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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2011
Wanted a Web cam for Skype as we have a baby coming soon and the grandparents wants to see the baby everyday. So i ordered 2 of these! One for them and one or me!

So easy to setup, just plugged the USB in and it started working!!! Picture quality really good, video called 2 people so far and both commented the picture was really clear!!

Really happy with my purchase!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 3 November 2011
I've had a number of webcams the past 7 years and so far this has been the best. Really good video quality, properly adjusts to existing light condition and very easy to operate. Good value for money overall so I would recommend to others.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERon 24 May 2012
I just recently started using Skype and it struck me immediately that I was really enjoying the experience of being able to see my cousin and even her house on my screen. She, on the other hand, seemed slightly uncomfortable looking down at her feet or out the window, obviously bored of staring at my static profile picture. Clearly I needed to get a webcam, and so the search began.

I finally chose this Microsoft LifeCam based on the picture and sound quality evident on some of the YouTube videos that people have kindly posted. This camera seems to handle low-light conditions really well and the quality of both picture and sound is great (it has a built-in microphone). The wide-screen picture format is handy if you decide to use it to shoot video and it offers HD resolution. The software worked instantly on my oldish pc running Vista and it interacts flawlessly with Skype.

The clip can be moulded into a range of shapes; at first I shaped it like a little stand but my cats soon showed me the error of my ways and I found that it sits perfectly well on the top of my LG monitor, despite the fact that the screen has a curved shape. There are many webcams available at many times the cost of this one, but for me it makes no sense to spend more when you can get this quality at a very low price. Really happy with it.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2011
I have never used a computer camera before so the camera and what it came with was all I know. Now for what I do know is when I open the box this camera has a base that can be formed to be position where you like; including on top of a desktop's monitor. The computer is connected to your computer by a USB connection and the software is plug and play. Never having used a Web Cam before this was up and running in no time.

As too quality I have nothing to compare it with but those I spoke with said they could hear me fine, I looked naturally lit and they liked the fact they could see my surroundings or when someone was beside me. Also note I did not make any recordings with it so cannot comment on that portion and this rating is for this product as a video communication device. So for a novice and first time user I can highly recommend this product.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 November 2011
this product was good and is exactly as on advert. worth the money and good mic.

ok for skype, facebook chat. comes with array of hats ect....
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2011
Bought as I wanted a webcam that could cope with bright light on one side due to window and reading Microsoft's information this seemed the best one to do the job and yes I am not disappointed as it gives a very even level of brightness without a "whiteout" of the side near the window, also even though skype is not widescreen compared to my old webcam it gives a wider picture.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2011
This arrived fairly promptly and without any cd or other bits. It is good quality picture even in low lighting, easily clips onto top of monitor with a clickable, bendy clip. once installed works fine, have no complaints at all
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought this to chat on MSN, Skype and Facebook. It worked well on my Windows XP Laptop and Windows 8 PC.

When I connected it to the PC windows automatically detected it and downloaded all the necessary drives. The camera works well in good lighting conditions the pictures are sharp and the videos look decent for the price.

In the dark the video does like slightly grainy but is still good for the conditions. It automatically adjusts itself for night time and improves the quality of the video feed.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2011
Great webcam it also has all these effects which are quite amusing! Great value for money, Not as HD as i would like it to be mouth synchronisation is slower than sound but overall great buy. x
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2012
First impressions - nice box but had to destroy it to open it - maybe there is a knack but I couldn't spend more time working it out.

A nice very dainty small and well made camera. As with most of MS's hardware it is well finished and professional looking. Feels solid too.

The Lifecam software however on my PC at least will not work. It cannot detect my camera. Yes went through the gadzillion things to try after searching MS websites - including registry editing etc, several other USB ports etc, still nada.
However "Manycam" software (there is a free version) worked immediately and flawlessly. It found the camera and just worked. Yes black mark to MS there.

In Skype the picture is chopped into 3 slices if I call it directly. However in every other webcam software I tried - perfect.

One tip of you get this issue - if you run manycam (or a similar program I guess) it can provide the lifecam to skype as a virtual camera. I didn't even have to set that up, just choose Manycam virtual cam in Skype video setup - which in turn lets skype work fine. So 2 Microsoft programs can't find or work with their own hardware but everyone else's 3rd party stuff can. Mmm. The 720 mode worked very well on my higher end PC and was lag free at 25fps (with 3rd party software as I say) but just a heads up anyway. BTW I have Windows 7 64 bit.

Just for the record I have nothing to do with Manycam but I am a fan now it actually worked and MS software failed after 3 days of fighting with it :/
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