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18 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This webcam has received five awards from webcam experts.

This webcam received a "Best Buy" award from IT Reviews.com and it received an Alphr.com "Recommended" award. This Microsoft webcam also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Rwlabs.com.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both decided that this webcam was good. This Microsoft webcam received a "100% Kickass" award from 3dGameMan.com and Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourteen experts from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and futurelooks.com have rated this webcam on average 81 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 300 user reviews the average user rating of this webcam is 79%.

Good Picture Quality

Some Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who purchased it thought it produced a sharp image. A. R. wrote in December last year “The image is very sharp” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Lee Cox scored it very highly and he wrote on Amazon in December “Now i use that, crisp 1080p recordings, sweet” in his Microsoft LifeCam Studio review. R Francis mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon in December last year “Although a little larger than I was led to believe the capture is as crisp as a new £10.00 note” and rated the product 5 stars.

Two Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who purchased this webcam wrote that it produced clear images. Adam Graham mentioned on Amazon “Works really well, nice clear image and plug” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Cameron Austwick mentioned on Amazon last year “Displays a crystal clear image”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio produced a good quality image. Expert review site Alphr.com said five years ago “It's simple to operate and image quality is excellent –” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio.

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Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good design. Chuckie wrote “Great design” however despite that they scored it 40 out of 100. Expert review site Maximumcpu.net said five years ago “Has a sleek “industrial” brushed aluminum design”. Six years ago expert website Toptenreviews.com said “Even though it's not our top choice, this web cam’s quality and design will not disappoint” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review and rated the Microsoft LifeCam Studio 4 stars.

Several Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers concluded that it was good looking. Danni wrote in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review “I bought this webcam so I could have better quality when streaming and after a month I was pretty happy with it” however despite that they only scored the product 40 out of 100. Five years ago expert review site Cravingtech.com wrote “A more stylish look” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Digitalversus.com said “The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is certainly a stylish webcam.”.

A number of Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who bought it wrote that it was neat. David a gave the Microsoft LifeCam Studio a score of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon this year “Neat unit - appears to be well constructed”. Three years ago Mr Mervyn Head wrote on Amazon “The camera sits neatly on top of my screen” in his Microsoft LifeCam Studio review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. A. R. wrote “The dynamic range really good and the sound quality superb” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Adam Graham gave it an excellent review and he wrote “Good cam with decent 720p video quality”. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Excellent camera, high quality video and it comes in”.

Easy to Use

Some Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Chris Pay wrote on Amazon “The driver seems to load OK and you can operate and control the camera OK in Skype” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Hadders wrote “Simple and easy to use” and gave it an excellent review. Saiya.e.whitehead said on Amazon “Grate product easy to use i would defiantly recommend it to anyone that wants a good webcam that works in HD” in their review of this webcam.

One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner who purchased this webcam thought it was easy to use the menus. Booredatwork.com mentioned in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio “Needs a powerful PC for max settings”.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good microphone. David a mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Audio is adequate” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Leo L scored the Microsoft LifeCam Studio very highly and he mentioned in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio “Works very well, clear video and audio”. Mr Mervyn Head mentioned in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio on Amazon “Gives very good video and sound quality”.

Top Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the LifeCam Studio is a popular choice amongst people who purchased webcams in the last 3 months.

Good Brand

We checked 1,135 user and expert reviews for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its webcams range.

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Good Technical Features

A few Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio had good features. Davef47 wrote on Amazon “Haven't fully explored facilities available” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review. Five years ago Maximumcpu.net mentioned “Not cheap or plastic like most do, has a good feature set” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Connor Landregan said two years ago “By far more reliable!” in their review yet they only rated it 20 out of 100. One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner who reviewed it thought it was well made.

One Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. R. Hines said “Product is now broken, I've only had it a couple months” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Good Support

Some Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Fred D-S gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “What I like is the manual / variable settings for focus, frame rate, exposure, contrast”. Booredatwork.com wrote “Full manual controls” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. This month David a wrote on Amazon “In other situations it is good for Internet conversations” in his review of this webcam.

