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Creative LabsLive! Cam Chat HD
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Fast connection (7)
  • Good in low light (7)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home computer (7)
  • Interactivity (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5), Quality oriented (4), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exactly what I asked for

This product worked great with my desktop Mac computer. Installed in just a few minutes and I can use it for business and just to talk with family. Not expensive and you get more...Read complete review

This product worked great with my desktop Mac computer. Installed in just a few minutes and I can use it for business and just to talk with family. Not expensive and you get more than you ask for. Only thing was that it didn't stay on my computer and i had to use the stand instead.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cam Chat HD by Creative Labs

The Creative Labs Cam Chat HD is a compact camera that attaches to my 27" NEC monitor which allows me to position the image as necessary for proper viewing. My monitor is color...Read complete review

The Creative Labs Cam Chat HD is a compact camera that attaches to my 27" NEC monitor which allows me to position the image as necessary for proper viewing. My monitor is color calibrated monthly so it is easy to determine the accuracy of the colors presented in the camera. At this point all I can say is that the colors seen are warmer/ blotchy than they should be given that I have good natural light for the observation I am talking about here.

This particular cam camera is the 720p version which is marginal at best. No doubt I should have just purchased their 1080p version since this is more standard definition in my eyes.

Given the cam was inexpensive, I can't complain to much, but I will probably write this off as a bad purchase I should not have made.

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2.0

Creative lacks important features

By Bogglesdamind

from Undisclosed

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

Unfortunately this camera lacks both focus and zoom capabilities. It was not usable for my application. For these reasons I cannot recommend.

 
1.0

Camera is poor quality

By Pete

from Rego Park, New York

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

The camera quality is very poor.

 
5.0

Great cam for noisy areas and clear image.

By Rolandojose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

I use the cam for Skype with my family in Europe, the picture and sound are very good. The noise cancellation works well (from what I'm told) since the computer is near a noisy window street.
The image is also very good and the wide aperture of the lens let us be (me and my wife) both at the same time.

 
5.0

Works well. Nice size.

By PTF

from Western Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

This is a nice, basic web cam. It does what it claims to do.

 
4.0

Cheap and compact 2 in 1

By Max

from Beersheba, Israel.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

This is a great little webcam of decent quality, with a built-in microphone.
Fits neatly on a flat surface, as well as on the top of a monitor.

Connects with USB, so doesn't benefit from your sound card, but also only uses one cable.
The microphone is not very sensitive which could be a problem with those with a weaker voice.
Otherwise a great product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Use the microphone, camera hardly ever

By Vince

from Lothian, MD

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

I needed a microphone for my 2014 Mac Mini, which requires a pre amp or a condenser microphone. I wanted something small and relatively expensive. This was an easy and cheap way to get the feature. The camera is an added bonus that I hardly use - Google Chat once in a while and it's fine for that.

 
4.0

Works Well!!!

By Cato

from Southampton, New York

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Chatting On Internet

Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

This Web Cam works well for chatting over the Internet. The picture quality is good. Very easy to use. Really, Just plug in and Talk!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great with my mini MAC

By Daisy

from Rochester, NY

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

      Fine for Skype conversations and the mic even works well. Worth the money and easy to install.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Cam Chat HD by Creative Labs

      By Studio 89

      from Bend, Oregon

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Harsh Colors
        • High Grain

        Best Uses

          Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

          The Creative Labs Cam Chat HD is a compact camera that attaches to my 27" NEC monitor which allows me to position the image as necessary for proper viewing. My monitor is color calibrated monthly so it is easy to determine the accuracy of the colors presented in the camera. At this point all I can say is that the colors seen are warmer/ blotchy than they should be given that I have good natural light for the observation I am talking about here.

          This particular cam camera is the 720p version which is marginal at best. No doubt I should have just purchased their 1080p version since this is more standard definition in my eyes.

          Given the cam was inexpensive, I can't complain to much, but I will probably write this off as a bad purchase I should not have made.

           
          5.0

          Great little camera. Using it with a Mac.

          By Luis

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

              Needed to be able to point the camera at different directions without turning the laptop around. This camera helps with that. Installation comes down to pluging it in. Also you'll need to go into the laptop settings to tell the computer to use this camera as opposed to the built-in camera. The cord could've been a little bit longer though.

               
              4.0

              Good little cam

              By Video Editoe/Producer

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                  I bought this cam because it was described as working for PC and Mac. I have a MacBook pro and there are times I need the other cam for different angles and this is a great help. I sometimes have to show people stuff and it is a lot easier for them to see me do it without me taking over their screen. The problem I have run into is that even if I select this cam as the default, it never is, I have to go in and re-select it as the default cam every time and there are times when it won't switch over to this cam. I have not seen anything on forums about it but will keep looking. Other than the little issue this is a great little cam, takes decent pics and the clarity is really good. If you are looking for something better than this get ready to step your budget up a $ bucks. Maybe I will do that later but for now this is fine.

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice little camera

                  By EZ

                  from NJ

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                  Used for Skype and Hangouts.

                   
                  4.0

                  Decent value cam

                  By Bigpoodle

                  from State College PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Setup

                  Cons

                  • Limited Mounting Options

                  Best Uses

                  • Interactivity
                  • Quick Item Snaps For Ebay

                  Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                  Good enough cam for casual use/webchat at moderate cost.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Works as stated

                  By Kevin = ChefKnife on BF4

                  from Fairfax, VA

                  About Me Hardcore Gamer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Games
                    • Interactivity
                    • Use Mike For Gaming

                    Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                    easy to install, image is very good with proper lighting.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Just it!!!

                    By Gabriel

                    from Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Setup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Interactivity

                      Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                      Plug, play and enjoy. Anything more to do.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great web cam

                      By Lowell - music producer

                      from Austin, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Setup

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Interactivity

                        Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                        Great camera, easy to set up, no additional software to install, immediately recognized by my applications. Mic sound pick up works well. Image is clear and stable.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Not worth the money.

                        By Sonet

                        from Pasadena, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Bad quality
                        • TERRIBLE

                        Best Uses

                        • Non

                        Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                        I thought this was going to be a reasonable camera for simple unprofessional things, such as video chatting or taking a couple of shots. BOY I was wrong.. it is perhaps the worst quality picture I've ever seen.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great image capture and affordable!

                        By OfficeTech

                        from Battle Creek, Michigan

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Still Images
                        • Good In Low Light
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Needed A Longer Cord

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                          We primarily use this cam at the office for taking images of new members for our directory database. This takes clear still images, which is what we needed it for most. It was nice to find a cam that could even take decent stills let alone clear and good quality for such an affordable price. I am sure the video quality is nice as well, but have yet to use it for that purpose. Setup is super easy and easy image capture as well. No training or tech skills needed.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          great webcam for the price

                          By Mowsuf

                          from Bronx, NY

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast Connection
                          • Good In Low Light
                          • Sharp Image

                          Cons

                          • Video Lags A Bit

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Laptop

                          Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                          I am using this webcam on a Mac and it works pretty well. There is a slight lag in the video but nothing that makes it unusable. Picture quality is great. Would definitely recommend this to others.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great little webcam

                          By G Man

                          from NY, NY

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast Connection
                          • Good In Low Light
                          • Sharp Image

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer
                            • Monitoring

                            Comments about Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD:

                            Great video chat cam, can be positioned almost anywhere.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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