Here is Makoto enjoying the webcam. He is looking at the video of himself (and papa) on the monitor.
This isn’t quite the same model. For some reason, I couldn’t find it on Amazon, but it is very close. It is extremely handy for taking quick photos of anything near the computer and the 640×480 video is decent. I don’t think it is quite 30 fpm, but it is adequate for showing off DS games or the insides of books (which is what I use it for).
For the $40 or so I spent, it is well worth it. Now Yumi’s mother in Japan can see her grandchild.