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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

$23.38
$14.68 $8.70 cheaper than 61 days ago
benchmarkreviews.com Gold toptenreviews.com Bronze Trusted Reviews Recommended clubic.com Very Good
A multi award winning and good value for money built-in microphone webcam
No Yes 5MP 1280 X 720 Pixels Sep 2012
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 58 across all webcams.
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1,155 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% 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 2017.
This Microsoft webcam has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a laptop clamp
Has a zoom capability
Not full HD

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This Microsoft webcam has received eight awards from experts.

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this webcam. Trusted Reviews and Pcfoster.pl both gave this Microsoft webcam a "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites endorsed this Microsoft webcam. The editor of review site Hardwareluxx.de gave this webcam an "Excellent Hardware" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Toptenreviews.com "Bronze" award. This Microsoft webcam also received an "Editor's Choice Platinum Award" from website Hardware-Pacers.com.

This webcam received a "Gold" award from website Benchmarkreviews.com who decided that this Microsoft webcam was fantastic.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this Microsoft webcam was very good. Clubic.com gave this webcam a "Very Good" award and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this webcam is 82% based on 19 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

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Good User Reviews

LifeCam Cinema owners on average rated this webcam 87%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Great Product Quality

147 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Robust

27 customers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema thought it was well made and four customers who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable.

Nice Design

11 people who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema thought it was good looking, 10 customers concluded that the product was neat and four people who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed.

Easy to Use

25 customers concluded that it was easy to setup, 18 people reckoned that this webcam was easy to use and four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. two customers thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five customers who bought this webcam agreed that it was noisy.

  • They are well balanced and sufficiently loud…
  • Picture quality is excellent and sound is loud and clear…
  • It works very well in lower lighting with minimal visual noise even in quite dim conditions…
  • The microphone has noise cancelling as well, so doesn't broadcast noise like computer fan hum for example…
  • Unless your computer is completely silent and you don't have any air con on, this microphone WILL pick up on it…
  • Rather than sounding like someone speaking into a tin can it's very much more natural sounding which is important for voice calls (it has noise cancelling too) Video quality is good…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - June 2014

Good Picture Quality

19 customers who bought this webcam mentioned that it produced a sharp image, six people who purchased it agreed that it produced a good quality image and five owners who reviewed this webcam agreed that it produced clear images. two people who bought the product wrote that it had good colour saturation.

Good Sound Quality

68 people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good microphone.

Microsoft Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 1,850 expert and user reviews (including 579 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good reviews for its webcams. Microsoft also has very good reviews specifically for its webcams compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Technical Features

Four customers considered that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema had good features.

  • The web cam lacks certain features…
  • The picture quality and wide screen facilities are outstanding…
    Mally (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • The software that comes with it has some fun features, also…
    Geekster (Walmart.com) - February 2011
  • It was easy to set up, produces clear pictures and has the bonus of fun features that youngsters would enjoy playing with - adding cartoon features to images, stretching…
    BellBean (Amazon) - March 2014

Reasonably Priced

62 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money, however 13 customers wrote in their review that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was not priced fairly. and nine people who bought this webcam agreed that it was not good value for money. four people considered that it was expensive.

Good Size

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact, two people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin and two people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this webcam has an average price compared to other webcams. We checked 60 webcams and they range in price from $5 to $375.

Price Has Gone Down by $9 (37%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema and the United States price of $14.68 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £44.95 ($44.95).

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Features

Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp, as do most of the other webcams.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a zoom capability, as do most of the other webcams.

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Not Full HD

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams.

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2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution

The LifeCam Cinema has a maximum still image resolution of 2880 x 1620. That's over nine times the still image resolution of a 800 x 600 webcam, which is the most common still image resolution. Across all webcams the best still image resolution is 2560 x 2048 and the worst is 160x120.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus, as do most of the other webcams.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 5 megapixels, the LifeCam Cinema has one of the higher megapixels amongst webcams of this age. The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP, the highest is 20MP, and the average megapixel is 3.2MP.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was September 2012 when this webcam was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft h5d00003, microsoft 1280x720, microsoft h5d00015, microsoft 6ch00002, microsoft h5d00001, microsoft h5d00014, microsoft msh5d003, microsoft h5d00013, microsoft 8hpfzs00, microsoft 8hpfza00, listing h5d00003, code h5d00014, home h5d00014, hp 20web
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