Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD vs Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD

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Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD
Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2.7MP higher megapixel Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a megapixel of 5.7MP, but the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is only a 3MP webcam (2.7MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

Built-in microphone Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a built-in microphone, however the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD does not have a built-in microphone. Read more

A webcam with built-in microphone allows you to record sound and video at the same time.

A built-in microphone is essential when using the webcam for video calls and you will not need to attach an external microphone to your computer or laptop. If you want to use a webcam to record images only, a built-in microphone is not required.

Expert reviews are significantly better
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has an average expert review score of 60% based on 1 review, whereas the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD has an average rating of 40% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has an average user review score of 82% based on 167 reviews, whereas the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD has an average rating of 75% (based on 49 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Smaller minimum hard disk space Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 500MB minimum hard disk space webcam. That's 12MB smaller than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD (500MB).
Cheaper by $246
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD costs $29.99, whereas the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD is $276.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
12MB bigger minimum hard disk space Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a minimum hard disk space of 512MB, but the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 500MB minimum hard disk space webcam (12MB smaller).
$246 more expensive
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD is more expensive than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD by $246.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD, but 2 retailers sell the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this webcam, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 3MP webcam. That's 2.7MP lower than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD (3MP). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD does not have a built-in microphone, however the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has a built-in microphone. Read more

A webcam with built-in microphone allows you to record sound and video at the same time.

A built-in microphone is essential when using the webcam for video calls and you will not need to attach an external microphone to your computer or laptop. If you want to use a webcam to record images only, a built-in microphone is not required.

Expert review Rating is hugely Worse
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD only has an average expert score of 40%, but the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has an average expert rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is Worse
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD only has an average user score of 75%, but the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD has an average user rating of 82% (based on 167 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 34 months Ago

Performance

Megapixel
5.7MP
BEST
3MP
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Zoom Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Zoom capability
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
BEST
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Basic x64
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
BEST
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Basic x64
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
Linux Operating Systems Supported
 Linux operating systems supported
 Linux operating systems supported
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7MP
Photo Feature
 Photo feature
 Photo feature
Supported Video Modes
 720p
 720p
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1280×720@30fps
 640x480@30fps
 1280×720@30fps
 640x480@30fps
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
1280 x 720 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Mounting Type
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Interface
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Cable Length
1.5m 1.5m
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Other Features

Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows, Mac OS X 10.5, Linux 2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Required
 USB required
 USB required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
512MB 500MB
BEST
Minimum RAM
512MB 512MB
Minimum Processor
Intel Pentium 4 2,4 GHz/AMD Athlon 2.4GHz
Compatibility
Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) / Mac OS X 10.5 / Linux ® Kernel 2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Data

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Bundled Software
Touchscreen control,Online Sharing,Parental Control Live! Central 3 Lite
Quantity
1 1
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