good non Creative Labs web cam?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by TS Mathews, Mar 31, 2007.

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    TS Mathews Guest

    I have a Creative Labs Web Cam Live which doesn't work with Vista. As I
    bought it AFTER Vista had been released, I didn't bother to check to see if
    it would work with Vista but, now that I've installed Vista, I find it
    doesn't and Creative Labs has no plans on issuing a driver for it.

    So, I still want a web cam but want to give someone else my business BUT as
    I've always had Creative Labs cams, I know nothing about any of the others.
    Can/will any of you offer a suggestion or two as to a good quality web cam?
    It doesn't have to be a studio quality camera...simply good enough for the
    chats with my kids and grandkids so I want decent video without jumping or
    pixelling but I don't need special effects, zoom etc.

    TS Mathews, Mar 31, 2007
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    Jim Bruton Guest

    Based on all the posts in the last 2 months, I would stay away from Creative
    products. Their programmers seem to be having a hard time releasing decent
    Vista drivers. On the webcam, I'm using Logitech's Quickcam Ultravision -
    works fine with their Vista driver up on their website (using Vista ultimate
    32 bit)
    Jim Bruton, Mar 31, 2007
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    Noozer Guest

    I'd say to avoid anything by Logitech. They've had a problem with their
    drivers for MONTHS where your PC won't boot Windows if the cam is plugged
    in. Logitech still won't acknowledge the issue, but one look in there forums
    shows a lot of folks having this issue.
    Noozer, Mar 31, 2007
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    TS Mathews Guest

    I'm thinking more and more that the best answer might just be Mac. ;-)
    TS Mathews, Mar 31, 2007
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    Charlie Guest

    I have a newer Creative Web Cam and it works great. Vista assigned generic
    drivers to the web cam when I installed the OS. However I can't do some of
    the Creative driver specific functions such as zoom.
    Charlie, Mar 31, 2007
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    Drew Guest

    Running Logitech's quickcam ultra on Vista business and having no
    problems...This is my fourth Logitech camera on my third op system
    (ME,,xp,,Vista)..Never had a bit of trouble with any Logitech product on any
    of my systems..Whether it is a keyboard,,,mouse,,camera,,,game controllers
    or speakers...Just never had a problem....By the way I still have all those
    cameras and use them on other computers that my family have......Just my 2
    cents...Have a better day !!!
    Drew, Mar 31, 2007
  7. When you state something like that you should post supporting documentation.
    Until then it is opinion, not fact.

    My Logitech Webcam is plugged in constantly and I boot into Windows without
    any problems.



    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
    Richard Urban, Apr 1, 2007
  8. Logitech Quickcam 4000 works fine under Vista with latest driver. Even
    applications are working fine now.

    Daniel Valot
    Daniel F Valot, Apr 1, 2007
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