Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 Webcam
One draw back that other people have mentioned is the clip, which I agree to. I don’t know my monitor depth, but I do know it’s bulky, and I did have to adjust it a bit to sit in place. But that’s my fault for having a fat monitor. If you have a slim monitor, I don’t believe the clip will be an issue at all.One person that gave a review said this webcam was huge, said it was like setting a mattress atop their PC. That’s not true at all, and I was expecting this huge brick in the mail when I read that, only to find out it was pretty tiny. If you want a visual comparison, it’s the size a of a cigarette lighter exactly (no bigger, no smaller in height & width). It has the thickness just under 2 lighters stacked.If you have any issues with lag, just try out the different programs (yahoo, aim, windows live, skype). My friend ordered a rocketfish webcam (with more mega pixels than mine) yet his lag was ridiculous on yahoo (up to 2 minutes delay) but on skype they both worked perfect combined. So you definitely want to try out the different chat programs to see what works best, you may end up assuming the quality is the camera, when in reality its the server you are using.I bought this webcam to use with an old IBM Thinkpad R-30 since it is compatible with the old 1 ghz Pentium III processor and Windows XP OS. It is difficult to find cameras that work with the slower processors. The price was good and Amazon.com delivered the product quickly and without problem. The camera installed and activated with no problems with a good quality image displayed on the computer. Sometimes when turned on there is a multiple image with snow displayed that disappears with a reboot – most likely straining the older system that I am using.The MS Messenger activation button on the top of the camera is rather large and very sensitive, making it awkward to position the camera without initiating the circuit.