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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 Webcam

1MP 1280 X 720 Mar 2010
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30 fps. Images stay sharp and detailed even during close-ups. Automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful video. Compact design;... More
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6 Reasons For

Microsoft Webcams Have Good Reviews

Microsoft is one of the better rated webcam manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all webcams.

Features Face Tracking

Unlike most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam HD-6000 which do not feature face tracking, the LifeCam HD-6000 features face tracking.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price].

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USB Powered

Unlike most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam HD-6000 which are not USB powered, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 is USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago, the LifeCam HD-6000 has a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam HD-6000 has a zoom capability. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-6000 do not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams with a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Logitech TV Cam HD[plb_1515821_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000[plb_703784_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The lightest webcam that is a similar age to the LifeCam HD-6000 is 0.35g heavy and the heaviest is 480g. The LifeCam HD-6000 is one of the lighter similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam HD-6000 (only 45.9 grams) amongst similar spec webcams of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The LifeCam HD-6000 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the LifeCam HD-6000 also do not have a motion detector.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago are not mac compatibility. The LifeCam HD-6000 is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth considering include the HP 2100[plb_1498311_price].

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Quite Short Cable Length

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 has a quite short cable length (only 0.736 meters) compared to most of the other webcams of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-6000 the cable lengths range from 0.7m to 5.7m, and the average cable length is 1.8m.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the LifeCam HD-6000 also do not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam HD-6000 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam HD-6000 is not full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam HD-6000 are also not full HD.

If you are looking for a webcam that is full HD then you might also want to consider the Logitech TV Cam HD[plb_1515821_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

Webcams that were launched more than two years ago have minimum RAMs of between 32MB and 1.1GB. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 has a quite big minimum RAM (1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other webcams of this type and age.

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Quite Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The LifeCam HD-6000 has one of the bigger minimum hard disk spaces (1,500 megabyte) amongst webcams of this age. Across all the webcams of a similar age and spec to the LifeCam HD-6000 the minimum hard disk spaces range from 130MB to 1.6GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 360MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 has a relatively standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam HD-6000.

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

This low megapixel webcam was released over seven years ago.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of a similar spec and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 has a maximum video resolution of 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.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Colour Depth
Diagonal Field of View
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Still Image Resolution(s)
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Certification
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Optical Drive Required
Compatible Operating Systems
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Colour
Technical Features
Width (imperial)
Height
Depth (imperial)
Frequency Range
Packaging Data
Manual
Quantity

Expert Reviews

11 July 2013

Det grynede billede gør det svært for dine venner, at se dit ansigtsudtryk på skærmen. Den dæmpede belysning i din stue slører billedet af dig, mens du videochatter. Og den indbyggede... Read more…

Compact lightweight
720p 30fps
Auto Focus
42 image effects
Plenty of customisable video-capture options
Glossy
Poor sound quality
Requires refocusing with every subtle movement, picture is often extremely bright
Requires refocusing with every subtle movement
Picture is often extremely bright

User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 January 2011 by Anonymous
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The 5000 and 6000 seem to be practically identical, but this one really is setup for for a laptop. If you're on a desktop (especially if your machine is not right next to your montiors), get a... Read more…

The audio and video on this camera is very high quality
HD video, 4x pictures. The settings on the software are pretty comprehensive, too. See other thoughts
Very small form factor, nice clip for mounting to laptop screen, high image quality, built in microphone
Sturdy, high zoom, 1080p 60 fps, 360 panorama, separate switch to turn onoff the digital zoom. Twin zoom controllers, limited manual controls. Super sensitive microphones
The 720p widescreen is no joke. This camera has flawless, lagless video capability. Works great fullscreen on my 25 inch widescreen monitor
I didn't see anywhere that this was a LAPTOP version of their camera. I had used the HD 5000 for 6 months at work (excellent camera) and bought two of these 6000's for my momdad and I. Doesn't clip to
Auto-focus. See other thoughts
1) after 45 minutes of skype use my Dell Vostro 1500 started to get very hot and began dropping calls. The vid cam requires the CPU to encode, its not built in and thus can put your computer to work
2) the autofocus is very sensitive and seems to attempt to refocus at times when you wouldn't want it to
3) built in microphone picked up feedback where as built in laptop mic did not

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 7pd00010
Barcodes 00085370428629, 00885370002935, 00885370002942, 00885370002959, 00885370002966, 00885370130638, 00885370249422, 00885370249439, 00885370303933, 00885370428605, 00885370428612, 00885370428629, 03610170004134, 03610480115643, 04988648026773, 04988648770249, 05052883805680, 05054484742227, 08853700029596, 08853701306382, 08853702494224, 08853702494392, 08853704286056, 08853704286124, 09858595327290

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