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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Webcam

0.3MP 30fps 640 X 480 Feb 2010
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
It's easy to share your experiences. Your family may be far away, but you can still see and hear them clearly, with this webcam's VGA video and built-in microphone. VGA Video SensorVGA video... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

A few customers considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Good quality image and sound”. Two years ago Anais said on Amazon “The picture quality is really good”. Andras Hermann said on Amazon “Good quality for the price” in their review and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was neat. Curmudgeon wrote on Amazon “It has a neat appearance, integral microphone”. Lifegoeson mentioned on Amazon “Neat & Cheap” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Three years ago S Duckworth wrote on Amazon “Is very a very neat design” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reckoned that it was good looking. Mrs Elias wrote three years ago “Bought this for my children to use easy to set up and pretty good quality” in her review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800. Stevo said on Amazon “He noticed the difference before I mentioned the new cam so a pretty good start” and rated the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 99 out of 100.

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Robust

Several Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owners concluded that this webcams was well made. Audrey said “This is not a shoddy product although very well priced”. Mr L Winokur and he said three years ago “The built in mike was handy as it meant fewer bits”. Mr L Winokur also wrote “I tested both sound and video quality using Skype's built in testing facility”.

Easy to Use

A number of Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 agreed that it was easy to use. Gc47 wrote “Play for Skype, Easy to use, great results, great service”. Mr L Winokur said in his Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review on Amazon three years ago “The built in mike was handy as it meant fewer bits”. Mrs Elias wrote in her Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review “Bought this for my children to use easy to set up”.

A few people agreed that the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 was easy to setup. Two years ago Andras Hermann wrote “It is really easy to setup, you just plug it in”. Andy Barr mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Value for money web camera which was easy to set up and returns excellent results” and scored the product 99 out of 100. Ricardo wrote in his review on Amazon “It was simple to set up, just requiring to be plugged into a USB socket on my PC”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it performed as expected. Tracy scored the product 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Cheap compact vey good little web cam does what it says on the tin”.

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owner who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Mr L Winokur mentioned on Amazon “Sharpness settings within windows (fairly straightforward” in his review of this webcams.

One person reckoned that this webcams had a good experience. Ricardo wrote in his Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review on Amazon three years ago “A good item and a good buying experience”.

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Good Sound Quality

Thirteen people wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 had a good microphone. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “Good quality image and sound”. Barbara Toone mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Picture and sound are fine” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Crush said in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 on Amazon “Clear picture, clear sound, need to download / install software such as Webcamax to use the webcam to take videos”.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Webcams built by Microsoft generally have good reviews.

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Good Size

A number of Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Three years ago Mr L Winokur mentioned “The webcam is very light and compact too” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Tracy mentioned on Amazon “Cheap compact vey good little web cam does what it says on the tin”.

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owner who bought the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reckoned that it was lightweight. R. Mistry mentioned on Amazon “It's also lightweight even though it might be large” in their review.

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Good Support

Two Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Nigel wrote in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 “Easy operating instructions, simple to install”. Three years ago Stevo wrote on Amazon “Everything is automatic (I kind of preferred the manual focus on my old one) it doesn't get any easier” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800.

Good Connectivity

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewer reckoned that this webcams was able to connect to the internet. C J J wrote in their review “Seems ok in low light too only down side is that it doesn't cope with with movement too well and needs a good internet connection”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers said in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. Mr L Winokur mentioned “Sharpness settings within windows (fairly straightforward”. Wayne said on Amazon “A good sharp image” in his review of this webcams.

One person who bought this webcams concluded that it produced a good quality image. Tp said on Amazon “The image quality is good for a 1.3 megapixel”.

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USB Powered

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might also be worth looking at include the C160[pl_327646_price], or the B500[pl_546296_price] both from Logitech or the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price].

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam VX-800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think cheaper webcams such as the Approx APPWC02[plb_464230_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Logitech C160[plb_327646_price], or the Genius FaceCam 1000X[plb_2585528_price].

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The LifeCam VX-800 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a motion detector.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The LifeCam VX-800 does not feature face tracking, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature face tracking.

There are a number of other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might want to look at including the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price].

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Not Mac Compatibility

The LifeCam VX-800 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the LifeCam VX-800 are also not mac compatibility.

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Very Narrow Diagonal Field of View

With a diagonal field of view of only 59 degrees, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has one of the narrower diagonal field of views amongst similar spec webcams of this age. Webcams of a comparable age and spec to the LifeCam VX-800 have diagonal field of views of between 59° and 360°.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeCam VX-800 do not have a snapshot button. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth also looking at other webcams which also have a snapshot button including the APPWC02[pl_464230_price], or the APPWC02W[pl_464235_price] both from Approx.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most low megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800 do not have a zoom capability. The LifeCam VX-800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability including the Genius FaceCam 1000X[plb_2585528_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam VX-800 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the LifeCam VX-800 also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Most low megapixel webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800 are not full HD. The LifeCam VX-800 is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has a relatively standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam VX-800.

Other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper webcams such as the APPWC02[pl_464230_price], or the APPWC02W[pl_464235_price] both from Approx.

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might also be worth looking at include the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] (60fps).

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was over seven years ago when this webcam was released.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Plug and Play
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Diagonal Field of View
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution(s)
Photo Feature
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Compatible Operating Systems
USB Required
Width (imperial)
Height
Depth (imperial)
Packaging Data
Manual
Desktop Stand

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Product Identifiers

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