “It is really simple to set up, in fact you just plug it in to the USB port”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewers considered that it was good quality. B. Holloway rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great picture quality and sound” in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD. Benjibar said “Using a light or with the window elsewhere the picture quality is good” in their Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD review. Three years ago Broadsword Calling Danny Boy wrote on Amazon “Picture quality fine if you keep still” in their review of this webcam but they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony PlayStation Eye (£23.70), the HP 2100 (£23.89), or the Trust Trino (£20.97) which all of have better reviews.

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Good Connectivity

Some Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewers considered that this webcam was good in terms of USB connections. Dharin said on Amazon “This USB cam has very good picture quality over Skype, is literally plug”. Jazz gave this webcam a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has a reasonably long USB lead so plugging it in then placing it appropriately is quite easy” in their review of this webcam.

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewer mentioned that this webcam was wifi compatible. Avatarbuddha781 said “Wish it was wi-fi though! Overall a good HD camera from an excellent brand(love Creative products” in their review of this webcam.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owner who reviewed it said that it was noisy. Ozman said “The picture is a little sharper than the old E3500 and the sound (and the noise cancelling) is much better” in their review of this webcam.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewer considered that it was thin. Seany mentioned four years ago “Sadly my monitor is thinner than this and has a slightly curved back, so the camera doesn't mount on it at all” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

Creative Labs released the Live! Cam Chat HD in September 2010.


Performance

Fairly High Megapixel

The Live! Cam Chat HD has one of the higher megapixels (5.7 megapixels) amongst webcams of this age. The average megapixel of webcams of a similar spec and age to this webcam is 2.5MP.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Live! Cam Chat HD has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all webcams of a similar spec and age to this webcam is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Photo Feature

The Live! Cam Chat HD has a photo feature, as do most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to this webcam.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers creative p197815p, 5390660174285, 73vf070000001, 73vf07000001, vf0790
Barcodes 00012302663883, 00012302982144, 00022015024543, 00031111974980, 00041002022683, 00041114073122, 00054651174276, 00088022216753, 00100177340609, 00523161148812, 00666672849240, 00971471425442, 00999994463093, 01216409851092, 05052276325399, 05053252163493, 05053313220172, 05053313870056, 05054484170211, 05054533170216, 05054629714348, 05390660174285, 05425655988957, 08656112380855, 5390660174285, 73vf070000001

Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD Review Sources

To prepare this Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD review we compared this webcam to 282 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,012 product attributes, 14,050 webcam reviews and 720,000 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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