By Norton (01/04/2021)
First. Device did not work but replaced without problem. A better instruction leaflet would appreciated.
By PaulB (28/03/2021)
Good image resolution, microphone is clear
By S.G. (16/03/2021)
I bought one of these during lockdown to replace a very old (15 or 20 years) Microsoft Lifecam.
I'd never heard of Xiaomi but took a punt, since the My Memory site claims that this is a 'best seller' (though without any figures or details to explain or back this up).
I was more impressed that I'd expected.
Video could not be described as 'neutral', with both colour and contrast rather pumped-up, but I find that this is actually not a bad thing for video calls. Likewise, exposure and overall picture quality in relatively low light are good (though, as with any webcam, it is a good idea to actually have some light on your face and to pay attention to the relative light levels in the background).
People tell me that sound from the camera's microphone is fine, but I obviously have no way of knowing this for myself.
I have no reason for or interest in using this thing for stills photos, so I haven't tried that function.
I was very happy with the cam for the price, so I bought another for a second computer.
This showed a shortcoming. The two are noticeably different in colour, contrast and noise control in low light. They're not light-years apart, and not enough for me to return the second, but there are clearly unit-to-unit tolerance and possibly quality control differences. At the price maybe this should not be surprising.
One plus for the second unit was that it arrived with what the sticker on the box calls a "Peep Cover". This is essentially a self-adhesive rubber hinged cover for the lens. This is worth having for privacy or lens-protection reasons, depending on your personal point of view, and I wish the first camera had been delivered with one - but there you go.
Delivery was quick and the transactions easy and efficient, of course, as I am used to from My Memory.