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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Webcam

30fps 0.3MP 640 X 480 Feb 2010
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Reasonably 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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Good 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.

Nice 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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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”.

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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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”.

Good Brand

Webcams produced by Microsoft are some of the better webcams according to average reviews from users and experts.

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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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Good Support

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.

Good 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”.

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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USB Powered

The LifeCam VX-800 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which are not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to consider the C160[pl_327646_price], or the B500[pl_546296_price] both from Logitech or the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price].

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam VX-800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800.

It may also be worth considering one of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the APPWC02[pl_464230_price], or the APPWC02W[pl_464235_price] both from Approx which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Logitech C160[plb_327646_price].

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£2.51 Price Increase

The LifeCam VX-800 has increased in price by £2.51 in the last 54 days.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 does not have a motion detector, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec webcams that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The LifeCam VX-800 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeCam VX-800 also do not feature face tracking.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a face tracking and we think the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The LifeCam VX-800 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800 are also not mac compatibility.

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Very Narrow Diagonal Field of View

The narrowest diagonal field of view of webcams of this spec and age is 59° and the widest is 360°. With a diagonal field of view of only 59 degrees, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has one of the narrower diagonal field of views amongst webcams of this age.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the APPWC02[pl_464230_price], or the APPWC02W[pl_464235_price] both from Approx.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800, the LifeCam VX-800 does not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Genius FaceCam 1000X[plb_2585528_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam VX-800 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also have a night mode including the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price].

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Not Full HD

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is not full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other low megapixel webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800 are also not full HD.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam VX-800.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including cheaper webcams such as the Approx APPWC02[plb_464230_price].

If you are looking for a webcam with a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to look at the Konig CMP-WEBCAM3D10[plb_1343171_price] (60fps and cheaper).

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was over seven years ago when Microsoft released the LifeCam VX-800.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of this spec and age.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Plug and Play
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Diagonal Field of View
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution(s)
Photo Feature
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Compatible Operating Systems
USB Required
Width (imperial)
Height
Depth (imperial)
Packaging Data
Manual
Desktop Stand

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Product Identifiers

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

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