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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

£29.99
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
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A very popular and multi award winning 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with a gold award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
1280 X 720 Pixels No Yes 5MP Sep 2012
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Review

With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 15 in best selling webcams and number 32 across all webcams.
91
Reviews
872 Reviews + 6 Awards
83
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Features
Good Features
57
Age
4 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcfoster.pl plus one other site and a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com. Looking across the entire Logitech webcam range, the average reviews for all Logitech webcams are also excellent.
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 2018.
The LifeCam Cinema is one of the best selling webcams currently on the market. View best selling webcams April 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in microphone
Aluminum body
Video effects
Windows live call button
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live movie maker
Optimized for windows live
Flexible stand
TrueColor technology
Higher than average megapixel
Digital microphone
ClearFrame technology
High-precision glass element lens
Auto focus
True 720p HD video
HD video on the go
Broad IM compatibility
Not full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Microsoft webcam and have given it six awards.

The authors at websites Pcfoster.pl and Trusted Reviews both endorse this webcam and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this Microsoft webcam. This webcam received a "Bronze" award from review website Toptenreviews.com and the expert at website Benchmarkreviews.com gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was outstanding.

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

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 14 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this webcam has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this webcam is 87 out of 100 based on 844 owner reviews. Over 84% of reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

143 customers wrote that it was good quality.

  • Colours are sparklingly clear and sound quality is exceptional for the price…
  • The build quality is nice and the flexible stand is versatile…
    Oliver602 - August 2010
  • Gives very good quality picture…
    Mrs F E Lyon - October 2015
  • Comfortable and good quality…
    Nannyann - February 2015
  • Great picture quality - recommended…
    N.Walley - March 2015
  • Picture & sound quality are great…
  • The picture quality is very good…
    Neil Jones - January 2011
  • This camera is very good quality…
    Neil Jones - January 2011
  • The sound quality from the built in microphone was surprisingly good…
    R. Mattock - August 2013
  • Excellent quality results, easy to set up.
    RH - August 2010

Users Report That it is Robust

26 people agreed that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was well made and four customers thought it was strong and durable.

  • It even has a stand built…
    Geek.com January 2010
  • The build quality is nice…
    Oliver602 - August 2010
  • One side is now broken after one month…
    Natalie - August 2015
  • The picture quality is very good and the build quality is superb…
    Neil Jones - January 2011
  • However the microphone that is built in is superb…
    Pizzapeter1998 - January 2015
  • The sound quality from the built in microphone was surprisingly good…
    R. Mattock - August 2013
  • Rock solid plug and play on a Windows 7 system…
    Paul - November 2014
  • Great little item to look at - easy to install and appears of good build quality…
    Malc34 - January 2011
  • Also works well for calls with the built in microphone…
    Miss N. L. Jacques - September 2015
  • * The built in stand is great…
    SoundBison - May 2012

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

25 customers who purchased it thought it was easy to setup, 18 people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use and four owners who bought the product said that it was easy to use the menus. two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • Comfortable and good quality…
    Nannyann - February 2015
  • That's with it turned up at 85% on the control panel Very good buy…
    N. Mahmood - April 2013
  • Effortless to set up…
    NomDePlume - November 2012
  • It was simple to set up and gives an excellent picture…
    R. Mattock - August 2013
  • Excellent quality results, easy to set up.
    RH - August 2010
  • Arrived promptly and easy to set up…
    Powys Man - January 2012
  • It appears on early looks to work perfectly the picture is very very clear and the controls are easy to find and simple to use…
    Pammy - July 2011
  • They come with a choice of ear plugs - very comfy and great quality…
    Pamela Homer - September 2015
  • Great product, easy to use, good resolution…
    Pete colquitt - May 2015
  • Excellent clarity of image, very easy to set up with Windows 7…
    M J Taylor - July 2014

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people agreed that this webcam was noisy.

  • They are well balanced and sufficiently loud…
    Mr. Roy Taylor - January 2016
  • Picture quality is excellent and sound is loud and clear…
    T. Brossman - June 2011
  • 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 - June 2014
  • The microphone has noise cancelling as well, so doesn't broadcast noise like computer fan hum for example…
  • It works very well in lower lighting with minimal visual noise even in quite dim conditions…
    Geoff Lee - March 2013
  • Unless your computer is completely silent and you don't have any air con on, this microphone WILL pick up on it…
    Annika - September 2011

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 people said in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image, six owners who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it produced a good quality image and four customers concluded that this webcam produced clear images. two owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

  • Colours are sparklingly clear…
  • The picture is pin sharp and gives a really good image…
    Nimbus Man - September 2010
  • Mid and high tones still come across crisp giving music a very fresh sound…
    Richest4u - October 2015
  • The camera is good, you have a clear image when there is a good light…
    Maurizio - February 2012
  • The handling for low light situations is really sharp…
  • Fast to install a true plug and play item plus it was easy to use with a great sharp picture…
    Leon - February 2013
  • The image is sharp even in low light…
    Weightaton - February 2012
  • Sharp clear pictures…
    Sigasa - May 2011
  • Pictures are extremely sharp and well coloured…
    Unref - April 2012
  • The picture clarity is above my expectations and is very clear and sharp…
    Steve - January 2012

Users Report Good Sound Quality

66 customers thought it had a good microphone.

