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HP KQ245AA Premium Autofocus Webcam

October 26, 2010 by  
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  • Up to 12-Megapixel still image capture with software interpolation.
  • 2-Megapixel sensor with Autofocus in a small form factor webcam.
  • Unique easy clip option: for stable, secure and easy to attach to select HP monitors.
  • HP Instant Video, HP Instant Image Capture and HP Instant Chat button to automatically launch your preferred Instant Messaging program
  • Take full advantage of your broadband access and enjoy up to 30 frames per second for smooth and natural body motion.

Product Description
HP’s compact Premium Autofocus Webcam has a 2 megapixel sensor with autofocus. It features quick-launch buttons1 for chat, making videos, and taking photos. Works with these instant messaging programs: AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger.Our compact Premium Autofocus Webcam has a 2 megapixel sensor with autofocus. It features quick-launch buttons1 for chat, making videos, and taking photos. Works with these instant messaging programs: AIM, Window… More >>


HP KQ245AA Premium Autofocus Webcam

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5 Responses to “HP KQ245AA Premium Autofocus Webcam”
  1. This camera has worked well for my purpose, which is just talking with my girlfriend on Skype while she’s away. It has good clarity, although if you move around too much, the autofocus seems to get a little confused and the picture becomes blurry, but it’s easy to quickly “refresh” the camera by turning video off, then back on. My biggest complaint is it seems to freeze up quite a bit, while my girlfriend’s webcam that came built in to her Toshiba laptop never freezes. When it freezes, sometimes I’ll have to “refresh” the camera and sometimes it will unfreeze itself. Also, in order to have a clear enough picture, the camera needs a fair amount of light, so don’t try to use it in the dark – you won’t be able to see anything!
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. GaryPen says:

    I was really looking forward to receiving this webcam based on the reviews here, and because of the specs. Also, I was lucky enough to grab it during a temporary price drop, making it a huge bargain. However, the image quality is so poor, it isn’t worth even the relatively low price I paid.

    The image on the PC it is hooked up to is grainy and fuzzy. The only way I could get the picture to look half way decent on its “home” PC was within one of the bazillion ArcSoft application the CD installs. The video on the other end of Skype calls is close to unwatchable. And, there is no way to adjust the resolution within the driver’s webcam settings.

    Who uses these useless applications anyway? It is a WEB cam. Its main purpose is for video communications across the WEB. So, the only software necessary is the driver software. AND, that driver software needs to be able to utilize the full resolution and capability of the webcam.

    Unfortunately, this piece o crap is going back to Amazon. I’ll just have to get another Creative Optia or perhaps try a Logitech 9000 which seems to get great reviews. (Then again, this one got some good ones, too.)
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Pros: 1. Auto focus

    2. Really good video quality with actual 2MP sensor

    3. Quick and easy buttons for taking pictures, recording video

    4. Versatile mounting options (two brackets included)

    5. Video and sound in single USB link

    6. Great build quality

    Cons: Um, didn’t find any at the moment

    This camera is really worth for its price. I have purchased several other brands prior to this, but none of them gave a picture quality of this good. In fact, it performs as well as my Sony VAIO built-in Web cam. It can handle low light conditions fairly well. I really like the fact that it has just one USB wire for both video and sound (makes your life easy with less wires). It has two mounting brackets to suit your desktop or laptop.

    I am using it with Windows7, Windows Vista Home Premium, and Ubuntu 9.04. It works equally well in all these OSs. No installation needed with Ubuntu 9.04. So if you are looking for a good cam to use with Skype, this is one choice you can go with.

    The bottom line is, it’s a really good camera for a price less than $50.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. The camera worked just fine with the Skype software. I would say my computer is kind of outdated, like an HP 512MB of RAM, and 1.4GHz in a Celeron M processor.

    I thought about buying a Logitec camera first but decided to risk it and give this camera a try, so to keep only on computer hardware manufacturer.

    I am glad I did, and I do not regret buying it. The image is very clear, and the cool autofocus function works great.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Mark says:

    I needed a webcam to use on a Mac Mini and a PC with Skype. Did a bit of reading and decided that this HP cam might fit the bill. Came on Amazon and read the conflicting reviews – however more reviewers said it was a decent cam with little effort on the Mac platform. Took the plunge and purchased a used cam with no frills. Installed on my Mac mini and it worked ‘instantly’ in all video apps. No tweaking. No software required. GREAT audio capture as well -solves the ‘problem’ of not having amplified microphone input on the Mac mini… Kinda grainy video, but not outside the norm for the average webcam (adjust your local lighting for best effect – read: purchase a darn desk lamp!) Good adjustability. Buttons on top do not work on Mac – but you really don’t need them…

    Works fine on PC with all features active. Software could be more refined – but does the job.

    Device fits HP monitors such as L2035, L2335 with a deeper bezel. Very stable. But I could see how a thinner bezel might offer a slightly shakier fit.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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