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Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD Webcam

1MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Apr 2014
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

People who bought this medium megapixel count webcam rated this webcam 82% on average.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Esca Jensen wrote “I'm very pleased with how easy it is to use” and scored this webcam very highly. Mr Optimum wrote in his review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD “First time I've purchased a webcam, so I've nothing to compare it to in terms of ease of use and installation”. Mr Optimum also said “I hope the manufacturer makes note of this.I don't believe these minor points are worth deducting a star rating thoughOtherwise a great quality picture and easy to use”.

A few people who bought the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD mentioned that it was easy to setup. Bullswool said in their review on Amazon four years ago “It was easy to fit, 'setting up' posed no problems”. Lee in York wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and the built in microphone sounds fine” in his Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD review. Monsieur French said in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD “It is really simple to set up, in fact you just plug it in to the USB port” .

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Good Product Quality

Some Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD was good quality. B. Holloway wrote on Amazon “Great picture quality and sound” in their Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD review. Benjibar said on Amazon “Using a light or with the window elsewhere the picture quality is good” and rated this webcam 5 stars. Broadsword Calling Danny Boy wrote in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD “Picture quality fine if you keep still” .

Nice Design

Eight people mentioned that it was neat. Icm mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Neat and effective”. J. W. Visser wrote on Amazon two years ago “And neat (although the box is big)” in their review and scored the product 4 stars. Moggins mentioned in their review “This neat little webcam has high quality pictures” and rated the product 5 stars.

Two people who purchased the product wrote that it was a good design. Three years ago Sindy she mentioned on Amazon “It is very light plus it is a very clever design which you can clip on your laptop or just stand it anywhere else.I really like it a lot”.

Several people considered that this webcam was good looking. Faizan Sheikh wrote in their review on Amazon “Nice looking, hi-tech webcam for all purposes” and rated it as very good. S. Install said on Amazon “This was a pretty decent (3-4 star) webcam I got some use out of when I first got it” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

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Robust

A few Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners wrote in their reviews that this webcam was well made. Barjac scored the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon five years ago “This webcam is a uvc device which makes it excellent for use with Linux, as the drivers are built into current kernels”. Mr. Mouse scored it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Worked out of the box with Skype and all the built in Apple apps that use video”. Mr. Mouse also said “Built in microphone is also very useful for a machine that has neither Mic or Camera”.

One customer who reviewed this webcam mentioned that it was strong and durable. Mr. J. D. Mitchell wrote two years ago “It's durable & reliable” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners mentioned that it had a good microphone. Andy said “Clear images and sound”. Dave Davies he mentioned in his review “Family say they get a good Image and Audio”. Dt said in their review of the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD “Good picture quality, excellent sound and it worked straight out of the box in Winows 10 64 bits Home Edition”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners who purchased it agreed that it produced a sharp image. Two years ago Amk said on Amazon “The picture was crisp and clear” in their review of this webcam. Mikko Kettu mentioned in their review on Amazon “Sound quality of the mic are both very good indeed, with sharp well coloured images”.

One Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD reviewer who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it produced clear images. H. wrote “Crystal clear image” in their review of this webcam and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD owners considered that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Dharin gave the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “This USB cam has very good picture quality over Skype, is literally plug”. This year Jazz wrote in their review “It has a reasonably long USB lead so plugging it in then placing it appropriately is quite easy”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Avatarbuddha781 said “Wish it was wi-fi though! Overall a good HD camera from an excellent brand(love Creative products”.

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Good Brand

Creative Labs has good average ratings for its medium megapixel count webcams as well as across its entire webcam range compared to other manufacturers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD said that it was noisy. Ozman said “The picture is a little sharper than the old E3500 and the sound (and the noise cancelling) is much better” in their review of this webcam.

Good Size

One customer considered that it was thin. Seany wrote “Sadly my monitor is thinner than this and has a slightly curved back, so the camera doesn't mount on it at all” in their review of this webcam.

