I found it one of the best items ever among web cams, makes my friends jealous when comparing the quality. I own and have owned several different camera's and this one seems to have worked the best for me. I really liked this Creative Labs PC-Cam 300 Digital Camera even though it's just a 640x480 camera. it's good for making slideshows converted to VCD/DVD viewing and web pics. It's the only camera I saw that is the clearest webcam compare to Logitec. Compatibility with almost all main messengers, nice picture for that price, simple software. As for the actual performance it works remarkibly well for everything I've used it for. You must remember that you have to install the software before you plug it in and focus the camera manually by turning the lens. Beware of paying twice the price for the upgraded one, only to find the picture quality is the the same but with auto focus or movement tracking which are just expensive gimmicks as you are not going to jump up and down while speaking. Just take good care of its battery casing coz it's not that durable.