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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Webcam

No Yes 0.3MP 640 X 480 Pixels Aug 2009
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Microsoft has good reviews for its webcams
Has a built-in microphone
Quite low megapixel

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Price

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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Reviews

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 1,908 expert and owner reviews (including 290 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Microsoft has good reviews specifically within its webcams range. 88% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

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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Design

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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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam VX-800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to this webcam.

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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 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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Support

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.


Smart TV

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”.


Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

Microsoft released the LifeCam VX-800 in August 2009.


Performance

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 0.3 megapixels, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800's megapixel is one of the lowest amongst webcams of a comparable age and type to this webcam. The megapixels of webcams of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 20MP.

If you would prefer a webcam with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Axis M1144-L (£433.25) (1MP), or the Digitus DN-16047 (£80.15) (1MP).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of this age and type.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Packaging Data

Has a Laptop Clamp

The LifeCam VX-800 has a laptop clamp, as do most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to this webcam.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft lifecamvx800
Barcodes 00080000379689, 00085370430271, 00132017856599, 00151903055830, 00151903583838, 00721762626566, 00763615901949, 00777781759907, 00882224921077, 00882224921084, 00882224921091, 00882224921107, 00885370303896, 00885370303902, 00885370303919, 00885370430257, 00885370430264, 00885370430271, 05051964685326, 05052584491403, 05053973180038, 08822249210918, 08853703039196, 08853704302640

Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 Review Sources

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