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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD
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150 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec built-in microphone webcam, with a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces a good quality image, has a good sound quality and great picture quality.
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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.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD number 28 across all webcams.

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91
Reviews
79
Features
72
Popularity
76
Value for Money
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

reviews indicate that it has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 150 reviews.
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.
This Microsoft webcam has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Full HD
Has a built-in microphone
Only 2880 x 1620 still image resolution

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We calculate the Kagoo Score for each webcam by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the webcam is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec webcams come to market, the older webcams will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (131 reviews)

53%

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

Video Quality
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30
Audio Quality
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Webcam Uses
42
5
Webcam Features
21
13
Noise Level
2
7
Price
68
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37
17
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21
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More Than 40 People Thought This Webcam Was Fairly Priced
  • ... manufactures packaging so happy it's genuine, a bargain price on amazon compared to high street or other online retailers. I'd highly recommend this product ...
    Stuart - Amazon 12 Dec 2011
  • ... delivery,which I recieved in only 2 days as opposed to a week as listed.Thanks Amazon for a great bargain.If you are in doubt & want to get more opinons,go ...
    David Surman - Amazon 13 Aug 2010
  • Superb webcam, super value. Bought this camera because it seemed to be all I needed, and it is!

    It's perfect for picking up detail, it enables ...
    M. Flenley - Amazon 11 Mar 2011
  • ... where you can place the camera.

    All told, excellent product, good price, software easy to install and doesn't take long, software easy to use. ...
    H. A. Kirby "hakirby" - Amazon 25 Nov 2011
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Robust

    More than 10 people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was very well made.

  • ... picture). In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made. It comes with a rubber mount that is equally effective locking onto ...
    Peppers - Amazon 19 Feb 2013
  • ... picture).

    In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made. It comes with a rubber mount that is equally effective ...
    Pepper - Amazon 19 Feb 2013
  • Great webcam well made and good sound. I bought 2 of these for Windows 7 pc's one for me and one for my son.
    Overall impressions are quite good, though ...
    Mr Baz - Amazon 18 Jun 2014
  • Not a bad performer overall. In terms of hardware, the device is very well made. The device is compact and the mount does a good job of gripping on almost ...
    Daniel Burkitt - Amazon 27 Jun 2011
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was compact, was a good body shape and size.

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    Compact
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... independently of the webcam picture).

    In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made. It comes with a rubber mount ...
    Pepper - Amazon 19 Feb 2013
  • ... the audio independently of the webcam picture). In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made. It comes with a rubber mount ...
    Peppers - Amazon 19 Feb 2013
  • ... performer overall. In terms of hardware, the device is very well made. The device is compact and the mount does a good job of gripping on almost all surfaces. ...
    Daniel Burkitt - Amazon 27 Jun 2011
  • ... gives the same image quality, but as you can see the design is nowhere near as compact or convenient as the Microsoft webcam.
    J. Potter - Amazon 31 Oct 2011
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Body Shape
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was very good-looking and several people thought that it was also well designed and smooth.

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    Really Good-Looking
    17 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... reallyyy good and stays where you set it) and beautiful plus the microphone for sound recording is amazingly good and the voice is really clear, plus the ...
    Proteas - Amazon 2 Feb 2012
  • ... with a rubber mount that flexes to securely fit any monitor. The sleek tubular body is elegant and aesthetically pleasing, yet blends in perfectly so it ...
    John Nunn - Amazon 2 Jan 2010
  • ... image quality which uses less memory and it will still be widescreen and look good.

    Another great thing is the design. It's absolutely tiny ...
    J. Potter - Amazon 31 Oct 2011
  • ... camera costs. But (a) I get significantly better results with it; (b) it's an elegant, compact, integrated device; and (c) it shows a blue light when it's ...
    Amazon Customer "Stevie" - Amazon 19 Sep 2009
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    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Over 10 People Thought This Webcam Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was very easy to setup and to use.

