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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam

5MP Feb 2014
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Release Date
Good brand
Features face tracking
Has a built-in microphone
310 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,396 expert and user reviews (including 299 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its full HD webcams range. 89% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam has been on the market since February 2014.


Design

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other full HD webcams that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Logitech CC3000e.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which do not have a built-in flash.

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Performance

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam Studio features face tracking, as do most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as this webcam.

There are a number of alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available that you might want to look at including the C310, or the C910 both from Logitech which and both of have better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

The LifeCam Studio has a fairly standard megapixel (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to this webcam.

We compared all the other 5MP webcams to this webcam and we think because of its better review score, the Logitech C310 is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on full HD webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam Studio has a zoom capability. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to this webcam also have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams with a zoom capability to this webcam and we think because of its better review score, the Logitech C930e is also worth considering.

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Has a Photo Feature

The LifeCam Studio has a photo feature. Most of the other full HD webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to this webcam also have a photo feature.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam Studio has an auto focus. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as this webcam also have an auto focus.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the LifeCam Studio has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other full HD webcams that have been available for around the same time as this webcam. The average digital zoom of webcams that are a comparable age to this webcam is 4.4x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 10x.

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Full HD

This webcam is full HD.

We compared all the other full HD webcams to this webcam and we think because of its better review score, the Logitech C310 is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft q2f00015pro, microsoft 5wh00002pro, microsoft p133198p, microsoft p213260p, microsoft 1080p
Barcodes 00031111924886, 00042111334520, 00085370234305, 00088021359970, 00132017856582, 00163120265565, 00601000780253, 00616268724765, 00617407476156, 00758399161184, 00763615969253, 00885370139808, 00885370139822, 00885370139839, 00885370234299, 00885370234305, 00885370234312, 00885370249453, 00885370428179, 00885370428186, 00885370428254, 00885370428346, 00887596056099, 00999996731916, 00999996732425, 03610480094467, 04988648753624, 04988648770263, 04988648852235, 05052916562115

Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review Sources

To prepare this Microsoft LifeCam Studio review we compared this webcam to 282 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 41,187 product attributes, 14,286 webcam reviews and 720,700 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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