Microsoft LifeCam Studio


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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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A good spec and multi award winning 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only moderate value for money
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Yes Yes 5MP Sep 2012
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Studio number 69 across all webcams.
504 Reviews + 5 Awards
Value for Money
Good Features
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 84% 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 good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Full HD
The closest to being there experience the vivid sights, sounds, and colors of real life with HD video
1080p HD sensor
Auto focus
High-Precision glass element lens
TrueColor technology
ClearFrame technology
High-Fidelity microphone
Tripod thread
Windows live movie maker
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live call button
Works with

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Microsoft LifeCam Studio In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $59.98 it is in the most expensive 34% of webcams.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

The LifeCam Studio has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found resolution. This webcam also has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The resolution of all webcams ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is full HD, which is unusual. 67% of webcams are not full HD.

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Higher Than Average Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average megapixel is 3MP. The LifeCam Studio's megapixel of 5MP is higher than 81% of all webcams when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do 85% of webcams.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a snapshot button. 84% of webcams do not have a snapshot button.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Studio has a zoom capability, unlike 80% of webcams which do not have a zoom capability.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Studio has an auto focus. 76% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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Features Face Tracking

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio features face tracking, unlike 85% of webcams which do not feature face tracking.

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2560 X 2048 Still Image Resolution

The highest resolution of the LifeCam Studio is 2560 x 2048. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and is in fact the best resolution across all webcams.

A 320x240 still image resolution(s) is the worst resolution across comparable types of webcam.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 95% of webcams do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft q2f00015pro, microsoft 5wh00002pro, microsoft q2f00001, microsoft p133198p, microsoft q2f00018, microsoft p213260p, microsoft q2f00014, microsoft 1080p


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