  • Colours are sparklingly clear and sound quality is exceptional for the price…
  • Picture & sound quality are great…
  • Fine picture and OK sound so a good web cam for small money…
    NFH - February 2012
  • Had them for about 2 months very good sound amazing too, wire is very thin then expected…
    Rashed Hussain - September 2015
  • The sound quality from the built in microphone was surprisingly good…
    R. Mattock - August 2013
  • Mid and high tones still come across crisp giving music a very fresh sound…
    Richest4u - October 2015
  • Excellent quality, good sound and a price that won't break the bank…
    Pat - January 2012
  • The sound so far seems clear on the microphone…
    Pammy - July 2011
  • The quality of both sound an vision is superb…
    M. Cave - January 2011
  • Break almost immediately Sound perfect when they work…
    Kyle - March 2016

Customers Report Excellent Design

11 people said in their reviews that it was good looking, 10 customers who purchased the product wrote that it was neat and four owners said in their reviews that this webcam was smooth. three people said in their reviews that it was well designed.

Microsoft Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 1,613 expert and user reviews (including 577 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good reviews for its webcams. 92% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Best Seller

Across all webcams, the LifeCam Cinema is one the top selling products currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four owners who purchased this webcam considered that it had good features.

  • The web cam lacks certain features…
  • The picture quality and wide screen facilities are outstanding…
    Mally - 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 - March 2014

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

56 people who bought this webcam reckoned that it was good value for money, however 13 customers said that this webcam was a bit expensive. and nine customers who reviewed this webcam wrote that it was not good value for money. four people who bought it considered that it was expensive.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact, two customers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema reckoned that it was thin and two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.

  • The image is squashed and auto brightness doesn't work so in daylight the image was all white…
    Oliver602 - August 2010
  • Had them for about 2 months very good sound amazing too, wire is very thin then expected…
    Rashed Hussain - September 2015
  • Very small and compact…
    Mattia Caputo - December 2011
  • It is very bad quality, constantly falling out of the ears as the (metal) plugs are far too heavy…
    Roboslav1972 - October 2015
  • There really good, clear sound the only thing is the ear piece is heavy so tends to fall out…
    Sam - October 2015
  • In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made…
    Peppers - February 2013
  • The other general plus of the system is the body based image stabilisation system…
    Popo - February 2009
  • The sleek tubular body is elegant and aesthetically pleasing, yet blends in perfectly so it does not look out of place…
    John Nunn - January 2010
  • It took some fiddling to fix it to the thin screen it was being mounted to…
    Galaktia "Gala" - August 2011
  • The device is compact and the mount does a good job of gripping on almost all surfaces…
    Daniel Burkitt - June 2011

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema of $16.99 (£23.69) in the United States. That's a saving of £6.30.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since September 2013.

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Features

1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam Cinema is not full HD. 71% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Higher Than Average Megapixel

The average megapixel of all webcams is 2.8MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 16MP. The megapixel of the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema of 5MP is in the highest 17% of all webcams when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Cinema has a built-in microphone. 89% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Cinema has a zoom capability, unlike 83% of webcams which do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp. 88% of webcams do not have a laptop clamp.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus. 81% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution

The highest resolution of the LifeCam Cinema is 2880 x 1620. That's over five times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 webcam, which is the most common resolution. Across all webcams the best resolution is 2560 x 2048 and the worst is 320x240.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft y2hmyfu8pcmm6uszfq9x, microsoft x823015001, microsoft 720pixels, microsoft ms100207, microsoft h5d00015, microsoft h5d00001, microsoft h5d00003, microsoft 6ch00002, microsoft h5d00014, microsoft 1280x720, microsoft p152140p, microsoft pca6029, monkey h5d00003, monkey h5d00014, home h5d00014, 6ch00001, h5d00013, hp 20web

Barcodes:

00012304257110, 00012304320074, 00081717630872, 00083777192369, 00085477551484, 00088021285910, 00151903007365, 00163120268023, 00616268724611, 00644535528983, 00645439021303, 00723856185249, 00733199415163, 00758399161276, 00785307931850, 00882224897921, 00882224897938, 00882224897945, 00882224897952, 00882224948746, 00882224966979, 00885370249361, 00885370249378, 00885370249408, 00885370249415, 00885370428520, 00885370428537, 00885370428544, 00885370428551, 00885370428575

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