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3 Reasons For
Microsoft Webcams Have Good Reviews
Webcams produced by Microsoft have an average rating of 85 out of 100, which is in the top 20% of all webcam brands that we have looked at.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the LifeCam Studio.
1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams of a similar age and spec to it.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The Microsoft LifeCam Studio does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam Studio also do not have a motion detector.
Not USB Powered
Most similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years are not USB powered. The LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.
Webcams which are USB powered that might also be worth looking at include the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], or the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
Like most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago, the LifeCam Studio does not feature face tracking.
Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to look at include the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price] which is also higher rated.
Not Mac Compatibility
Most webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam Studio are not mac compatibility. The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.
If you would prefer a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to consider the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Genius FaceCam 320[plb_1719586_price] which also has a higher rating.
+5 More reasons against
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
The Microsoft LifeCam Studio does not have a zoom capability, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeCam Studio also do not have a zoom capability.
Not Full HD
Most webcams that were launched more than two years ago are not full HD. The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.
Webcams which are full HD that might be worth looking at include the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Like most of the other similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago, the LifeCam Studio does not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The Microsoft LifeCam Studio does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a snapshot button.
We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam Studio
Released Over Four Years Ago
Microsoft released the LifeCam Studio over four years ago.
Average Maximum Frame Rate
The LifeCam Studio has a pretty typical maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of this age and type.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including the Foscam FI8909W[plb_1716257_price] which has better reviews.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Design and finish
Excellent picture quality in good light
Automatic focusing and good audio quality
Software package supplied
Screw hole for tripod attachment (the same size as a camera)
No 1080p video (only for photos)
Bitrate isn't quite high enough for lowlight conditions
Razzzmatazzz would recommend the Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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