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    Very Easy to Setup
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... way. I am so pleased with this product. It is great quality and extremely easy to set up. All you have to do is load the disc, put the webcam where you ...
    Jen89 - Amazon 15 Jun 2012
  • ... ahead with the purchase. It sits comfortably on my desktop monitor,was easy to set up and gives a superb picture, what more can I say?
    E. Ogden - Amazon 28 Jun 2012
  • ... />I am running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and I didn't have the slightest problem setting up this webcam. First of all I ran the softwear as instructed ...
    E. Ogden - Amazon 28 Jun 2012
  • ... light, not a fridge size like some others!, looks great, very quick & simple to set up, and does exactly what its meant to. Also works well with Skype ...
    Techfatigue "Techfatigue" - Amazon 5 Jan 2010
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    Very Easy to Use
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD had a good display, had good features and had a powerful motor.

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    Has a Good Display
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... is obviously important for a web cam ;-) The stand allows you to sit on a desk or on the top of the screen easily, and it stays where you put it. I was ...
    Minieuan - Amazon 18 Jun 2010
  • ... is obviously important for a web cam ;-) The stand allows you to sit on a desk or on the top of the screen easily, and it stays where you put it.

    Minieuan "minieuan" - Amazon 19 Jun 2010
  • ... picture quality is crystal clear and my parents were able to expand our picture to full screen without it pixelating. The auto-focus is very quick and ...
    John - Amazon 26 Apr 2011
  • ... excellent.

    A flexible bracket conforms to the top shape of almost any monitor or TV screen making it easy to mount in a few seconds and a blue ...
    Colin Grave - Amazon 6 Dec 2009
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Has Good Features
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Two People Thought the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD Was Bad When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD had bad technical guidance.

  • ... fiddly and takes a bit to get used to. The instruction are not very clear on the best way to secure the camera to the laptop but once I tried a few different ...
    Fitzy "yup." - Amazon 28 Aug 2013
  • ... fiddly and takes a bit to get used to. The instruction are not very clear on the best way to secure the camera to the laptop but once I tried a few different ...
    Fitzy - Amazon 27 Aug 2013
  • Three People Thought This Webcam Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Two people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD wasn't quiet.

  • ... - but any suggestions welcome! I have the computer (fairly noisy fan) next to the screen with the camera mounted on top. Even so, no complaints so far ...
    Fragoo - Amazon 17 Jan 2011
  • ... colours or the DOF.

    Microphone is OK, as long as you do not have any PC's fan making a noise.

    Biggest problem I see, and it does ...
    Keith - Amazon 17 Sep 2010
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Produced a High Quality Picture

    Over 30 people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD produced a good quality image and over 20 people thought that it also had a great picture quality. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that over 10 people thought that it had a great video quality and several people thought that it also produced a sharp image and had good colour saturation.

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    Produces a Good Quality Image
    39 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... Microsoft, easily one of the best available. Its party piece is the stunning HD Video quality - truly amazing, lovely colours and it is almost like looking ...
    M HALL - Amazon 18 Sep 2009
  • ... pricey to behonest for a web camera, but well worth the money. The picture quality is superb and fluid. Its enabled me and my girlfriend to contact each ...
    DNY "D" - Amazon 22 Sep 2010
  • ... unbelievably high quality product with many tools and features! the picture quality is out of this world and works down to very very low level light (nearly ...
    Dunk - Amazon 13 Jul 2011
  • ... treat. The built in mike is sensitive and clear, the image quality is excellent as is the angle of view. The program that came with the cam does everything ...
    Tony - Amazon 8 Apr 2012
  • View All Reviews About Picture Quality
    Has a Great Picture Quality
    26 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Great Video Quality
    15 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Produces a Sharp Image
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Colour Saturation
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Webcam Recorded High Quality Sound

    More than 30 people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD had a good sound quality.

  • ... good 4.5 years now and it's still working great. Great video and excellent sound quality. All in all it's a great product, ideal for Skype, with a few ...
    Hayden - Amazon 27 Jul 2015
  • Great webcam even after 4.5 years use. I've owned this webcam for a good 4.5 years now and it's still working great. Great video and excellent sound quality. ...
    Hayden - Amazon 27 Jul 2015
  • ... what a difference! So, you will always get a good improvement!
    Perfect sound too. The other person can hear everything (even if you are some meters ...
    Fran26_ - Amazon 22 Dec 2010
  • ... of very high standard & cant be faulted,there is no lag,picture & sound sync perfectly.The price from Amazon beats other retailers hands down plus free ...
    David Surman - Amazon 13 Aug 2010
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Had Good Features

    More than 10 people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD had a good autofocuus.

