Creative Live! Cam 1080p V2 review: the compact webcam

In this review we will find out how Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2, the new webcam designed by Creative. Let’s analyze it in detail

Having to spends the days in home working in smart working, the past time in front of a computer to juggle conference ad another has increased dramatically, making the presence of webcam supplied. With this review we want to show you Creative’s latest product, the Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2, second improved version of the Singapore company’s webcam.

Technical specifications:

  • Dimensions: 83 x 58 x 60 (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 100g
  • Resolution: 2MP, 1080p, 30FPS
  • Field of view: 77°
  • Cable: 1.8m with USB A connector
  • Microphones: system with two omnidirectional microphones
  • Extra: Integrated lens cap, tripod mount, Plug and Play connection, white LED indicator

Creative Live! Cam 1080p V2 review: the compact webcam

Minimal packaging | Creative Live! Review Cam Sync 1080p V2

The packaging of the product is minimal, once opened we find inside the device e i related booklets warranty, quick guide and summary booklet. The room is wrapped in a plastic, to avoid any scratches, with the relative cavo USB A gives 1.8m. The webcam shows up compact, with the camera body and the support of assembly flexible. The latter allows you to mount the device on a tripod, with the possibility of tilt and rotation. The mechanism of fixing it’s a simple one hinge in plastic, which allows the cassico positioning on the monitor. Once in place, on top of the monitor or on a tripod, it’s enough connect the cable USB to your computer and that’s it, thanks to connection Plug and Play which does not require the installation of additional drivers.

The quality | Creative Live! Review Cam Sync 1080p V2

Entering the full review, let’s start by talking about the video quality. The resolution is in Full HD (1920 * 1080) a 30FPS (30 frames per second), more than that sufficient to undertake a video call with friends or to attend a business meeting. Image quality is remarkable, despite the suns 2MP of the CMOS sensor. Unfortunately, when the room has a rear light source, the sensor can’t handle the same and the face becomes completely pale making it difficult to delineate the facial features.

Turning to the audio quality instead, it must be said that the system of dual microphones it works decently. This is because if you use the device without installing the dedicated application, the microphone will acquire very background noise, making understanding slightly difficult. The microphone gets better remarkably one time installed the applicationafter updating the drivers. Thanks to this update, the functions SmartComm Kit that allow you to distinguish our voice – VoiceDetect – and of eliminate environmental noises — Noice Clean-out — improving the quality microphone. A special feature is the integrated lens cap, great for preserving privacy, but does not present a button per change the microphone for the more scrupulous.

Conclusion | Creative Live! Review Cam Sync 1080p V2

We have come to the conclusion of this review on the webcam Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2 and the time has come to express a judgement. The assembly is easy ed immediate, without having to use additional tools or special fixings. The device itself is compact e minimal, immediately ready to use. The quality visual is good and, despite the 2MP of the sensor, it manages to distinguish the image during a video call. As for the quality audio instead we expected a highest quality level, unfortunately of base the microphone captures a lot of ambient noise. The situation improves if yes Install the application and you update, with the option of activate noise cancellation.

The problem of microphone persists, data the uniqueness of the operating system for which the application is available (only for Windows 10). The lens cap is very useful e functional, shame about the absence of a button for change the microphone (forcing to disconnect the camera or mute the microphone when not needed). Finally, the price: 49,99€ on Amazon, slightly high given the overall quality of the product.