One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Studio concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Booredatwork.com said in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review “This USB web camera has excellent image quality”.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Narrow

At only 60 millimeters, the LifeCam Studio is fairly narrow compared to most of the other webcams of this age and type. Webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam Studio have widths of between 33mm and 260mm.

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Very Short

The LifeCam Studio is quite short (only 45 millimeters) compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam Studio. The average height of webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam Studio is 83mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was not quiet. Booredatwork.com mentioned “Sleek design reminiscent of the iSight, high resolution, mic is not too quiet, works in Linux” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Four years ago Booredatwork.com said in their review of this webcam “Lens Cap is pretty much useless, background noise is picked up”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A few Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners who reviewed the product considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Cravingtech.com said “Though the mouse is a bit heavy and can be uncomfortable after using it for a while (on a claw grip” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Expert website Techcrunch.com wrote “It’s pricey and rather bulky.” . Four years ago Booredatwork.com mentioned in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio “It's a little too bulky to use with a laptop”.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the LifeCam Studio, the LifeCam Studio does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The LifeCam Studio is not USB powered, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam Studio are also not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the LifeCam Studio does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam Studio are not Mac compatible. The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam Studio, the LifeCam Studio does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam Studio, the LifeCam Studio is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam Studio also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LifeCam Studio also do not have a snapshot button.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam Studio

Released Over Four Years Ago

Microsoft released the LifeCam Studio over four years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the LifeCam Studio has a fairly typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam Studio.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of this age and type.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(29)
24 January 2013

At first the price looks alarming, but you can get this camera for £65 or less if you look about. We don't like the fact that the autofocus is dreadful, and the minor glitch when using a USB hub...

17 September 2012

The closest to being there, that is pretty much what you get with the Microsoft LifeCam Studip webcam . With brilliant color and crystal-clear audio, this webcam with a 1080p HD widescreen sensor... Read more…

Design and finish
Excellent picture quality in good light
Automatic focusing and good audio quality
Software package supplied
Screw hole for tripod attachment (the same size as a camera)
No 1080p video (only for photos)
Bitrate isn't quite high enough for lowlight conditions
Needs a powerful PC for max settings
No 1080p video recording with included software
720p video chat currently only available with
22 December 2011

Though the mouse is a bit heavy and can be uncomfortable after using it for a while (on a claw grip), the Microsoft Touch Mouse clearly brings productivity to the table. By simply using intuitive...

21 August 2011

Software: Microsoft LifeCam Studio comes with LifeCam 3.0 software which is simple and easy to use. The LifeCam 3.0 offers many fun effects such as afro-hairdo and cowboy hat which you can apply...

22 July 2011

It isn't cheap, but it's simple to operate and image quality is excellent ? and it can record 1080p if you have the software...

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User Reviews

(155)
Reviewed 2 May 2013 by Razzzmatazzz
Razzzmatazzz would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam Studio

After being hounded by my girlfriend Tieler,I broke down and purchased a webcam. I went through 7 different makes and models all under 30 dollars each. They were basic and easy to use with fair to... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2011 by Jim a.
(Verified Purchase)

If you think you'll just pop in a solid state drive and install the OS, you're likely very mistaken. You'll want to research the support forums FIRST, make sure your candidate drive and machine... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2014 by Tbroughton
Tbroughton would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam Studio (Verified Purchase)

This webcam installed easily on my Win7Pro system. The drivers installed fast and I was setting up the webcam quicker than anticipated. The webcam adjusts on every axis, is easy to adjust to... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2012 by Robert P.
(Verified Purchase)

1. If you are copying data to or from a USB 2.0 device, don't expect it to go faster now that an SSD is involved. 2. The USB 2.0 speeds are still a bottleneck when transferring files. Don't expect... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2013 by Robert R.
(Verified Purchase)

I updated the firmware on all drives, didn't change the status on the drive. Still reported failure. I tried to RMA to Newegg but put the drive into the wrong (indentical) packaging and after a... Read more…

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