The LifeCam HD-3000 L2 from Microsoft is a reliable, portable, affordable means of recording video, taking pictures, or web chatting on your computer. This compact webcam records in 16:9 Widescreen 720p HD, letting you capture vivid detailed recordings from your computer. It can also be used for video conferencing with Skype and Windows Live Messenger, allowing the person you're conferencing with to see you with complete clarity. Plus, with the built-in noise cancelling microphone, the person you're conferencing with will hear you in crystal-clear audio. It can also take still photos at a resolution of 1280 x 800. The LifeCam is an excellent tool for recording podcasts and blogs, and for conferencing with colleagues or keeping in touch with friends and family.