  • ... video quality is very good, in all types light, and the autofocus works well (it sometimes searches a bit, but this is not terribly annoying); there is ...
    Mbbxjvl2 - Amazon 12 Oct 2011
  • ... this good AND works in linux then it is hard to resist.

    The auto-focus works well and quickly, but the performance in low light conditions is ...
    Steven Blyth "icedfusion" - Amazon 8 Aug 2010
  • ... blu-tack required).

    The autofocus works well as long as you have nothing else in the field of vision to confuse it. It focusses down to about ...
    Amazon Customer "Stevie" - Amazon 19 Sep 2009
  • ... it's full potential. Imagine this is a software issue?

    The auto-focus works well but struggles if the light dims, it tries to focus every ten ...
    Mr. S. Turnbull - Amazon 8 Oct 2010
  • Over 20 People Thought it Had Many Good Uses

    Several people thought that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was superb for Skype, for low-light use and was good for YouTube uploading.

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    Very Good for Skype
    9 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... which is worth a mention...when you go online with the tremendous "SKYPE" free service you need to make sure that all downloads and uploads are paused ...
    Judgejon "judgejon" - Amazon 21 Sep 2011
  • ... which is worth a mention...when you go online with the tremendous "SKYPE" free service you need to make sure that all downloads and uploads are paused ...
    Judgejon - Amazon 20 Sep 2011
  • ... significantly better than this - certainly not at this price.

    It works beautifully with Skype, except for one thing - there is a button on the ...
    G. Thackray "GeeeTeee" - Amazon 1 Aug 2010
  • ... and does exactly what its meant to. Also works well with Skype which waas the main reason for me buying one.
    Definitely recommended!
    Techfatigue "Techfatigue" - Amazon 5 Jan 2010
  • View All Reviews About Skype
    Very Good for Low-Light Use
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Good for YouTube Uploading
    3 people agree
    No people disagree

    How Good Are Microsoft Webcams?

    79
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Full HD
    Has a built-in microphone
    1280 x 720 pixels resolution
    Only 2880 x 1620 still image resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    More than 10 people thought it was robust
    The majority of people thought it was a good size
    9 out of 10 customers thought it was thoughtfully designed
    Over 10 people thought this webcam was easy to use
    Over 10 people thought it had good technical features
    The vast majority of people thought it produced a high quality picture
    The vast majority of people thought this webcam recorded high quality sound
    9 out of 10 people thought it had good features
    Two people thought the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD was bad when it came to technical guidance
    Three people thought this webcam did not have an acceptable noise level
    1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution
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    This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280x720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams.

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    Full HD
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    The LifeCam Cinema HD is full HD, which is unusual. 81% of webcams are not full HD.

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

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    Only 2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution

    The highest resolution of the LifeCam Cinema HD is 2880 x 1620. That's over three times the resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960. Webcams still image resolution(s) range from 160x120 (worst) to 3200 x 2400 (best).

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD has been listed on Kagoo since March 2017 and is currently ranked number 28 out of 90 webcams.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 40 people thought this webcam was fairly priced
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    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD Release Date

    September 2015

    How Fast Do Microsoft Webcam Prices Drop After Release?

    Microsoft webcams tend to depreciate slower than most webcams.

    Most webcams drop in price by 28% in the first 6 months after release. New Microsoft webcams drop in price by an average of 9% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $5 on a typical $56 new Microsoft webcam by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    70 Reviews
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    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD Specification

    Key Features
    Built-in Microphone
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Full HD
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Performance
    Still Image Resolution(s)
    Design
    Standard Interface
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    Focus
    Minimum System Requirements
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Connection to PC
    USB Required
    Compliance Industry Standards
    Number of Products Included
    Technical Details
    Features

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    microsoft h5d00001, microsoft h5d00013

    Barcodes

     00012300210768,  00012304320074,  00041114073368,  00777781759235,  00882224897921,  00885370428520,  00999994709719,  00999998332487,  04139052253679,  05269692743809

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