Use your Vision camera with Video Kinect to have live video conversations with your Xbox Live friends.
Make sure to set up Video Kinect before you use it with your Vision camera.
Attach an Xbox Live Vision camera to your Xbox 360 console to use video chat, attach pictures to messages, and add pictures to your profile.
Enjoy video chat with the Vision camera or a Kinect sensor and an Xbox Live membership.
To specify Online Safety and Privacy settings Online safety and privacy settings help you control access to video communication.
For example, you can block video communication for child accounts and limit video chat to just friends.
To start a Video Kinect conversation The Video Kinect session starts when your friend accepts the video chat invitation.
Would it make sense to buy Kinect just to do what any high end web cam today can do on Skype?
No, even I as a heavy Kinect user personally feel my webcam outperforms Kinect as it captures more lightfor example, making me wholly viewable on just the glow of my display during late night calls. Xbox One should have a feature where people such as streamers and people using Skype who don't have the money and whose console didn't come with kinect should be able to use a USB webcam to stream and answer with video on Skype.
See Using an Xbox Live Vision camera and a Kinect sensor for more information.
Share your feature requests and ideas for improving Xbox products and services.
The feature teams working on Xbox One, Xbox on Windows, Xbox mobile apps, and Xbox Live regularly review the ideas you submit, incorporating them into their work to make your Xbox experience even better. First time making a suggestion so let me try to sell it a bit. Great move Microsoft offering consumers a choice in the matter! Therefore some apps(mainly Skype) have less value as these user with no Kinect cannot video chat obviously.
Now, the clear course of action is to sell Kinect standalone, but Im certain people who bout this console variant do not want Kinect period!