I've bought a number of cams, and this one is definitely the best. Easy to set up, easy to use. The software is easy to use as well. The features on this camera are great. For instance, the lighting setting can be automatic, so no matter what lighting you have in the room, it automatically adjusts! You can take snapshots and save them as pictures, you can do streaming video. Works with Yahoo!, Skype, Windows Messenger, AOL, all of them. And the follow me feature is very cool. If you move, it follows your face so you stay in the center of the screen. It also has a built-in microphone, so you can record a message with video and sound! Great all around camera. Excellent value!