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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
96
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Fully-Featured
86
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96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A classic and low cost built-in microphone webcam, with great features
Yes 1280 X 720 Pixels No 5MP Sep 2013
Built-in Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Megapixel Release Date
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $39.50 to $24 in the last 21 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 7 across all webcams.

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Kagoo Score
96
Reviews
84
Features
87
Popularity
96
Value for Money

88

88
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

It has very good user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this webcam to others.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2018.
This Microsoft webcam has some great features:
Higher than average megapixel
TrueColor technology
Video effects
Windows live call button
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live movie maker
Optimized for windows live
Flexible stand

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (42 reviews)

64%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema?

Video Quality
15
1
Audio Quality
7
2
Webcam Uses
7
0
Price
7
2
Design
5
3
Webcam Features
1
1
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3
0
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The Majority of People Thought it Was Priced Reasonably
  • ... for use with my telescope and it gives me really good images. Agood camera at a good price...
    Stevie W - Amazon 15 May 2014
  • ... I'm aware of

    In summary, a top quality piece of hardware that delivers fully at a very reasonable price. Recommended.
    Pepper - Amazon 10 Jul 2013
  • ... great for taking pics and holding video calls. No faults so far, and a bargain for the price. Would recommend.
    MrGroggle - Amazon 15 Mar 2013
  • ... darkened situations - but apart from that a wonderful piece of kit - deffo worth the price - what you waiting for - go buy one!
    Richard Williams - Amazon 28 Mar 2013
  • One Person Thought This Webcam Was Reliable
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    One Person Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    Five People Thought the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Had a Good Design

    Three people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was ergonomic.

  • ... bottom bit sort of balancing the whole thing up, though it has decent grip from the friction of the rubber.
    Daniel Gallagher - Amazon 27 Aug 2013
  • ... bottom bit sort of balancing the whole thing up, though it has decent grip from the friction of the rubber.
    Daniel Gallagher "Daniel Arthur Gallagher" - Amazon 28 Aug 2013
  • ... clearly and without distortion. It comes with a good-length cable and the grip is solid and keeps the camera firmly attached to my monitor. It's well-packaged ...
    James Duncan "J. Duncan" - Amazon 1 Mar 2014
  • Three People Thought This Webcam Was Not Hard to Use

    Two people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was easy to use.

  • A brilliantly clear easy to use web cma crystal clear quality ... A brilliantly clear easy to use web cma crystal clear quality picture quality ideal for ...
    Jimmyd - Amazon 1 Mar 2015
  • ... cma crystal clear quality ... A brilliantly clear easy to use web cma crystal clear quality picture quality ideal for Skype and all other forms of online ...
    Jimmyd - Amazon 1 Mar 2015
  • One Customer Thought the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Has Useful Technical Features
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Webcam Produced a Good Quality Picture

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema produced a good quality image, had a great video quality and a great picture quality.

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    Produces a Good Quality Image
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... as a web cam for our hospital radio studio. Very easy to install and really good image. You can see the quality at Lymington Hospital Radio - [...]...
    J. Brenan - Amazon 22 Mar 2013
  • Excellent webcam. Absolutely brilliant. Picture quality is good and images sharp. Works well with low light. Colour rendering very good. Autofocus works ...
    Darksky - Amazon 20 Sep 2013
  • ... excellent overall with good tonal pick up from the microphone + Video quality is good even in low light (but note the fps) clean and clear and bright even ...
    Mr Baz - Amazon 7 Jun 2014
  • A cut above the average webcam. I bought 2 of these for Windows 7 pc's one for me and one for my son. Overall impressions are quite good, though there are a few minor drawbacks. Build ...
    Mr Baz - Amazon 7 Jun 2014
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    Has a Great Video Quality
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Great Picture Quality
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought This Webcam Recorded High Quality Sound

    Nine people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema had a good sound quality.

  • ... stream, chat, skype, VLog, Youtube. Sound is clear, nice, The sound is better than many microphones. The distance is very good. USB Plug and Play. Video ...
    DViga - Amazon 29 Apr 2016
  • Very good WebCam. Great Sound, quality, videos...amazing! works on Windows 10 easly, but don't install the software, because it's not run on Win10. Work ...
    DViga - Amazon 29 Apr 2016
  • ... (720p video output at highest res) + Sound quality is excellent overall with good tonal pick up from the microphone + Video quality is good even in low ...
    Mr Baz - Amazon 7 Jun 2014
  • ... able to customize if you do not like it. It has a microphone embedded which allows to listen very clear sounds too. It attaches perfectly to the top of ...
    A. D. Vivas Alvarado - Amazon 27 Mar 2014
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Features
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    Eight People Thought it Had Many Good Uses

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was good for Skype and for low-light use.

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    Good for Skype
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... cma crystal clear quality ... A brilliantly clear easy to use web cma crystal clear quality picture quality ideal for Skype and all other forms of online ...
    Jimmyd - Amazon 1 Mar 2015
  • Great! No problems installing on win 8 and works fine with Skype. Seems to be identical to the business version purchased some time ago for a different ...
    Silvester555 - Amazon 8 Mar 2013
  • ... the connector for fixing to the laptop could be a little better, it works fine with Skype, which is why I bought itk.
    Bruce - Amazon 13 Jan 2014
  • ... one of these Microsoft LifeCam Cinema editions we've bought. This webcam is Skype approved. As I see it these are the pros and cons of this camera;
    Pepper - Amazon 10 Jul 2013
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    Good for Low-Light Use
    3 people agree
    No people disagree

    How Good Are Microsoft Webcams?

