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Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD

  • Up to 30fps at HD 720p quality
  • USB 2.0
  • Fixed focus
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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy HD online chats, look no further than the Creative Live! Cam Chat HD. Simply plug it in and play - no software installation required! You can also download the free Live! Central 3 Lite software to record HD 720p videos and snap 5.7-megapixel photos, then share them on YouTube and Facebook with just one easy click. Videos are captured at a smooth rate of 30 frames per second, and coupled with a built-in noise-canceling microphone, you are always assured of high-quality video playback and clear voice chats.

  • newegg Sharp, smooth HD video chats Enjoy sharp 720p HD-quality video captures and smooth playback of up to 30 frames per second.
  • newegg Built-in noise-canceling microphone You won't need to compete with background noise in order to be heard with the built-in noise-canceling microphone. Enjoy only clear, crisp audio - even without the use of a dedicated headset.
  • newegg Just plug and chat - it's a snap Enjoy all the convenience of plug and chat, and none of the tedious hassle of installing drivers! Simply connect the webcam to your computer and video chat instantly with Skype, Windows Live! Messenger or your favorite IM application!
  • newegg One-click upload to Facebook, YouTube and Photobucket A click is all you need to share your favorite HD videos with the world. Post them up on Facebook and YouTube easily using the one-click uploading feature from the free and user-friendly Live! Central 3 Lite software.
  • newegg Do more with new Live! Central 3 Lite software Video and photo sharing with the Live! Cam Chat HD is fast and easy thanks to Live! Central 3 Lite's touchscreen interface that lets you quickly find the file you want. Also, with password-protected parental control, there's no worrying about unauthorized use by your child or anyone else. (Touchscreen feature is applicable on touchscreen-enabled Windows 7 PCs)

Learn more about Live! Cam Chat HD

Model

Brand
Creative
Name
Live! Cam Chat HD
Model
73VF070000000

Spec

Interface
USB 2.0
Max. Image Resolution
5.7 MP (Software Enhanced)
Video Capture Resolution
1280 x 720
Frame Rate
Up to 30fps at HD 720p quality
Focus Settings
Fixed focus
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) / Mac OS X 10.5 / Linux Kernel 2.6

Features

Features
Integrated microphone with noise-cancellation

Plug & chat with Windows, Mac OSX10.5 and Linux 2.6

Snapshot / Live! Contacts button

Multi-attach base

Cable length: 1.5 meters

Packaging

Package Contents
Creative Live! Cam Chat HD Webcam
Multi-language Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Clinton J.
  • 9/10/2014 8:39:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than the Reviews said

Pros: Inexpensive, Combination Mic/Camera, Plug & Play (not pray) design, simplistic setup

Cons: Video quality is slightly more degraded than anticipated.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a 15yr old student doing online classes, that required a video cam/mic for interactive labs. It does everything she asked it to do & works for the class. Would I use it to Skype, game, or telecommute, probably not. But for 2 days a week 1hr sessions it works great & was easy enough for her to setup 4/5 stars.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 8/8/2012 7:10:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks! With Linux!

Pros: Plug and play with Ubuntu 10.10. Cheese picked up the camera right away.

I purchased to use as a home device so I could look in while away. This camera was easy to setup with the webcam package.

When it takes less than an hour to:
- Unpack
- Detect in Linux
- Test pictures
- Setup with the webcam Ubuntu package
- Have it automatically taking pictures every 5 mins and posting them to a shared directory.

You know you have a winner!

Picture quality is very nice for ($25). Sorry newegg I got a better deal somewhere else :(

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I noticed the video was choppy when recording in cheese. However I believe this is due to the machine I was running it on. (AMD zacate 1.X GHz processor that is running apache, multiple scheduled jobs, etc, etc). I did not purchase with video recording in mind but I can not see this being a problem on a stronger and less burdened machine.

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  • Philip S.
  • 6/7/2012 1:55:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEpic Webcam

Pros: Very high video quality, seemly frame rates, works beautifully with Skype

Cons: Limited video options, no fun software ( no funny hats :( )

Other Thoughts: Great Cam overall, just wish it came with decent video effects software

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  • Gerardo N.
  • 3/19/2012 6:14:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage.

Pros: its a webcam

Cons: this webcam causes bluescreens. i have the latest driver from creative website. everytime i use it to video chat with my wife this webcam causes my comp to bluescreen. this isnt newegg's fault. i have a feeling that this will break my comp.. there's a fix i have to unplug it before using it so i wouldnt bluescreen but its extremely annoying.

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  • juan v.
  • 9/22/2011 6:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

Pros: works perfectly, it is very inexpensive

Cons: creative software (not included in box) is not what it used to be.
motion monitoring, for example is now a pay service provided by a 3rd party.

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  • WEIHENG R.
  • 9/4/2011 12:28:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis is a oem or open item

Pros: I order a retail package for this item, but I just receive a open item. It is my first experence to got a open item instead a retail item from newegg.

Cons: None

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4 out of 5 eggsGood to go

Pros: Simple, small and good, solid base. Decent sound quality and video quality is excellent for a $30 webcam. Literal plug and play.

Cons: No privacy screen/slide/cover.

Other Thoughts: For the money, it will be hard to beat it. I picked this webcam up for $30 at a brick and mortar store as an impulse buy.

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  • Torsten R.
  • 8/22/2011 3:53:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsworking fine for me

Pros: Built-in microphone. Just works. Out-of-the-box Linux support.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have two of these - one attached to my parents' Windows box, one attached to my Linux workstation. Both work fine, true plug-and-play, with no drivers needed.

It's a bit tedious to switch Skype to use the camera's microphone instead of soundcard's, especially on Linux with PulseAudio, but that's probably the case with any USB camera with built-in mike.

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  • ROBERT T.
  • 2/16/2011 8:29:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot recommended

Pros: built in mic, clips on laptop display or stands on desk, no drivers needed

Cons: video quality poor, worked 1 day, then colors got washed out, the button for MSN clicked, but does not pop back out

Other Thoughts: I rarely write reviews, but this unit was so disappointing, it's worth sending back for a refund.

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