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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Webcam

1MP 1280 X 720 Feb 2014
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
Microsoft has good reviews for its webcams
Tough to attach securely to computer screen
Poor sound quality

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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Based on 1,396 expert and user reviews (including 182 verified purchases), Microsoft has good reviews for its webcams. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically within its webcams range compared to other brands. 84% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Poor Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this webcam did not have a good microphone. Six years ago Notebookcheck.net said “Poor sound quality”.


Price

Low Price

One person who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 reckoned that it was good value for money. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Low price”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Lightweight

One customer who bought it thought it was lightweight. Notebookcheck.net wrote six years ago “Compact lightweight” in their review of this webcam.


Design

Tough to Attach Securely to Computer Screen

One person who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it was not strong and durable. Six years ago Notebookcheck.net wrote “Tough to attach securely to computer screen”.

Good Quality

One owner reckoned that this webcam was good quality. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Quality product” .

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Logitech 3000 is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Genius FaceCam 320 (£8.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a built-in flash.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Microsoft released the LifeCam HD-3000.


Performance

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 1 megapixel, the LifeCam HD-3000 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to this webcam.

We compared this webcam to all the other 1MP webcams and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (£39.95) is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Logitech 3000 (1.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the LifeCam HD-3000 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Webcams that have been available for around the same time as this webcam maximum video resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 1600 x 1200 pixels.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (£39.95) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have an auto focus. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have an auto focus.

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Has a Photo Feature

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a photo feature, as do most of the other webcams of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review Sources

To prepare this Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 review we compared this webcam to 281 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,012 product attributes, 14,021 webcam reviews and 700,200 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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