Passioncams.com is one of the smaller players in the sex cam market. We have had our eye on it for a while and finally decided to take it for a spin. Even though the site has been active since 2002, it is not as fully featured as most of its competitors and it does not have as many models as other adult webcam sites. They do offer 30 free credits (a $10 value) when you sign up, so you may want to take advantage of that even though we would not rate them as a top tier adult chat site.
The number and quality of performers on Passioncams.com leaves much to be desired. There were only about 20 – 30 girls online during the times we visited the site which is a very small number. Additionally, while we did see a few very pretty models, the majority were not particularly attractive and did not seem very experienced at working the cam. Mostly you will find single, amateur girls online even though the site has categories for couples, trannies, gay and lesbian. We did not find any of these other types of models working during our review of the site. In sum, the models on Passioncams are just not as numerous or as alluring as we had expected.
Ease of Use and Site Features
You will not be able to engage with any of the models until you sign up with the site. You can become a member for free, but it will require a credit card authorization and as we mentioned earlier, they do provide 30 free credits to get your started. The features of the site are very basic with the focus being on the cams. Navigation is somewhat annoying, because once you select a model’s profile picture, we expected to go straight into the chat room. Instead you are taken to an intermediate page where you have to select the type of chat you want. This unnecessary and something that we found frustrating. Passioncams does offer videos and galleries of its models which you can view as part of the membership. However, we found that many of the models do not have any videos or photos so this part of the site could use some additional content.
Unfortunately, Passioncams does not excel in terms of video streaming either. We found that the streaming for some of the models was very bad with frequent breaks in the video and poor quality even when it was working. We also saw very few chat rooms that were broadcasting HD. As a whole, the video quality on Passioncams leaves much to be desired.
Price and Value
Membership to Passioncams.com is free, but it does require credit card authorization. The pricing is 3 credits per US dollar with a the price decreasing slightly if you buy in bulk. They also offer a Gold membership which includes 150 credits (a $50 value), unlimited access to videos and free cam2cam access. If you are going to join Passioncams, this is probably the best deal.
The price for private shows on Passioncams.com are generally very affordable, ranging from $1 – $3 per minute. They also offer a “sneak peak” feature that allows you to watch a show that is in progress for $2.25 per minute. We were disappointed on two occasions when we used this feature only to find that the models that were listed as being in private nude chat were actually fully clothed and not performing at all. In both circumstances we were charged for the sneak peak.
Passioncams.com may be a low cost alternative in the sex cam marketplace, but as is usually the case, you get what you pay for. The number and quality of models is lacking. The quality of the video is frequently bad. The navigation and features of the site is mediocre at best. The only redeeming quality is the price point. If you do decide to join Passioncams, we would recommend you take advantage of the gold membership as it provides the best value. However, we would recommend you spend your time and money on some of the other quality adult webcam sites that are available on the web.