Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro Review



User reviews give the Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro a thumbs up for its built-in microphone, special effects, and ease of use. Users report that this webcam's sound and audio are good for the price, and they like the 640x480 pixel resolution, 30 frames/second, 4X zoom, and auto-tuning feature.

Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro reviews from users and experts are positive. Expert reviews of Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro on CNET applaud this cheap webcam's compatibility with all types of instant messenger services, sleek design, creative special effects, and overall performance. The review praises the 640x480 resolution, particularly given the price (some refurbished units are available for $25). Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro reviews on Best Buy are positive overall, and users particularly like its ease of setup, performance, and the value (that is, the performance-price ratio).

The Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro (starting at $42, Amazon) requires 256 MB of RAM and 1.8 GHz of processing speed and is compatible with Windows XP. It moves at 15 frames per second, offers 4X zoom, and has 1.3 megapixels of photo storage space. This webcam's special effects are one of its primary selling points: you can add eyeglasses or masks to your face, create a new hairdo for yourself, or add a background like snowflakes, the Eiffel Tower, or ocean waves. The Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro also provides audio special effects that can make your voice sound like a chipmunk, duck, or robot. Also included in the package is software to create short films.

The Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro is a good webcam for creative consumers who demand good quality and versatile functionality at an affordable price.

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