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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam

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5MP 30fps Sep 2011
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
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#1196 - Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080p HD Webcam Video Review
Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review - BWOne.com
Microsoft LifeCam Studio Unboxing and Review (Compared to LifeCam HD)
Review: Microsoft LifeCam Studio HD Webcam

11 Reasons For

Microsoft Webcams Have Good Reviews

Medium megapixel webcams built by Microsoft have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all webcams (not just medium megapixel webcams) and found that Microsoft also has good ratings across its entire range.

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam Studio features face tracking, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age do not feature face tracking.

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USB Powered

The LifeCam Studio is USB powered. Most of the other webcams of this age and type are not USB powered.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other USB powered webcams currently available including the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeCam Studio also have a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might also want to consider include the Genius WideCam 1050[plb_249388_price] which is cheaper; or the Logitech B910[plb_726696_price], or the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam Studio.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of webcam is 640 x 480 pixels.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio which do not have a zoom capability, the LifeCam Studio has a zoom capability.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The LifeCam Studio has a snapshot button. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago do not have a snapshot button.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative webcams with a snapshot button currently available including a cheaper webcam such as the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1479217_price] or you might consider a higher scoring webcam such as the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price].

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Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio are not full HD.

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Very Long Cable Length

Across all the webcams that have been available for a similar time to the LifeCam Studio the cable lengths range from 1m to 1.9m, and the average cable length is 1.6m. When compared to other webcams of a comparable type and age to the LifeCam Studio that we have checked, the LifeCam Studio's cable length of 1.829 meters is one of the longest.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The LifeCam Studio supports a better supported video mode than most webcams that have been available for more than two years. This webcam supports a 1080p supported video modes, whereas most webcams that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 720p supported video modes.

This webcam's supported video mode (1080p) is actually the best supported supported video mode amongst all webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio.

Amongst similar types of webcam the worst supported supported video mode is 720p.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The LifeCam Studio does not have a motion detector, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is not mac compatibility. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio are also not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might be worth considering include the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam Studio does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam Studio also do not have a night mode.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Webcams of this type and age have digital zooms of between 2x and 10x, and the average digital zoom is 3.9x. With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the LifeCam Studio has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst webcams of this age.

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Heavy

The LifeCam Studio is one of the heavier webcams of this type and age (104 grams) amongst similar spec webcams of this age. The average weight of webcams of a comparable age and type to the LifeCam Studio is 170g, and the weights range from 26g to 1.5kg.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

Webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam Studio have minimum RAMs of between 32MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 600MB. The LifeCam Studio has a quite big minimum RAM (1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam Studio.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The average minimum hard disk space of webcams of this age and spec is 410MB, and the minimum hard disk spaces range from 200MB to 1.5GB. At 1,500 megabyte, the LifeCam Studio has a fairly big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam Studio.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam Studio

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the LifeCam Studio has a pretty typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam Studio.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think the Genius WideCam 1050[plb_249388_price] which is cheaper; or the Logitech B910[plb_726696_price], and the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This webcam was released over five years ago.

Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Snapshot Button
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Diagonal Field of View
Focus Adjustment
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Certification
LED Indicators
Cable Length
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
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Colour
Safety
Width (imperial)
Height
Depth (imperial)
Frequency Range
Tripod Mountable
Packaging Data
Manual
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Quantity

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Expert Reviews

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5wh00002, code 5wh00002, home 5wh00002, code q2f00015, home q2f00015, microsoft 1080, search q2f00015, microsoft 1080p, warranty 5wh00002, warranty q2f00015, microsoft p133198, microsoft p213260, dicotasku q2f00015, microsoft 7cx6zs00, microsoft p133198p, q2f00015bpscs25625, microsoft q2f00015, microsoft q2f00018, microsoft p213260p, microsoft q2f00016, microsoft 7cx6za00, microsoft chq5za00, microsoft q2f00020, microsoft q2f00003, microsoft chq5zs00, microsoft 5wh00002, microsoft q2f00013, microsoft 1920x1080
Barcodes 00012301550320, 00021111423441, 00031111924886, 00031111973846, 00041002025578, 00042111334520, 00069060196832, 00085370234305, 00088021359970, 00132017856582, 00151903598580, 00163120265565, 00601000780253, 00616268724765, 00617407476156, 00644535530528, 00724872309763, 00758399161184, 00763615969253, 00785307931270, 00797045614797, 00885370139808, 00885370139822, 00885370139839, 00885370234299, 00885370234305, 00885370234312, 00885370249453, 00885370428179, 00885370428186

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