I bought this webcam because I wanted top quality in a small lightweight package. It is amongst the most expensive but the picture quality is excellent. It is easy to make video adjustments, including settings for daylight, incandescent, fluorescent lighting etc. Low light images are excellent and backlight compensation allows me to use the camera facing a window without any problem. The focus ring is fiddly but adjustment is infrequent so not a problem. There is a folding cover to protect the lens and camera and cable fit neatly into the supplied storage box. This avoids having tangled wires in your laptop bag. On the downside the camera mounting legs appear flimsy and it hooks rather than clips on the laptop screen, it hasn't fallen off but I always fear it might. Also it does not stand up on it's own so is not suitable for a desktop PC. Recording and sending video email is easy, the software quickly compresses a 2 min clip from 20MB to 1MB. In summary excellent video quality and easy to carry.