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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

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Product Highlights

  • CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 1920 x 1080 Sensor Resolution
  • Up to 30 Frames Per Second
  • 5 Megapixel Still Images
  • 75° Diagonal Field of View
  • 720p HD Video Chat
  • Auto Focus from 0.3 to 32.8'
  • 360° Rotation
  • Wide-Band Microphone
  • Wide-Angle Lens
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The gray LifeCam Studio from Microsoft is a high definition webcam with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 allowing for 720p HD video chat. It features CMOS sensor technology for better picture quality. The 75° diagonal field of view makes it easy to capture wide-angle pictures and video, while the 360° rotation capability offers an all-around view. With a wideband microphone, you have the ability to capture quality audio when chatting and recording video.

1080p HD sensor offers superior sharpness and image quality
720p video chat software supports HD recording
High-precision glass element lens provides sharp image quality
TrueColor Technology with face tracking automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful videos
360° rotation provides for an all-around view
Certified for Skype
Optimized for Microsoft Lync, an enterprise-ready unified communication platform
Wideband microphone for natural and detailed audio sound recording
Wide-angle lens to capture more people and surroundings
Ready to be mounted on a standard tripod (Tripod not included)
UPC: 885370428179
General Specifications
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, Windows RT 8, and Windows 7
Macintosh OS X v10.7-10.9
Android 3.2 and 4.2
Sensor Technology CMOS sensor technology
Resolution Sensor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Still Image: 5 megapixel (2560 x 2048 pixel, interpolated) photos
Frames Per Second Up to 30 frames per second at 720p
Field of View 75° diagonal
Image Features Automatic face tracking
Digital pan, digital tilt, and 3x digital zoom
Auto focus from 0.1 m to ≥ 10 m
Automatic image adjustment with manual override
Windows Live Integration Features Video Conversation Feature: Windows Live call button delivers one touch access to video conversation
Call Button Life: 10,000 actuations
Webcam Controls and Effects: LifeCam Dashboard provides access to animated video special effect features and webcam controls
Windows Live Photo Gallery integration
Windows Live Movie Maker Integration
Microphone Integrated omni-directional wideband microphone
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 18 kHz
Mounting Desktop and CRT universal attachment base
Notebook and LCD universal attachment base
Tripod universal attachment base
Requirements
System Requirements VGA Video Calling:
Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher
1 GB RAM
720p HD Recording:
Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher
2 GB RAM
1.5 GB hard drive space
Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher
2 MB or higher video memory
Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
USB 2.0
Broadband internet access required (access fees may apply)
CD-ROM
Microsoft LifeCam software version 3.5

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio has basic video and audio functionality with Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, and Microsoft Office Communicator
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity <5 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -40 to +140°F (-40 to +60°C)
Storage Humidity <5 to 65% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Certifications
Country of Manufacture People's Republic of China (PRC)
ISO 14001 Qualified Manufacturer Yes
ISO 9001 Qualified Manufacturer Yes
Restriction on Hazardous Substances This device complies with all applicable worldwide regulations and restrictions including, but not limited to:
EU directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment and EU Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation regarding Substances of Very High Concern
FCC ID This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada ICES-003
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
FCC standards compliant
For home and office use
Agency and Regulatory Marks ACMA Declaration of Conformity (Australia and New Zealand)
ICES-003 report on file (Canada)
EIP Pollution Control Mark, EPUP (China)
CE Declaration of Conformity, Safety and EMC (European Union)
WEEE (European Union)
VCCI Certificate (Japan)
CITC Letter (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
KCC Certificate (Korea)
GOST Certificate (Russia)
UkrSEPRO Certificate (Ukraine)
FCC Declaration of Conformity (USA)
UL and cUL Listed Accessory (USA and Canada)
CB Scheme Certificate (International)
Windows Certification Kit (WCK) ID: 1609318 (32-bit) and 1604420 (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8.1
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 72.0" +6/-0 (1829 + 152/-0 mm)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.36 x 1.77 x 4.48" (60.00 x 45.00 x 114.00 mm)
Weight 4.52 oz (128 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.4"
Microsoft LifeCam Studio
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MicrosoftLifeCam Studio
     
    4.4

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (17)
    • Removable (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Well built / quality (5)
    • Good in low light (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (5), High-end shopper (4), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18), Business (11)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Webcam & Great Price!!!

    Looked all around different stores but this one had the best price! This webcam is far better than using my laptop camera. The autofocus does have its moments when it blurrs out for 2...Read complete review

    Looked all around different stores but this one had the best price! This webcam is far better than using my laptop camera. The autofocus does have its moments when it blurrs out for 2 seconds but other than that I am satisfied!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad pic qual, don´t work really on Mac

    The fist product I´ve bought at b&h I´m not happy with. I have given away it, in case of to high freight charges to send back...Read complete review

    The fist product I´ve bought at b&h I´m not happy with. I have given away it, in case of to high freight charges to send back to US from EU.
    The missing information is, that the cam are not working with a Mac (I have really checked it in front of my order) as a plug and play. The standard view is overexposed and unusable. So you need an additional software, than you can get an usable picture. The resolution of HD is far away. I have done it with "webcam settings". But the most trouble I had was with my WEBINAR Software, in Germany there is EduDip frequently used. But this software crashes the delivered pictures to a very small resolution, I think less than 480*xxx. Far away from HD. I have tested my old cam (Logitech 740*480) with "webcam settings" and I have seen that it has a very important quality upgrade to de delivered picts. So far so good, this is the usable solution for me now, but there is missing the zoom.
    May be I haven´t understand something on a technician conception, I want to use it as a professional WEB-cam using for webinars.
    EB

