One of our clients needed a web cam that was "Excellent Quality" and easy to use - this sure fits the bill.
We were using Vista and the webcam comes with a sticker over the USB port telling you not to insert into PC until you have installed software - you must follow this advice or you will waste a lot of time trying to undo the auto-installation of drivers.
We had to download an update to the software but this only took around 10 minutes.
The quality of the image and sound is truly excellent - very clear and not much distortion when far away or close up.
There are a number of cheaper web cams available which do a similar job - but not the same.
If you need a functional webcam try the LifeCam VX-3000 Win USB Port EN/NL/FR/DE EMEA Hdwr
which is almost half price. If you want exceptional quality then this cam is for you.