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4.0 out of 5 stars Great design and picture quality. Lacks some features., 7 May 2012
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This review is from: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (Business Packaging) - Black/Silver (Accessory)
Let's start with the good:

* It's a dinky little design. I love the barrel look to this and, as other reviewers have stated, it's a lot smaller than you expect.
* The built in stand is great, and very flexible. I have hooked it onto my monitor, the edge of a shelf and had it freestanding, all with good results.
* The picture quality is very good. Comparing it to most other webcams at this price is pointless.
* I bought the 'for business' version. This means minimal packaging and no driver cd, at a far lower price. I love that MS have finally cottoned onto this idea!

Now onto the bad:

* First off ... no mirror filter by default. You CANNOT easily make this camera display a mirrored image without third party software. A massive fail on microsofts part IMHO.
* The silly MSN button. If you decide to move the camera and accidentally hit the MSN button, up pops MSN! Some people may like this feature. I do not.
* Lack of a 'turn all auto things off' button. I've had to use third party configuration tools to turn all the annoying auto-whitebalance/focus/apeture/etc off. I expect it's possible to do this with the supplied drivers but I got bored of working out the various options.
* No privacy button. I would like to blow my nose without worrying about the rest of the team watching ;)

All in all, a great little camera. I would certainly recommend it but just be aware of it's bugs .... I mean features.

Add a mirror filter and add an option to change the MSN button to a privacy button, and it would be 5 stars at this price ( 35 quid-ish )
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2012, 19:04:27 GMT
N. Foster says:
hey, this seems really odd, but my question is what are the physical dimensions of the webcam (diameter and length)? I would like to know these measurements before buying one as I'm looking to mod it for use in astrophotography in conjunction with my telescope. many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2013, 08:41:03 GMT
SoundBison says:
Hi

I make the barrel out to be approximately 27mm in diameter and 54mm in length.
I have disregarded the stand.

Best regards
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