Mac Compatible

The Live! Cam Chat HD is Mac compatible, unlike most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the Live! Cam Chat HD which are not Mac compatible.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the Live! Cam Chat HD also have a built-in microphone.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the Logitech B910[plb_726696_price], the Genius WideCam F100[plb_2438075_price], or the Labtec C270[plb_1912361_price] which has better reviews.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of this age and spec.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The Live! Cam Chat HD has a snapshot button, unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which do not have a snapshot button.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams with a snapshot button currently available including the Trust Trino[plb_1437280_price], or the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price] which has better reviews.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Creative Labs webcam received an expert rating of 60% from pcworld.pl. That puts this medium megapixel count webcam in the bottom 22% of all the webcams of this age and spec.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than two years do not have a motion detector. The Live! Cam Chat HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD is not USB powered. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the Live! Cam Chat HD are also not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth looking at include the Genius WideCam F100[plb_2438075_price], the Labtec C270[plb_1912361_price], or the Trust Trino[plb_1437280_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Live! Cam Chat HD, the Live! Cam Chat HD does not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which also feature face tracking to this webcam and we think the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price], or the Hercules HD Twist[plb_365539_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the Live! Cam Chat HD, the Live! Cam Chat HD is not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Genius WideCam F100[plb_2438075_price], or the A4Tech PK-950H[plb_2499372_price] or the A4Tech PK-910H[plb_1490779_price].

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams of a similar type and age to the Live! Cam Chat HD do not have a zoom capability. The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

Other webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might also want to look at include the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price], or the L-Link LL-4186[plb_2285710_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Live! Cam Chat HD does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the Live! Cam Chat HD also do not have a night mode.

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Quite Short Cable Length

The shortest cable length of webcams of this age and type is 0.91m, the longest is 2m, and the average cable length is 1.5m. The Live! Cam Chat HD has one of the shorter cable lengths (only 1.5 meters) amongst medium megapixel count webcams of this age.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other webcams of a similar age and spec to the Live! Cam Chat HD, the minimum hard disk space of the Live! Cam Chat HD of 512 megabytes is one of the biggest. Webcams of this age and type have minimum hard disk space of between 200MB and 520MB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 280MB.

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Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a relatively standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of this spec and age.

Alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to look at include the Hercules HD Twist[plb_365539_price], the Logitech B910[plb_726696_price], or the Trust Trino[plb_1437280_price] which has better reviews.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This medium megapixel count webcam was released over six years ago.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
25 January 2011

Kamera ma kszta?t sp?aszczonego walca, do którego przymocowana jest plastykowa podstawka. Mo?na j? zamocowa? na monitorze LCD, laptopie czy postawi? na blacie biurka. Niestety nie mamy mo?liwo?ci... Read more…

GE's new Profile Series French door model has a stylish slate finish and understated touch panel controls, complete with a nifty Autofill water dispenser that'll automatically fill your glass up witho
Easy to set up
Good sound quality
Lightweight
Exhilarating stereo imaging
The interior feels a little more cramped than you might like in this price range largely because some of the indoor shelves are too narrow to be of much use
No highpass filter
A little chunky
Intentionally left blank
Though comfortable, the ergonomic ear pads don't offer the best sound isolation

User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 June 2011 by Stephanie
Stephanie would recommend the Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD (Verified Purchase)

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.... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2011 by Photobuff
Photobuff would recommend the Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD (Verified Purchase)

I sent this webcam to my daughter so we could chat via skype. she is very happy with the size of the little cam and how easy it was to set up and I am impressed with how clear the picture is.... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2012 by Attksu
Attksu would recommend the Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD (Verified Purchase)

I bought this item as a gift They love it so much...

Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Lowell - music producer
Lowell - music producer would recommend the Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD (Verified Purchase)

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...

Reviewed 21 February 2013 by OfficeTech
OfficeTech would recommend the Creative 73VF070000000 Live! Cam Chat HD (Verified Purchase)

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... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vf0790, vf0700, CREATIVE, 73vf07000001, 5390660174285, 73vf070000001, creative p197815, creative p197815p
Barcodes 00012302663883, 00012302982144, 00022015024543, 00031111974980, 00041002022683, 00041114073122, 00054651174276, 00088022216753, 00100177340609, 00523161148812, 00666672849240, 00971471425442, 00999994463093, 01216409851092, 05052276325399, 05053252163493, 05053313220172, 05053313870056, 05054484170211, 05054533170216, 05054629714348, 05390660174285, 05425655988957, 08656112380855, 5390660174285, 73vf070000001

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