Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000


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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
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A classic and good spec 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam
1280 X 720 Pixels No Yes 1.3MP Sep 2013
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 number 187 across all webcams.
99 Reviews
Good Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has excellent user reviews but below average expert reviews. 99% of buyers recommended this webcam to others. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and that it is easy to use. However they also report poor picture quality.
This Microsoft webcam has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in microphone
Has a zoom capability
Put yourself on the widescreen
True 720p HD video
16:9 widescreen
TrueColor technology
Noise cancelling microphone
Universal attachment base
Share videos
Works with
Windows live movie maker
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live call button
Not full HD
Very low megapixel

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and this webcam has an overall expert rating of 60%. Webcam experts don't rate this Microsoft webcam very highly.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, LifeCam HD-3000 owners rated this webcam as brilliant. 71 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this webcam the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Microsoft webcam in the top 13% of all the webcams when ranked by average user review score.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

15 people mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use and four people wrote that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Poor Picture Quality

Two customers who bought it considered that it produced a good quality image.

Microsoft Has Very Good Webcam Reviews

We checked 2,815 expert and owner reviews (including 774 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has very good ratings. 89% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three owners agreed that it had good features.

  • Excellent camera, good features, good picture quality, easy to use & great value for money…
    Matty P ( - November 2015
  • This is a great camera with nice features to suit your own computer…
    Jim ( - November 2012
  • Good picture clarity and extra fun features…
    Jim ( - November 2012


Released Over Four Years Ago

Microsoft released the LifeCam HD-3000 in September 2013.


1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on webcams.

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Not Full HD

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is not full HD. 67% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Very Low Megapixel

The LifeCam HD-3000's megapixel of only 1.3MP is lower than 77% of all webcams when ranked by this feature. The average megapixel of all webcams is 3MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 16MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a built-in microphone. 85% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a zoom capability. 80% of webcams do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have an auto focus. 76% of webcams also do not have an auto focus.

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1280 X 800 Still Image Resolution

The LifeCam HD-3000 has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 30% more resolution than a 1024 x 768 webcam, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all webcams is 2560 x 2048 and the worst is 320x240.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft t3h00013, microsoft t4h00002, microsoft t3h00016, microsoft t4h00004, microsoft t3h00012, microsoft t3h00011, microsoft t3h00001, generic t3h00011, t3h00002


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