20091117tu-windows-lifecam-cinema-livecam-messenger-skypeSummary. The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is possibly the best camera available for video communications and chat with programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Google Chat, or Yahoo Chat. This is due to the quality of the glass lens and the high resolution of the camera making it capable of high definition video (720p).

At a retail price of about $80 and discounted pricing at about $55, the camera is a good value. Because it’s from Microsoft, there’s less concern about Windows compatibility. [Buy]