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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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3dGameMan.com 100% Kickass IT Reviews.com Best Buy alphr.com Recommended rwlabs.com Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and powerful 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Yes Yes 5MP Sep 2012
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Studio number 40 in full HD webcams and number 139 across all webcams.
91
Reviews
504 Reviews + 5 Awards
95
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 84% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received five awards including a "Recommended" from Alphr.com and a "Best Buy" from it Reviews.com. 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 2018.
The LifeCam Studio has some great features:
1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Full HD
Higher than average megapixel
Has a built-in microphone
The closest to being there experience the vivid sights, sounds, and colors of real life with HD video
1080p HD sensor
Auto focus
High-Precision glass element lens
TrueColor technology
ClearFrame technology
High-Fidelity microphone
Tripod thread
Windows live movie maker
Windows live photo gallery
Windows live call button
Works with

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Microsoft LifeCam Studio In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

Amongst webcams, this webcam is one of the most highly awarded.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this Microsoft webcam. The editor of website Alphr.com conluded that they would endorse this webcam and gave it a "Recommended" award and the writer at website IT Reviews.com gave it a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was a sensible purchase. This Microsoft webcam also received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Rwlabs.com.

This webcam received a "Highly Recommended" award from website 3dGameMan.com who decided that this Microsoft webcam was very good.

The editor of one additional expert review site said that this Microsoft webcam was very good. This was from Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

This Microsoft webcam has an average expert rating of 80% based on 16 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Pocket Lint, Digital Versus and pcworld.co.nz.

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Average User Reviews

LifeCam Studio owners on average rated this webcam 79 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Microsoft Has Very Good Webcam Reviews

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

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This webcam was released in September 2012.

Features

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

The LifeCam Studio has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found resolution. This webcam also has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The resolution of all webcams ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is full HD, which is unusual. 67% of webcams are not full HD.

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Higher Than Average Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average megapixel is 3MP. The LifeCam Studio's megapixel of 5MP is higher than 81% of all webcams when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do 85% of webcams.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a snapshot button. 84% of webcams do not have a snapshot button.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Studio has a zoom capability, unlike 80% of webcams which do not have a zoom capability.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Studio has an auto focus. 76% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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Features Face Tracking

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio features face tracking, unlike 85% of webcams which do not feature face tracking.

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2560 X 2048 Still Image Resolution

The highest resolution of the LifeCam Studio is 2560 x 2048. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and is in fact the best resolution across all webcams.

A 320x240 still image resolution(s) is the worst resolution across comparable types of webcam.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 95% of webcams do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft q2f00015pro, microsoft 5wh00002pro, microsoft q2f00001, microsoft p133198p, microsoft q2f00018, microsoft p213260p, microsoft q2f00014, microsoft 1080p

Barcodes:

00031111924886, 00042111334520, 00085370234305, 00088021359970, 00132017856582, 00163120265565, 00601000780253, 00616268724765, 00617407476156, 00644535530528, 00758399161184, 00763615767033, 00763615969253, 00785307931270, 00797045614797, 00885370139808, 00885370139822, 00885370139839, 00885370234299, 00885370234305, 00885370234312, 00885370249453, 00885370428179, 00885370428186, 00885370428254, 00885370428346, 00885370428360, 00887596056099, 00999996731916, 00999996732425

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