Microsoft is one of the most popular webcam brands as well as being well known for its headphones.
If you are wondering how Microsoft webcams compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 670+ webcams by objectively and impartially analysing over 13,000 user and expert reviews and 100+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Microsoft are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning webcams. Their webcams start at $23 for the LifeCam VX-800 which is a webcam that has a resolution of 640 x 480 and go up to $94 for the LifeCam Cinema which is a webcam that has a resolution of 1280 x 720. The average price of a new Microsoft webcam is $64.
Microsoft are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning webcams.
Is Microsoft the Best Webcam Brand?
So are Microsoft webcams any good? We give every webcam a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all webcams we are able to impartially rank all the webcam brands.
Microsoft is ranked the No. 2 best webcam brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Microsoft is the 2nd best webcam brand out there.
There's a smaller selection of Microsoft webcams available compared to other webcam brands, with only 8 Microsoft webcams currently on the market in the US. Microsoft webcams also tend to be cheaper than most other webcam brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
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Price Distribution of All Webcams
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Average Price $64
Price Distribution of Microsoft Webcams
What Do the Microsoft Webcam Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Microsoft webcam to work out the average distribution of reviews for Microsoft and then compared this to the other webcam brands.
Microsoft has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its webcams than most other brands.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 78% of user reviews for Microsoft webcams are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 86% respectively across all Webcam brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Microsoft webcams by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other webcam brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Microsoft Webcams Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 industry awards for Microsoft webcams. The table below compares the number of awards received by Microsoft to other popular webcam brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 13,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Microsoft webcams. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 96% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Microsoft webcam owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
96% of reviewers think Microsoft webcams are reliable.
So, most people think that Microsoft webcams are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Microsoft webcams that mention reliability:
an eye-catching durable design
The high resolution is supported by the built in auto focus to give a near perfect picture all of the time
build quality - excellentThe unit is lightweight
It feels to the touch well - made
Very good value for money this little web cam is amazing crystal clear pictures with built in mic neat
If you're looking for a high end Microsoft webcam then the Microsoft LifeCam Studio takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at $78.18.
Features We Love:
Wide Angle Lens
1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
High megapixel (5MP)
Our review analysis indicates that this webcam produces a superb quality image, has a very great video quality and good sound quality. It's a multi award winning and fully featured built-in microphone webcam, with a reasonable price. It has a zoom capability and a snapshot button, is full HD and features face tracking.
277 Reviews + 5 Awards
Value for Money
Owners report that Microsoft LifeCam Studio has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 81%, based on 277 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the LifeCam Studio in the US is $78.18 and in total we found 5 prices for it.
Multiple reviews mentioned that this webcam produces an excellent quality image, has superb features and it's very easy to use. It's a classic and affordable built-in microphone webcam, with a very good spec.
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has superb user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this webcam to others.
The cheapest price that we could find for the LifeCam HD-3000 in the US is $36.95 and in total we found 4 prices for it.