I use this camera regularly on yahoo to someone 8000 miles away and they tell me the picture quality is crystal clear compared to previous cameras we have used. Comes with a tripod and table or computer monitor fixings. There is an excellent low light setting and the potential for the camera to run at 60 frames per second which is double almost all other webcams processing capabilities. In reality this means that your movement on camera should be more detailed and faster. This does depend on your internet connections though. For XP users just plug in to your usb port and use, no software required.