Microsoft LifeCam Studio


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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

£34.99 £31.42 cheaper than 8 days ago
Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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A very popular and multi award winning 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
1280 X 720 Pixels No Yes Clip Nov 2012
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Mounting Type Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam Studio number 9 in best selling webcams and number 96 across all webcams.
497 Reviews + 5 Awards
Value for Money
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 44?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received five awards including a "Recommended" from and a "Best Buy" from it 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 2017.
The LifeCam Studio is one of the best selling webcams currently on the market. View best selling webcams September 2017.
It 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 £66.41 to £34.99 in the last 8 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio In-Depth Analysis

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Five Industry Awards

Amongst webcams, this Microsoft webcam is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

Three expert review sites all thought that this webcam was very good. This Microsoft webcam received an "Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from review website IT This webcam also received an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Microsoft webcam was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website who concluded that this webcam was great.

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 16 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and this webcam has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 481 owner reviews the average owner rating of this webcam is 79 out of 100. 162 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Popular Choice

Across all webcams, the LifeCam Studio is one the top selling products currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Microsoft Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Based on 2,858 user and expert reviews (including 773 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good ratings for its webcams. 85% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £34.99 it is more expensive than 69% of webcams.

Price Has Gone Down by £31 (47%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Microsoft LifeCam Studio of $24.00 (£31.94) in the United States. That's a saving of £3.05.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Microsoft released the LifeCam Studio in November 2012.


1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution

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

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam Studio is not full HD. 67% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has a built-in microphone. 86% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft 1920x1080, microsoft q2f00018, microsoft 5wh00002, microsoft q2f00013, microsoft q2f00014, microsoft q2f00001, microsoft q2f00015, microsoft pb4265b


00616268724765, 00644535530528, 00785307931270, 00885370139808, 00885370249453, 00885370428179, 00885370428186, 00885370428360, 00999996731916, 05052916562115, 05054484208013, 05054533208018, 05054629149492, 05054814457111, 08853704282546

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