People who bought this webcam rated this webcam 79% on average.
Good Picture Quality
Seven customers considered that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio produced a sharp image. A. R. wrote “The image is very sharp” in their review of this webcam and gave it a score of 5 stars. Lee Cox mentioned in March last year “Now i use that, crisp 1080p recordings, sweet” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. R Francis said in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review on Amazon two years ago “Although a little larger than I was led to believe the capture is as crisp as a new £10.00 note”.
A number of Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners agreed that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio produced clear images. Two years ago Adam Graham mentioned “Works really well, nice clear image and plug”. Cameron Austwick wrote in his Microsoft LifeCam Studio review on Amazon “Displays a crystal clear image”.
Some Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam Studio mentioned that it produced a good quality image. Six years ago expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “It's simple to operate and image quality is excellent –” in their review of this webcam.
Easy to Use
Eight Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Studio reckoned that it was easy to use. Chris Pay he said “The driver seems to load OK and you can operate and control the camera OK in Skype”. Hadders said “Simple and easy to use” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Saiya.e.whitehead wrote “Grate product easy to use i would defiantly recommend it to anyone that wants a good webcam that works in HD” .
Several customers thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold. V3.co.uk mentioned ten years ago “Easy to set up Mouse is extremely comfortable Good for chronic pain sufferers”. One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner concluded that this webcam was easy to use the menus. Booredatwork.com wrote “Needs a powerful PC for max settings”.
A number of Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Danni wrote on Amazon “I bought this webcam so I could have better quality when streaming and after a month I was pretty happy with it” but they rated this webcam 40 out of 100. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “An eye-catching durable design”. V3.co.uk wrote ten years ago “Price is still pretty high” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio.
Several Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers concluded that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio was a good design. Chuckie mentioned on Amazon “Great design” but in spite of that they only rated it 2 stars. Expert website Maximumcpu.net mentioned “Has a sleek “industrial” brushed aluminum design”. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote “Even though it's not our top choice, this web cam’s quality and design will not disappoint”.
Three Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Studio concluded that it was ergonomic. V3.co.uk said ten years ago “Microsoft’s Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 is a keyboard” but even so they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. V3.co.uk also wrote “The keyboard is less ergonomic than uncomfortable”. V3.co.uk also said “Comfortable and ergonomic”.
Several Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners concluded that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio was neat. David a said “Neat unit - appears to be well constructed” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Four years ago Mr Mervyn Head wrote in his review of this webcam “The camera sits neatly on top of my screen” and gave it an excellent review score.
Good Product Quality
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio was good quality. A. R. wrote on Amazon “The dynamic range really good and the sound quality superb” in their review of this webcam. Adam Graham said on Amazon two years ago “Good cam with decent 720p video quality”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this webcam on Amazon last year “Excellent camera, high quality video and it comes in” and rated this webcam 5 stars.
A Best Selling Product
Across all webcams, the LifeCam Studio is one the top selling products currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Sound Quality
A number of people considered that it had a good microphone. In March last year David a mentioned “Audio is adequate” in his review. Leo L wrote “Works very well, clear video and audio”. Mr Mervyn Head said on Amazon “Gives very good video and sound quality” in his review.
A few Microsoft LifeCam Studio owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago Andrew Dutton he mentioned on Amazon “My Logitech camera, purchased for a similar price, has much better video” in his review of this webcam. Jim mentioned “The price is good” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Marcin Bach said on Amazon “The discounted price can be tempting.” yet they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.
Some customers agreed that this webcam was a bargain for the price. Jim wrote “It is like sending the other person HD production quality, whencompared to the cheap web cams they install into laptops” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned four years ago “They are, in fact, cheap camcorder” in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review.
One Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewer who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Studio concluded that it was cheap. Futurelooks.com wrote in their review of this webcam seven years ago “The Microsoft LifeCam Studio isn’t exactly the least expensive webcam on the market.” .
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One customer who bought this webcam considered that it was reliable. Connor Landregan mentioned in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review “By far more reliable!” but despite that they rated the product 1 stars. One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner said in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam Studio was well made.
One customer thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. R. Hines said in their Microsoft LifeCam Studio review on Amazon two years ago “Product is now broken, I've only had it a couple months”.
One customer who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable.
Good Technical Features
A few Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers considered that it had good features. Davef47 mentioned “Haven't fully explored facilities available”. Expert review site Maximumcpu.net mentioned in their review “Not cheap or plastic like most do, has a good feature set”.
Some Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Fred D-S mentioned in his Microsoft LifeCam Studio review on Amazon “What I like is the manual / variable settings for focus, frame rate, exposure, contrast”. Futurelooks.com wrote in their review seven years ago “Full manual controls”.
One Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. David a said on Amazon “In other situations it is good for Internet conversations”. One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Futurelooks.com mentioned “This USB web camera has excellent image quality”.
A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Doppelganger wrote “Pros - Nice decent image - Nice video quality - Nice positioning, you can put it anywhere with easy - Light weight - Small” .
One person who bought the product concluded that it was compact. Pocket Lint gave the Microsoft LifeCam Studio a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this webcam “Beautiful picture quality, stylish and compact, great sound”.
£6.97 Price Drop
In the last 42 days the LifeCam Studio has dropped in price by £6.97.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and spec.
1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the LifeCam Studio is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The best video resolution of all webcams that were released more than two years ago is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
One Microsoft LifeCam Studio reviewer who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam Studio reckoned that it was not quiet. Maximumcpu.net wrote “Sleek design reminiscent of the iSight, high resolution, mic is not too quiet, works in Linux” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio.
One Microsoft LifeCam Studio owner who bought the product considered that it was noisy. Six years ago Maximumcpu.net said “Lens Cap is pretty much useless, background noise is picked up” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam Studio.
Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The LifeCam Studio does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a motion detector.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
Like most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeCam Studio, the LifeCam Studio does not feature face tracking.
Not Mac Compatibility
Most webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio are not mac compatibility. The LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it is also not mac compatibility.
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
Most webcams of a similar spec and age to the LifeCam Studio do not have a zoom capability. The LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it also does not have a zoom capability.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for more than two years, the LifeCam Studio does not have a snapshot button.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
The LifeCam Studio does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio also do not have a night mode.
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We think this webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a similar spec and age. We checked 63 webcams of a similar spec and age and they range in price from £5 to £393.
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Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
USB, USB 2.0
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
microsoft hz5wh00003, microsoft 1920x1080, microsoft q2f00001, microsoft 5wh00002, microsoft q2f00014, microsoft q2f00018, microsoft q2f00013, microsoft pb4265b