updated 05:20 pm EDT, Tue May 22, 2007
Creative Optia AF ships
Creative has announced that retailers are beginning to sell the Optia AF, first revealed in March. The device improves on average webcams by having a two-megapixel sensor, as well as an autofocus lens, which can be rotated 270 degrees or tilted over 90 degrees while still retaining proper video orientation. Bundled software allows parents to ban children from using the camera, or any user to add visual and audio effects, such as different accents and genders. Stereo microphones and noise cancellation technology help to improve sound quality. The Optia AF is being sold for $130.