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Fantastic, if you have any idea of what the expect.
on 10 October 2015
First things first, if you want a webcam for Skype, etc. Look somewhere else, this isn't going to cut it. You will not find a decent webcam, for anything under £20. However, looking at these in the perspective of a home CCTV camera where quality doesn't fuss you, these are perfect. If you want something to look at shed so you can see if you've left it open, or to point out of your front window with a long USB extension to see if your car is still on your driveway then look no further. For little projects, or simple surveillance then these are great, however be warned, they sit between 8 and 12 FPS. Primarily at about 8.2 FPS. I knew before buying these weren't going to be filming in any form of High Definition, and for £2.11 I cannot complain on the 2 week wait. They have a mount for a tripod, variable light intensity (this is very sensitive, more of an on or off function). The inbuilt microphone is good enough to set off a recording on sound detection, but don't expect to be recording your next song through it. The button on top, as far as I can tell, has no function as it does nothing on either my PC or my laptop. Another thing to take into consideration is that the microphone plugs in separately to the camera USB via a 3.5mm Jack. So if you want to run a few of these, you will need a few audio recording jacks. They're £2.11 (at the time of review) so don't expect it to outlive you. The lens may blow out, the connection may come loose. Buy a couple if you want one, you can't guarantee any form of lifetime and there's no point waiting another 2 weeks for delivery. All in all, the picture is good and the focus range is ok (price considered). I was amazed, I've had them a month or so, and neither have died yet (after pretty much 24/7 use). In no way, are these a waste of money, great little cameras if you can understand what to expect for a price tag under £2.50.