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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Webcam

1.3MP 1280 X 720 Feb 2014
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Best Seller

Across all webcams, the LifeCam HD-3000 is one the top selling products currently on the market.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Microsoft is one of the better rated webcam brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Microsoft also has good ratings for its built-in microphone webcams.

Reasonably Priced

One Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 owner reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Micromart.co.uk mentioned four years ago “That makes it pleasantly cheap (you can pick one up for under £20).” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased this webcam thought it was good quality. Micromart.co.uk wrote “Good video quality for the price” in their review.

USB Powered

The LifeCam HD-3000 is USB powered. Most of the other built-in microphone webcams that have been around for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-3000 are not USB powered.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other USB powered webcams currently available including the Hercules HD Twist[plb_365539_price], the Gear Head WC7500HD[plb_1787738_price], or the Mediatech MT4023[plb_1916641_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Cable Length

With a cable length of 1.829 meters, the LifeCam HD-3000 has one of the longer cable lengths amongst webcams of this age. Webcams of a similar type and age to the LifeCam HD-3000 have cable lengths of between 0.7m and 3.4m.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has a zoom capability. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam HD-3000 do not have a zoom capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other webcams with a zoom capability currently available including the Genius FaceCam 321[plb_1787710_price] which has better reviews.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This webcam received an expert rating of 60% from micromart.co.uk. That puts this Microsoft webcam in the bottom 21% of all the webcams of a comparable age and type.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature face tracking.

It is worth considering other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Hercules HD Twist[plb_365539_price], the Acme United CA11[plb_1832181_price], or the Atlantis Land MagicView 985 HD[plb_2466391_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the LifeCam HD-3000, the LifeCam HD-3000 is not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth considering include the Logitech C120[plb_170859_price], the Genius FaceCam 321[plb_1787710_price], or the HP 2100[plb_1498311_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The LifeCam HD-3000 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a snapshot button.

Alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might want to consider include the C600[pl_497439_price], or the B500[pl_546296_price] both from Logitech or the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam HD-3000 is not full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam HD-3000 are also not full HD.

If you would prefer a webcam that is full HD then you might also want to look at the Hercules HD Twist[plb_365539_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of other webcams which also have a night mode that you might also want to look at including the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The average minimum RAM of webcams of this type and age is 560MB, and the minimum RAMs range from 32MB to 2.1GB. With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has one of the bigger minimum RAMs amongst similar spec webcams of this age.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The smallest minimum hard disk space of comparable spec webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam HD-3000 is 130MB and the biggest is 1.5GB. At 1,500 megabyte, the LifeCam HD-3000 has a fairly big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the LifeCam HD-3000.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Megapixel

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a pretty standard megapixel (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other webcams of this age and type.

Alternative 1.3MP webcams currently available which you might want to consider include the C120[pl_170859_price], or the B500[pl_546296_price] both from Logitech or the Gembird A4-GWJ-800[plb_473274_price] which has better reviews.

If this Microsoft webcam megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sweex WC070[plb_1511696_price] (2MP and higher rated), the Esperanza EC103[plb_2710911_price] (2MP and higher rated), or the Genius FaceCam 321[plb_1787710_price] (8MP and higher rated).

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Full HD
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Built-In Microphone
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USB Powered
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USB Required
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Expert Reviews

(1)
25 April 2013

Microsoft's LifeCam range has been around for a while now, and the LifeCam HD-3000 is a couple of years old. That makes it pleasantly cheap (you can pick one up for under £20), but be warned that... Read more…

Qualit d'image correcte (jour et nuit) en 640 x 360 pixels
Mise au point automatique et suivi du visage
Suite logicielle complte
Good video quality for the price
Automatic light compensation works well
Dbit d'images trop faible en 720p
10 images par seconde
Surexpose dans une salle claire
Blancs brls
Bouche les noirs dans une pice sombre

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 September 2011 by Royston
Royston would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Excelent Purchase. The Web Cam Gives A Perfect Picture Could Not Wish For Anything Better...

Good Value
It is a new 7, has a good screen resolution 1920 x 1080), a good size hard drive 1 TB), and has dual band 802.11AC. The sound is also decent compared to other laptops I have used. I was able to ins
Good picture and sound for the price
Perfect picture
Removable
Minus one egg because of the difficulty in upgrading the memory. It took a lot of time. The memory slots and hard drive are not easy accessible through a simple removable panel. The touchpad does not
Driver Is Broken
Not Supported
Poorly Designed
Nothing
Reviewed 17 July 2013 by Aaron93
Aaron93 would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Excellent quality webcam, well worth the price I paid for it!

Very fast machine with SSD installed
Long battery life, 6 hours of browsing and Netflix, without heavy gaming, no problem
Strong graphics card, will play all games at least in medium settigs and most at high. you should be plugged in to get the best graphics
Slim and light
Pleasant design with backlit keyboard
The only con is that it isn't always stable on your computer. Sometimes I would have to adjust it to get it centered
Awkward Mount
Mounting to desktop monitor is a little flimsy
Trying to open the packaging
No CD-ROM drive
Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Jim New Bern
(Verified Purchase)

I use this camera for Skype and it produces sharp clear pictures. However the microphone leaves a lot to be desired. My Skype partners cannot hear me without shouting and I have the settings... Read more…

Removable
Price
Clarity
Sound
Programs that come with it
Weak
The clip could be better not much else
Not particularly bothersome at this moment, but if you do use it as a "lap"top, be ware that it runs a bit warm, 80 85c with various entertainment options running at the same time. I strictly use it a
Also, the reason why I always connect another usb keyboard to it, is that the original keyboard simple will not allow you to press too many keys at once. No kidding I can't even move properly in the f
I have had this product for some time

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft t3h00016
Barcodes 00085370428421, 00132017856469, 00611101586517, 00763615994316, 00885370228045, 00885370228052, 00885370228069, 00885370228076, 00885370228106, 00885370228496, 00885370428407, 00885370428414, 00885370428421, 00885370428452, 00887605148890, 03328170210478, 04054842433652, 04988648852266, 05053676761107, 05054629531341, 08853702280698, 08853702281060, 08853704284076, 08853704284144

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