HP Deluxe Webcam Review

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One of few webcams that work with Mac computers, the HP Deluxe wins rave reviews from users for its ease of setup and use, wide IM compatibility range, and visual quality that approximates high-definition video. This webcam features 1280x1024 resolution, 5X zoom, 30 frames/second, autofocus that follows your face when you move around in front of the camera, and plenty of photo storage.

If you're looking for a cheap webcam that has plenty of features and particularly excellent audio and visual quality, the HP Deluxe Webcam is a good choice. HP Webcam reviews on Best Buy award this model an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars for being inexpensive, user-friendly, and for delivering top-level visuals and sound. It's also popular among consumers posting on Walmart, where 91% say they would recommend this webcam to a friend and 60 out of 69 HP Deluxe Webcam reviews assign it at least 4 stars. One particular HP Webcam review on Walmart specifically comments on the excellent quality (both audio and visual) and notes it also takes crystal clear still shots.

The HP Deluxe Webcam (starting at $100, Amazon) is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and needs a minimum 1.67 GHz of processing speed and 512 MB of RAM. It also has impressive 1280x1024 resolution, 5X zoom, and 30 fps, and interacts with all types of instant messenger services. And with its 8 megapixels, the HP Webcam Deluxe boasts the largest photo storage capacity by far compared to other cheap webcams.

Few HP Deluxe Webcam reviews by consumers included any negative comments, although we did notice that some users find the set up a bit tedious and some express disappointment with the quality of the support services from HP staff. That said, we like several things about this webcam, particularly the quality of the video and its broad compatibility. Beyond potential setup issues, for $25, it's hard to go wrong with the HP Deluxe Webcam.

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