Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD vs Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

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Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 3.7MPMP webcam. That's 2.7MP higher than the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

Cheaper by $23
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD costs $23.30 less than the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema.
5 Reasons For
26% higher maximum interpolated image resolution Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is a 5MPMP maximum interpolated image resolution webcam. That's 1.3MP higher than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD (5MPMP).
19% longer cable length Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a cable length of 1.83mm. That's 0.33m longer than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD (1.83mm).
Three hundred and thirty-three times smaller minimum hard disk space Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a minimum hard disk space of 1.5GBMB, however the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 500MBMB minimum hard disk space webcam (498.5MB bigger).
511MB smaller minimum RAM Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a minimum RAM of 1GBMB, however the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 512MBMB minimum RAM webcam (511MB bigger).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 340 reviews, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has an average user review score of 88%, but the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD has an average rating of 75% (based on 49 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot lower maximum interpolated image resolution Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD has a maximum interpolated image resolution of 3.7MPMP, however the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is a 5MPMP maximum interpolated image resolution webcam (1.3MP higher).
0.33m shorter cable length Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 1.5mm cable webcam, whereas the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is a 1.83mm cable webcam (0.33m longer).
498.5MB bigger minimum hard disk space Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 500MBMB minimum hard disk space webcam. That's 498.5MB bigger than the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (1.5GBMB).
511MB bigger minimum RAM Edit
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 512MBMB minimum RAM webcam. That's 511MB bigger than the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (1GBMB).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD's average user score is only 75%, however the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema's is 88% (based on 340 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a megapixel count of 1MPMP, however the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD is a 3.7MPMP webcam (2.7MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

$23 more expensive
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is more expensive than the Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD by $23.30.

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Date Released

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Performance

Megapixel Count
3.7MP
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1MP
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 65
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -40 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Enterprise
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows XP Home
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Enterprise
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows XP Home
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Vertical Vewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 73°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 73°
Diagonal Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 73°
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.15 - ∞
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
3.7MP 5MP
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Supported Video Mode
 720p
 720p
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1280×720@30fps
 640x480@30fps
 1280×720@30fps
 640x480@30fps
Maximum Image Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1280 x 720

Design

Mount
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
Interface
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data ACMA, ICES-003, EIP, EPUP, WEEE, CE, VCCI, KCC, GOST, CITC, UkrSEPRO, FCC, UL, cUL, CB
Cable Length
1.5m 1.83m
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
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Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 95.3g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 55.9mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 40mm

Other Features

Minimum System Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data CD-ROM
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, Windows RT 8, Windows 7,,Macintosh OS X v10.7-10.9,,Android 3.2 and 4.2
Minimum Hard Disk Space
500MB 1.5GB
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Minimum RAM
512MB 1GB
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Minimum Processor
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon Intel Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Quantity Per Box
Unknown - Click to provide data 60pc(s)
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.58"
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2"
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.81"
Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 73°
Compatibility
Microsoft Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) / Mac OS® X 10.5 / Linux Kernel 2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Source
 DC
 DC
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Frequency Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 - 8000 Hz

Packaging Data

Bundled Software
Touch Screen control,Online Sharing,Parental Control,Surveillance applications Microsoft LifeCam
Quantity
1 50
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