Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

£28.98 £28.74 cheaper than 2 days ago
No Yes 1280 X 720 Pixels Clip Nov 2012
Full HD Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Release Date 100% Kickass IT Best Buy Recommended Editor's Choice
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review

Our Verdict:
A multi award winning built-in microphone webcam
With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Studio number 70 across all webcams.
2 Reviews + 5 Awards
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score
* Based on a comparison of 256 webcams

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 97%. 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 2017.
This Microsoft webcam is missing some features:
Not full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £65.83 to £28.98 in the last 2 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
eBay £28.98
Standard delivery: £19.53
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Amazon UK £59.51
FREE Standard delivery
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Misco £62.39
Standard delivery: £5.99
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Video Reviews

Microsoft LifeCam Studio In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website scored this Microsoft webcam 80 out of 100.

Microsoft Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 1,850 expert and owner reviews (including 579 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has very good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has very good ratings specifically for its webcams. 89% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


Webcams range in price from £3 to £460. We think that this webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams.


Not Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is not full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams are also not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam was released in November 2012.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoftsku 5wh00002, microsoft hz5wh00003, microsoft 1920x1080p, microsoft q2f00001, microsoft chq5za00, microsoft 5wh00002, microsoft q2f00020, microsoft q2f00016, dicotasku q2f00015, microsoft chq5zs00, microsoft q2f00013, microsoft q2f00003, microsoft q2f00015, home q2f00015, home 5wh00002
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review Sources

To prepare this Microsoft LifeCam Studio review we compared this webcam to 256 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 41,403 product attributes, 15,490 webcam reviews and 694,000 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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