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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

£177.36
£8.99 £168.37 cheaper than 12 days ago
Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
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A bargain price but 4 year old 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with inferior features
640 X 480 Pixels No Yes 0.3MP Feb 2014
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Compatible Windows Yahoo AOL Messenger Black BNIB C7MC (Brand new, unopened)
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 1.3MP VGA Webcam with Microphone ** GET YOUR'S TODAY ** (Brand new, unopened)
£16.99
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 - webcams (640 x 480 pixels, USB 2.0, Black, CMOS, Clip/Stand, 0 - 60 °C)
£19.99
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 - Black
£185.36
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Refurbished - Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Webcam JSD-00008 in Black *Quality Refurbished Item* (Refurbished)
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 number 18 in best selling webcams and number 29 across all webcams.
97
Value for Money
Excellent
38
Features
Missing Some Features
50
Age
3 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%. 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.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, superior product quality and nice design.
This Microsoft webcam is missing some features:
Only 640 x 480 pixels resolution
Not full HD
Lower than average megapixel
Does not have a zoom capability

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 £185.36 to £8.99 in the last 12 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

A few customers said in their reviews that this webcams was good value for money. Amazon Customer rated this webcams 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “Anyway it's a great cam for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “For such a good price I cannot complain”. Amazon Customer also said “Good value for money”.

Several customers who bought this webcams thought it was a bargain for the price. Anne Hobbs wrote “Senior citizens also very cheap for a camera Anne”. El Micko said in their Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review on Amazon “Bought this webcam for my daughter - worked perfectly - have since purchased one for myself - a good cheap little purchase” and gave the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 a rating of 99 out of 100. Lifegoeson wrote on Amazon “Neat & Cheap” in their review.

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owner said in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 was cheap. Phil G. said two years ago “Small inexpensive no nonsense webcam that I use for talking to my family on Skype”.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

A few customers considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Good quality image and sound”. Two years ago Anais said on Amazon “The picture quality is really good”. Andras Hermann said on Amazon “Good quality for the price” in their review and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.

Users Report Excellent Design

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was neat. Curmudgeon wrote on Amazon “It has a neat appearance, integral microphone”. Lifegoeson mentioned on Amazon “Neat & Cheap” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Three years ago S Duckworth wrote on Amazon “Is very a very neat design” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reckoned that it was good looking. Mrs Elias wrote three years ago “Bought this for my children to use easy to set up and pretty good quality” in her review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800. Stevo said on Amazon “He noticed the difference before I mentioned the new cam so a pretty good start” and rated the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 99 out of 100.

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Users Report That it is Robust

Several Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owners concluded that this webcams was well made. Audrey said “This is not a shoddy product although very well priced”. Mr L Winokur and he said three years ago “The built in mike was handy as it meant fewer bits”. Mr L Winokur also wrote “I tested both sound and video quality using Skype's built in testing facility”.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

A number of Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who purchased the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 agreed that it was easy to use. Gc47 wrote “Play for Skype, Easy to use, great results, great service”. Mr L Winokur said in his Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review on Amazon three years ago “The built in mike was handy as it meant fewer bits”. Mrs Elias wrote in her Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review “Bought this for my children to use easy to set up”.

A few people agreed that the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 was easy to setup. Two years ago Andras Hermann wrote “It is really easy to setup, you just plug it in”. Andy Barr mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Value for money web camera which was easy to set up and returns excellent results” and scored the product 99 out of 100. Ricardo wrote in his review on Amazon “It was simple to set up, just requiring to be plugged into a USB socket on my PC”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it performed as expected. Tracy scored the product 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Cheap compact vey good little web cam does what it says on the tin”.

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owner who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Mr L Winokur mentioned on Amazon “Sharpness settings within windows (fairly straightforward” in his review of this webcams.

One person reckoned that this webcams had a good experience. Ricardo wrote in his Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 review on Amazon three years ago “A good item and a good buying experience”.

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Users Report Good Sound Quality

Thirteen people wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 had a good microphone. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “Good quality image and sound”. Barbara Toone mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Picture and sound are fine” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Crush said in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 on Amazon “Clear picture, clear sound, need to download / install software such as Webcamax to use the webcam to take videos”.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

A number of Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Three years ago Mr L Winokur mentioned “The webcam is very light and compact too” in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Tracy mentioned on Amazon “Cheap compact vey good little web cam does what it says on the tin”.

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 owner who bought the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reckoned that it was lightweight. R. Mistry mentioned on Amazon “It's also lightweight even though it might be large” in their review.

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Very Good Brand

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

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Nigel wrote in his review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 “Easy operating instructions, simple to install”. Three years ago Stevo wrote on Amazon “Everything is automatic (I kind of preferred the manual focus on my old one) it doesn't get any easier” in their review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800.

Users Report Excellent Connectivity

One Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewer reckoned that this webcams was able to connect to the internet. C J J wrote in their review “Seems ok in low light too only down side is that it doesn't cope with with movement too well and needs a good internet connection”.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Several Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 reviewers said in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. Mr L Winokur mentioned “Sharpness settings within windows (fairly straightforward”. Wayne said on Amazon “A good sharp image” in his review of this webcams.

One person who bought this webcams concluded that it produced a good quality image. Tp said on Amazon “The image quality is good for a 1.3 megapixel”.

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Value For Money

Spectacularly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £8.99 it is in the cheapest 6% of webcams.

Price Has Gone Down by £168 (95%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 and the United Kingdom price of £8.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $14.96 (£19.91).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam was released in February 2014.

Features

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Resolution

The highest resolution of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less resolution than the most common resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The resolution of all webcams ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam VX-800 is not full HD. 68% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Lower Than Average Megapixel

The megapixel of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 of only 0.3MP is very low compared to most other webcams. It is lower than 98% of all webcams when ordered by this feature. The average megapixel of all webcams is 2.9MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 16MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam VX-800 has a built-in microphone, as do 86% of webcams.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam VX-800 does not have a zoom capability. 79% of webcams also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

Like most other webcams, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 does not have an auto focus. 77% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest resolution of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is 640 x 480. That's 67% less resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 720. Across all webcams the resolution ranges from 320x240 (worst) to 2560 x 2048 (best).

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam VX-800 has a laptop clamp, which is unusual. 86% of webcams do not have a laptop clamp.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft 0882224921091, microsoft jsd00007, microsoft jsd00016

Barcodes:

00085370430271, 00151903055830, 00763615901949, 00882224921077, 00882224921084, 00882224921091, 00882224921107, 00885370303896, 00885370303902, 00885370303919, 00885370430264, 00885370430271, 04988648675452, 05053973180038, 08822249210918, 08853703039196, 08853704302640

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