Creative Live! Cam Optia AF Tops its Already-Excellent Predecessor

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We're already deeply satisfied with the Creative Live! Cam Optia, a highly refined webcam which we use and dig every day, and now the company has improved upon that with the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF, moving up the megapixelage from 1.3 to 2.0 and adding autofocus. That larger sensor gives you sweet 640x480 video at 30 frames per second, improving upon what already looks excellent, especially for a webcam.

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Creative's also put a new dual microphone on board and added audio noise reduction—a welcome improvement—and smart face tracking software that will keep that mug of yours in the center of the frame. We're glad to see that this autofocus model keeps the same outstanding form factor of its predecessor, which sits perfectly atop LCD displays, and conveniently pans a useful range and tilts a full 270 degrees. Available in April, expect its initial retail price quote of $154 to shrink once it hits the street.

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Creative Live! Cam Optia AF [Gadgetcentre]

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Well it's nice to know the camwhores have something to look forward to.