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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam

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5MP Sep 2011
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 1,135 owner and expert reviews for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its built-in microphone webcams range.

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam Studio features face tracking. Most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the LifeCam Studio do not feature face tracking.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the built-in microphone webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam Studio the megapixels range from 0.1MP to 20MP, and the average megapixel is 3.2MP. With a megapixel of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other built-in microphone webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam Studio.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5MP webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech B910.

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USB Powered

The LifeCam Studio is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which are not USB powered.

Other USB powered webcams currently available that you might want to look at include the HP 1300 ($63.00) which has better reviews.

Webcams which are USB powered that might also be worth looking at include the Brother NW-1000 ($98.50).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The 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.

This webcam's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all webcams of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of webcam the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is full HD. Most of the other built-in microphone webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio are not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might be worth considering include the Brother NW-1000 ($98.50).

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Fairly Long Cable Length

The average cable length of webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam Studio is 1.5m, and the cable lengths range from 0.7m to 3.4m. The LifeCam Studio has one of the longer cable lengths (1.829 meters) amongst webcams of this age.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Studio has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeCam Studio do not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Brother NW-1000 ($98.50) is also worth considering.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a snapshot button. Most of the other built-in microphone webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam Studio do not have a snapshot button.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio supports a 1080p supported video modes which is better than most built-in microphone webcams that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most webcams that were released around the same time as it support a 720p supported video modes.

A 1080p supported video modes is in fact the best supported supported video mode across all webcams of this spec and age.

A 480p supported video modes is the worst supported supported video mode amongst similar types of webcam.

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Fairly Wide Diagonal Field of View

The LifeCam Studio has one of the wider diagonal field of views (75 degrees) amongst webcams of this age. The average diagonal field of view of webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam Studio is 67°.

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Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a motion detector. The LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a motion detector that you might want to look at including the Foscam FI9821EP ($89.99).

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam Studio are also not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of a comparable type and age to the LifeCam Studio do not have a night mode. The LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Other webcams which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Belkin NetCam HD ($60.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

Across all the webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam Studio the minimum RAMs range from 32MB to 2.1GB. The LifeCam Studio has one of the bigger minimum RAMs (1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec webcams of this age.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other webcams of a similar type and age to the LifeCam Studio that we have checked, the minimum hard disk space of the LifeCam Studio of 1,500 megabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest minimum hard disk space of built-in microphone webcams that were released more than two years ago is 130MB and the biggest is 1.5GB.

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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 (imperial)
Depth (imperial)
Frequency Range
Tripod Mountable
Packaging Data
Manual
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Quantity

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