If you are looking for a camera, this is a great option. It is compact in size, easy to use, and works well for video conferencing, online classes, video calling, etc. It does have a tripod mounting thread so it can be used with a tripod if desired which was really important for me because my daughter needed to use it for educational presentations without having to be in front of the computer screen. The cable is about 5 feet long so it gives her plenty of room to move the camera around to the perfect postion while shooting her videos. The webcam has built-in noise reduction microphone to help cancel out some of the distracting background noises during Zoom calls. Setup was very quick and easy.