PoV supports a true 3 Megapixel video transmission for higher image clarity, as well as image and exposure compensation functions, which meet the highest technical specifications supported by current Instant Messaging software such as MSN, Skype and Yahoo Messenger.
PoV is compatible with Skype and other Instant Messaging programs such as Yahoo Messenger, MSN, AOL, Windows Live Messenger, and more. When using Skype, PoV has the added feature of being able to send snapshots to your Skype contact with one click of the special Send button.
Web cameras (webcams) are specially designed for transmitting live video or images while online.
Normal video cameras (like your digital camera) are used to record film footage. You do not need to connect them to the computer, so they can be used anywhere as long as the batteries are charged. The recorded video is stored on a tape or the hard disk of the device.
By contrast, webcams are used in conjunction with computers, and require network access via the computer's Internet connection. Software that supports online video transmission allows the device to be used in video chats with other users.