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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Razzzmatazzz would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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