The webcam is not as high quality using it on video chat (HD 720p), but it still beats the other webcam I was using before.
However, this might not work so well with laptops.5 MP HD sensor takes crystal clear snapshots using 10 mega pixels (software enhanced), not even my digital camera is that high in mega pixels.
This camera has great video and audio for a webcam.
It does 720p in skype, Windows Live Messenger BETA, and Logitech Vid HD.
The primary point is that this camera is not Skype certified, but performs better than a skype certified camera.
This camera DOES DO 720p in Skype at 30FPS as opposed to the flagship certified Skype camera which does only 22FPS.