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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 6 further awards from other expert sites
1280 X 720 Pixels No Yes 5MP Sep 2011
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema number 6 in best selling webcams and number 24 across all webcams.
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Reviews
853 Reviews + 7 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
61
Features
Good Features
45
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received seven 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.
The LifeCam Cinema is one of the best selling webcams currently on the market. View best selling webcams November 2017.
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

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Video Reviews

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this Microsoft webcam and have given it seven awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this webcam. This was from Pcfoster.pl and Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

Furthermore, this webcam received an "Excellent Hardware" award from review site Hardwareluxx.de and the writer at review website Toptenreviews.com concluded that it was very good and gave it a "Bronze" award. This Microsoft webcam also received a Benchmarkreviews.com "Gold" award.

The editor of one other expert review site said that this webcam was great. This was from Hardware-pacers.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice Silver Award".

The writer at one more expert review site thought that this Microsoft webcam was very good. This was from Clubic.com who gave it an "Very Good".

Good Expert Reviews

This webcam has an average expert rating of 85% based on 14 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Computerpoweruser.com and toptenreviews.com. This puts this Microsoft webcam in the top 13% of all the webcams when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good User Reviews

LifeCam Cinema owners on average rated this webcam 87 out of 100. 473 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

118 customers said in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

23 people who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema agreed that it was well made and four people who purchased it said that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

23 owners agreed that it was easy to setup, 17 customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use and three owners thought this webcam was easy to use the menus. two customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Four customers who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema concluded that it was noisy.

  • They are well balanced and sufficiently loud…
  • 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…
  • 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
  • The microphone has noise cancelling as well, so doesn't broadcast noise like computer fan hum for example…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 owners considered that the product produced a sharp image, six customers who purchased it thought it produced a good quality image and five owners who reviewed it thought it produced clear images.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

57 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good microphone.

Popular Choice

The LifeCam Cinema is a popular choice amongst people who bought webcams in the last 3 months.

Customers Report Excellent Design

10 people considered that it was good looking, eight people reckoned that the product was neat and four customers agreed that the product was smooth. four owners concluded that it was well designed.

Microsoft Has Very Good Webcam Reviews

Based on 2,758 owner and expert reviews (including 743 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good ratings for its webcams. 88% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it had good features.

  • The web cam lacks certain features…
  • 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) - January 2013

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema reckoned that it was compact and two owners said in their reviews that the product was thin.

  • 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…
  • The image is squashed and auto brightness doesn't work so in daylight the image was all white…
  • Had them for about 2 months very good sound amazing too, wire is very thin then expected…
  • Very impressive small and compact unit, well worth the money…
  • 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
  • The sleek tubular body is elegant and aesthetically pleasing, yet blends in perfectly so it does not look out of place…
  • The device is compact and the mount does a good job of gripping on almost all surfaces…
  • It took some fiddling to fix it to the thin screen it was being mounted to…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

52 owners considered that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £39.07 it is cheaper than 60% of webcams.

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We found a cheaper price for the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema of $15.00 (£19.96) in the United States. That's a saving of £19.11.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam has been on the market since September 2013.

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

Like most other webcams, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is not full HD. 68% of webcams are not full HD.

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Higher Than Average Megapixel

The megapixel of the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema of 5MP is higher than 82% of all webcams when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average megapixel is 2.9MP.

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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. 81% of webcams do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam Cinema has a laptop clamp, which is unusual. 86% of webcams do not have a laptop clamp.

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Has an Auto Focus

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema has an auto focus, unlike 77% of webcams which 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 frequently found 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:

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Barcodes:

00012300210768, 00012304257110, 00012304320074, 00012951709208, 00013591042809, 00041002025639, 00041114073368, 00081717630872, 00083777192369, 00085477551484, 00088021285910, 00088022233408, 00132017856902, 00151903007365, 00151903580370, 00163120268023, 00163120441105, 00611101348986, 00616268724611, 00644535528983, 00645439021303, 00682017419817, 00723856185249, 00733199415163, 00758399161276, 00777781759235, 00785307931850, 00882224897921, 00882224897938, 00882224897945

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