This is good to know. I see that almost everyone complains about the auto focus on the MS camera. Is this due to low light when it happens and is to be expected with equipment at this price?
Don't know about the focus, I don't use web cams at home and at work we just use video conferencing equipment. But if you find a camera you like, don't be put off by the mic, easy to change. Here are some screenshots in XP for it http://www.tinyeye.com/avsetup/soundsetup_xp.html,
as you can see the Sound recording is a drop-down list, you'd be able to select the onboard audio input. One thing you may need to check is that the program you use for video will accept this default as well.