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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

£8.99
Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
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A bargain price and classic built-in microphone webcam, with good features
Yes 640 X 480 Pixels No 0.3MP Oct 2012
Built-in Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Megapixel Release Date
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 number 21 across all webcams.
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Reviews
102 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
67
Age
4 Years Old
85
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 102 reviews. Looking across the entire Logitech webcam range, the average reviews for all Logitech webcams are also excellent.
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 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and nice design.
This Microsoft webcam has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in microphone
Has a laptop clamp
VGA video sensor
Built-In microphone
Plug and play
Works with:
Not full HD
Lower than average megapixel

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 102 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Microsoft webcam is 87%. 66 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is 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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Users Report Superior 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 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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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”.

Customers 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”.

Microsoft Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 792 owner and expert reviews (including 256 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has very good reviews compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers 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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Users Report Great 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.

Customers 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

Marvellous 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 2% of webcams.

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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 $17.95 (£23.89).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Microsoft webcam has been on the market since February 2014.

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Features

640 X 480 Pixels Resolution

The LifeCam VX-800 has a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common resolution.

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Not Full HD

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is not full HD. 80% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Lower Than Average Megapixel

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800's megapixel of only 0.3MP is in the lowest 1% of all webcams when ranked by this feature. Across all the webcams the megapixels range from 0.1MP to 20MP, and the average megapixel is 2.7MP.

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Has a Built-in Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has a built-in microphone, as do 84% of webcams.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam VX-800 does not have a zoom capability. 83% of webcams also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

Like most other webcams, the LifeCam VX-800 does not have an auto focus. 83% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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Has a Laptop Clamp

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 has a laptop clamp. 91% of webcams do not have a laptop clamp.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft jsd00001, microsoft jsd00008, microsoft jsd00002, microsoft jsd00007, microsoft vx800, lifecamvx800bl

Barcodes:

00080000379689, 00085370430271, 00132017856599, 00151903055830, 00151903583838, 00721762626566, 00763615901949, 00777781759907, 00882224921077, 00882224921084, 00882224921091, 00882224921107, 00885370303896, 00885370303902, 00885370303919, 00885370430257, 00885370430264, 00885370430271, 04988648675452, 05051964685326, 05052584491403, 05053973180038, 08822249210918, 08853703039196, 08853704302640

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