    84
    Features

    Key Features

    1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution
    Not Full HD
    Higher Than Average Megapixel
    Has a Built-in Microphone
    Has a Zoom Capability
    Has a Laptop Clamp
    Has an Auto Focus
    Only 2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution
    1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution
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    Not Full HD

    Like most other webcams, the LifeCam Cinema is not full HD. 81% of webcams are not full HD.

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    Higher Than Average Megapixel
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    The LifeCam Cinema's megapixel of 5MP is higher than average when compared to most other webcams. It is in the highest 16% of all webcams when sorted by this feature. Webcams have megapixels of between 0.1MP and 20MP, and the average megapixel is 2.6MP.

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    Has a Built-in Microphone
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    The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a built-in microphone, as do 85% of webcams.

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    Has a Zoom Capability
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    The LifeCam Cinema has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 83% of webcams do not have a zoom capability.

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    Has a Laptop Clamp

    The LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp. 90% of webcams do not have a laptop clamp.

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    Has an Auto Focus

    The LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus, which is unusual. 83% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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    Only 2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution

    The highest resolution of the LifeCam Cinema is 2880 x 1620. That's over three times the resolution of a 1280 x 960 webcam, which is the most common resolution. Across all webcams the resolution ranges from 160x120 (worst) to 3200 x 2400 (best).

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is currently ranked number 7 across all webcams.
    96
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A webcam with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $39.50 to $24 in the last 21 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema against some of its competitors.

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    Manufacturer's Description

    HD Video On The Go

    This full-featured webcam delivers smooth, detailed video and crystal-clear audio.

    True 720p HD Video

    Records true HD-quality video at up to 30 fps.

    Auto Focus

    Images stay sharp and detailed even during close-ups.

    High-precision Glass Element Lens

    Delivers more accurate colors and sharper video.

    ClearFrame Technology

    Delivers smooth, detailed video, even in low light conditions.

    Digital Microphone

    With noise cancelling technology, helps improve speech quality for crystal clear audio.

    TrueColor Technology

    Automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful video.

    Aluminum Body

    Light weight with improved the durability of the webcam body.

    Flexible Stand

    Bends, folds and shapes for the best angle on laptop screens, flat panels, and traditional monitors.

    Optimized For Windows Live

    The perfect complement to Windows Live Messenger with easy setup and use. It just makes sense that you get a great HD experience with Microsoft LifeCams and Windows Live Messenger.

    Windows Live Movie Maker

    Start a movie project with one click, and then upload widescreen video to social networking sites, with Windows Vista or later. (Broadband may be required.).

    Windows Live Photo Gallery

    Easily upload a photo that you can edit, tag, and share with friends and family.

    Windows Live Call Button

    The easy way to start a video call with Windows Live Messenger,. (Requires Windows Vista or later, and call resolution depends on messaging client.).

    Video Effects

    Discover a fun way to express yourself with these entertaining video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard.

    Broad IM Compatibility

    Basic video and audio functionality with Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, Skype.

    4.4 Stars

    64%

    64%

    64% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Specification

    Key Features
    Built-in Microphone
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Full HD
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Laptop Clamp
    Manual
    CRT Stand
    LCD Clamp
    Desktop Stand
    Bundled Software
    Performance
    Megapixel
    Maximum Frame Rate
    Zoom Capability
    Vertical Viewing Angle
    Horizontal Viewing Angle
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Focus
    Normal Focusing Range
    Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
    Still Image Resolution(s)
    Photo Feature
    Supported Video Modes
    Resolution (At Capture Speed(
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Diagonal Field of View
    Design
    Mounting Type
    Colour
    Standard Interface
    Cable Length
    Certification
    Sensor Type
    Built-in Flash
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    USB Powered
    Mac Compatibility
    Optical Drive Required
    Minimum System Requirements
    Compatible Operating Systems
    USB Required
    Minimum Hard Disk Space
    Minimum RAM
    Minimum Processor
    Quantity Per Box
    Width (Imperial)
    Height (Imperial)
    Depth (Imperial)
    Viewing Angle
    Power Source
    Frequency Range
    Packaging Data
    Quantity
    Software
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    microsoft 720pixels, microsoft msh5d003, microsoft 8hpfza00, microsoft 6ch00002, microsoft h5d00014, microsoft p152140p, microsoft ms100207, microsoft 8hpfzs00, microsoft h5d00015, microsoft pca6029, monkey msf89794, monkey h5d00014, monkey h5d00003, home h5d00014, hp 20web

    Barcodes

    00012304257110, 00012304320074, 00013591042809, 00081717630872, 00083777192369, 00085477551484, 00088021285910, 00151903007365, 00163120268023, 00616268724611, 00644535528983, 00645439021303, 00723856185249, 00733199415163, 00758399161276, 00777781759235, 00785307931850, 00882224897921, 00882224897938, 00882224897945, 00882224897952, 00882224948746, 00882224966979, 00885370249361, 00885370249378, 00885370249408, 00885370249415, 00885370428520, 00885370428537, 00885370428544

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