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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

£44.95
benchmarkreviews.com Gold toptenreviews.com Bronze hardware-pacers.com Editor's Choice Platinum Award Trusted Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured built-in microphone webcam
No Yes 5MP 1280 X 720 Pixels May 2011
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 70 across all webcams.
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967 Reviews + 8 Awards
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 66?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcfoster.pl plus one other site and an "Excellent Hardware" from Hardwareluxx.de. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However this Microsoft webcam has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2017.
Customers report product quality, is robust and is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The LifeCam Cinema has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
Has a built-in microphone
Not full HD

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This webcam has received eight awards from experts.

This Microsoft webcam was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Pcfoster.pl and Trusted Reviews, both of which said that this webcam was very good.

Another three expert review sites liked this webcam. This Microsoft webcam received an "Excellent Hardware" award from website Hardwareluxx.de, confirming their endorsement and the writer at review site Toptenreviews.com gave it a "Bronze" award and thought it was very good. Also, review site Hardware-Pacers.com gave this webcam an "Editor's Choice Platinum Award" and decided it was marvellous.

This Microsoft webcam received a "Gold" award from review website Benchmarkreviews.com who said that this webcam was excellent.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this webcam was very good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this Microsoft webcam a "Good Choice" award and Clubic.com gave it a "Very Good" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this webcam is 84%. This means that experts think this Microsoft webcam is one of the better webcams.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 949 owner reviews the average owner rating of this webcam is 87%. 542 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

143 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

27 people who purchased this webcam concluded that it was well made and four owners said in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was strong and durable.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

25 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup, 18 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use and four owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five owners who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema considered that it was noisy.

  • They are well balanced and sufficiently loud…
  • Picture quality is excellent and sound is loud and clear…
  • Rather than sounding like someone speaking into a tin can it's very much more natural sounding which is important for voice calls (it has noise cancelling too) Video quality is good…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Unless your computer is completely silent and you don't have any air con on, this microphone WILL pick up on it…
    Annika (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2011
  • It works very well in lower lighting with minimal visual noise even in quite dim conditions…
  • The microphone has noise cancelling as well, so doesn't broadcast noise like computer fan hum for example…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 people mentioned in their reviews that this webcam produced a sharp image, six owners who purchased it thought it produced a good quality image and five people who reviewed it mentioned that it produced clear images. two customers who bought this webcam agreed that it had good colour saturation.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

68 people who purchased this webcam thought it had a good microphone.

Users Report Nice Design

10 owners wrote in their reviews that this webcam was neat, 10 owners who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema concluded that it was good looking and four customers who reviewed this webcam agreed that it was smooth. four owners who purchased it agreed that it was well designed.

Microsoft Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,851 expert and owner reviews (including 768 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good ratings for its webcams. Microsoft also has very good ratings specifically within its webcams range compared to other brands. 86% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Four customers who purchased it thought it had good features.

  • The web cam lacks certain features…
  • The picture quality and wide screen facilities are outstanding…
    Mally (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • The software that comes with it has some fun features, also…
    Geekster (Walmart.com) - February 2011
  • It was easy to set up, produces clear pictures and has the bonus of fun features that youngsters would enjoy playing with - adding cartoon features to images, stretching…
    BellBean (Amazon) - March 2014

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

59 people thought it was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five people reckoned that it was compact, two people who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema concluded that it was thin and two owners wrote that the product was a good body shape.

  • Had them for about 2 months very good sound amazing too, wire is very thin then expected…
  • In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made…
    Pepper (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013
  • The other general plus of the system is the body based image stabilisation system…
    Popo (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2009
  • The image is squashed and auto brightness doesn't work so in daylight the image was all white…
  • There really good, clear sound the only thing is the ear piece is heavy so tends to fall out…
    Sam (Amazon.co.uk) - October 2015
  • It is very bad quality, constantly falling out of the ears as the (metal) plugs are far too heavy…
  • Installation and ease of setup - fantastic Picture & build quality - excellent The unit is lightweight and the clamp is novel plus is usable for both laptops…
    AlanG (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Very small and compact…
    Mattia Caputo (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Very impressive small and compact unit, well worth the money…
  • It took some fiddling to fix it to the thin screen it was being mounted to…

Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast webcams that we found costs £3 and the most expensive costs £499. We think that this webcam has an average price.

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Features

Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Cinema has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams also have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams, the LifeCam Cinema is not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Cinema has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams.

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Has an Auto Focus

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus. Most of the other webcams also have an auto focus.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP and the highest is 20MP. The LifeCam Cinema has one of the higher megapixels (5 megapixels) amongst webcams of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams.

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp. Most of the other webcams also have a laptop clamp.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was September 2012 when this webcam was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft h5d00014, microsoft 6ch00002
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