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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

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A multi award winning and best selling 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with a gold award from one expert review website and 7 further awards from other expert sites
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 12 in best selling webcams and number 34 across all webcams.
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881 Reviews + 8 Awards
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80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
5 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% 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 a "Gold" from Benchmarkreviews.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 February 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is robust and design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixel
TrueColor technology
Video effects
Windows live call button
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live movie maker
Optimized for windows live
Flexible stand
Aluminum body
Digital microphone
Has a built-in microphone
ClearFrame technology
High-precision glass element lens
Auto focus
True 720p HD video
HD video on the go
Has a laptop clamp
Has a zoom capability
Broad IM compatibility

Should You Buy it Now?

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This Microsoft webcam is one of the most awarded by experts in webcams of all the webcams.

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

Three more expert review sites all endorsed this Microsoft webcam. This webcam received a Benchmarkreviews.com "Gold" award and review website Hardwareluxx.de conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it an "Excellent Hardware" award. This Microsoft webcam also received a "Bronze" award from website Toptenreviews.com.

This webcam was given a "Silver" award by review site Hardware-Pacers.com who decided that this Microsoft webcam was very good.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded 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

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 81%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 848 owner reviews the average owner rating of this webcam is 86%. Over 83% 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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Users Report Superior Product Quality

143 people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality, however 10 customers mentioned that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was not of a good quality. and nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

28 people who reviewed this webcam considered that it was well made and four owners mentioned that this webcam was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

11 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking, 10 people thought it was neat and four owners said in their reviews that the product was smooth. four owners wrote in their reviews that it was well designed.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

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

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five customers who bought it concluded that it was noisy.

  • Fan oven is very quiet and grill very good…
  • They are well balanced and sufficiently loud…
  • It's easy to fit, works efficiently and the fan is quiet…
  • Picture quality is excellent and sound is loud and clear…
  • The microphone has noise cancelling as well, so doesn't broadcast noise like computer fan hum for example…
  • 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
  • It works very well in lower lighting with minimal visual noise even in quite dim conditions…
  • 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

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

18 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it produced a sharp image, five owners wrote in their reviews that it produced clear images and five people who bought it said that it produced a good quality image. two people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

64 owners said in their reviews that it had a good microphone.

A Best Selling Product

According to sales data from Amazon, the LifeCam Cinema is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased webcams in the last 3 months.

Microsoft Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 2,407 user and expert reviews (including 864 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has very good ratings. 91% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

  • The web cam lacks certain features…
  • 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
  • The picture quality and wide screen facilities are outstanding…
    Mally (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

61 customers said in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was good value for money.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four people concluded that it was compact, two owners who purchased it agreed that it was thin and two owners who reviewed this webcam mentioned that it was a good body shape.

  • Had them for about 2 months very good sound amazing too, wire is very thin then expected…
  • The other general plus of the system is the body based image stabilisation system…
    Popo (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2009
  • 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…
  • In terms of its physical form the camera looks compact and very well made…
    Pepper (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013
  • Very small and compact…
    Mattia Caputo (Amazon) - December 2011
  • The image is squashed and auto brightness doesn't work so in daylight the image was all white…
    Oliver602 (Amazon) - August 2010
  • 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
  • It took some fiddling to fix it to the thin screen it was being mounted to…
  • The device is compact and the mount does a good job of gripping on almost all surfaces…

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema and the United Kingdom price of £24.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $23.79 (£33.30).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam was released in September 2012.

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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. 67% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Higher Than Average Megapixel

Webcams have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel is 3MP. The megapixel of the LifeCam Cinema of 5MP is higher than 84% of all webcams when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Cinema has a built-in microphone. 86% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Cinema has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 80% of webcams do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp, unlike 87% of webcams which do not have a laptop clamp.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus, which is unusual. 76% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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2880 X 1620 Still Image Resolution

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1620. That's over five times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 webcam, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all webcams ranges from 320x240 (worst) to 2560 x 2048 (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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