If you're looking for an affordable, versatile HD widescreen solution for your web video and photo needs, check out Hewlett Packard's HD-3100 Webcam. Compatible with most Windows notebook and desktop computers, this webcam smoothly streams video at a true HD 720p widescreen resolution and up to 30 frames -per-second. It can also capture video at a variety of smaller resolutions. Because the webcam features a built-in directional microphone and is compatible with AIM, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger, it is great for web chatting. With its HD resolution, built-in microphone, and built-in image enhancing technologies, this webcam is also great for creating, emailing, or posting video blogs. For chatting or blogging, the webcam employs a face-tracking technology that keeps you in the center of the picture. Plus, the webcam can take still pictures at an interpolated resolution of 5.7MP. Because of its USB 2.0 interface, you can connect it directly to your computer's USB port, install the drivers for optimized use with the webcam, and then start using it.
In addition to these features, HP has also ensured that the camera is easy to use and easy to adjust as you use it. It features a 5x zoom, can pan, tilt, and has three quick launch buttons. One button launches your favorite IM program, another button launches the webcam in snapshot photo mode, and another launches it in video recording mode. For getting the most from your webcam, you will find included ArcSoft's Webcam Companion 3, their Magic-i Visual Effects 2, and their ShowBiz software.