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Webcam

    By Adam

    from North Carolina

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Skype
      • Stream

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

      This webcam is great for anyone who wants to do anything from skype call to live stream. This camera has great quality for the price. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap and reliable webcam.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Works fine

      By Pgo

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

            Installed easily on Windows 8.1
            works fine

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Good Webcam

            By Denny

            from Jamaica, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Removable
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Better Instructions

            Best Uses

            • Casual Use

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

            The picture is sharp and clear. The automatic focus work well on the webcam too. You can place it to the top of your monitor and it's stable. The webcam has a 5 1/2 UBS cable that isn't shown in the picture. You don't need to buy a cable unless you need a longer cable. The webcam comes with a lens cover, but it doesn't fit tightly, so it fall off if you're not careful. My only problem with the product is that the product doesn't tell you how to connect the product to Windows 8.1 well. You have to download the software which is a little confusing. I had to go to YouTube to figure out how to get it to work. Once I got pass this problem the Webcam worked fine. It's a good webcam once you figure out how to get it to work. It should be instructions in that regard. I recommend the webcam if you have Windows 8 or 8.1.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Small and Versatile

            By SunDog Film

            from Vancouver, WA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Removable
            • Strong
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

              I bought LifeCam along with a C920 to see which one was best. They are equal. But, don't expect a big camera. This one will fit in the palm of you hand.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Very good value

              By Jack

              from Utah

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

              Worked great right out of the box. The only problem I had is with Microsoft not supporting the camera controls in Win 8.1. I have to be happy with the built-in Win 8.1 controls (with no pan, tilt, zoom); or use a third party software.

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              4.0

              I like it

              By Comfortably Dumb

              from Flyover country

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                  I use this mainly for Skype. I wanted much better resolution and image quality than my laptop's built in webcam, and that I got. Did much better in less light - to be expected.
                  I really like the base of the camera - has the lip to hang it over a monitor/tv plus the tripod mount.
                  The lens cover is just as others have said, it is loose and the only problem so far (minor).

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Extremely Happy

                  By Leftwingre6785

                  from SE FLorida

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                    I have always been happy with Microsoft Webcams and this one is on different. Excellent picture quality and easy setup and use. I recommend this cam to anyone. Just wish they would have operating systems that worked just as well...LOL

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Adam

                    By Adam

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                      Overall, it is a good product. The image quality is "good". My one issue is a little bit of a delay, especially with high quality imagning. It may be my computer, but other than that, I have no complaints.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Webcam

                      By Brian Y

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video Conferencing

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                        I can't say enough good things about this webcam. It works great, looks great, and is a good price for the quality.

                        The only negative is the software Windows tries to install automatically. It's junk software that you don't need. The drivers install first which is what you need for Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. The extra software from Microsoft is useless.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        1.0

                        Really Really Bad

                        By Hamado

                        from NS, Canada

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Driver Keeps Crashing

                          Best Uses

                          • Skype And Zoom

                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                          I'm living and studying overseas and Skype and Zoom are a good way to keep in touch with my family and friends back home. This is why I've bought 4 Microsoft LifeCam Studio cams to use them (bought 2 of them 2 yrs ago from B&H, then I bought 2 from a seller on @). They are/were excellent when they've worked. However, since I've upgraded to Windows 8 and then to 8.1 the cam's driver keeps crushing every now and then and I have to disconnect the camera and connect it again, which sometimes may or may not solve the problem.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Microsoft Lifecam Studio

                          By rgrut1

                          from Bakersfield, Ca.

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                              I use this camera for daytime surveillance of my home driveway entrance so that anytime I'm on my computer I can see anyone who arrives. I leave it in 720 mode instead of 1080 so that I can leave it zoomed in.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              "Big things come in small packages"

                              By Shanyman

                              from Jacksonville, Fl.

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Good Value

                              Cons

                              • The Lens Cover Falls Off

                              Best Uses

                              • Video Chat

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                              The LifeCam Studio by Microsoft that I purchased from you guys works great, the picture, sound and the color is great too...It does a lot more than I thought it would, love it !!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Good Image Quality, Easy setup

                              By Dear Dan the IT Guy

                              from Pensacola, FL

                              About Me High-end Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Value

                              Cons

                              • Poor Lens Cap Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Lync
                              • Skype
                              • Webcam

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                              Very good image quality. Very easy to setup if you have windows 7 or 8. Just plug it in and the software automatically downloads and installs.Only problem that I think of is the lens cap is just soft rubber and doesnt fit very tightly. It tends to just fall out from time to time on its own. I can see this getting easily lost.It can be used on a Mac as well (with Mactaris, an $ app from the App store)

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Bad pic qual, don´t work really on Mac

                              By EB

                              from Graz, Austria, Europe

                              About Me High-end Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cheap Works Only On Win

                              Cons

                              • An App Needed For Mac

                              Best Uses

                              • For Private Use Only
                              • When Zooming Is Needed

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                              The fist product I´ve bought at b&h I´m not happy with. I have given away it, in case of to high freight charges to send back to US from EU.
                              The missing information is, that the cam are not working with a Mac (I have really checked it in front of my order) as a plug and play. The standard view is overexposed and unusable. So you need an additional software, than you can get an usable picture. The resolution of HD is far away. I have done it with "webcam settings". But the most trouble I had was with my WEBINAR Software, in Germany there is EduDip frequently used. But this software crashes the delivered pictures to a very small resolution, I think less than 480*xxx. Far away from HD. I have tested my old cam (Logitech 740*480) with "webcam settings" and I have seen that it has a very important quality upgrade to de delivered picts. So far so good, this is the usable solution for me now, but there is missing the zoom.
                              May be I haven´t understand something on a technician conception, I want to use it as a professional WEB-cam using for webinars.
                              EB

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              So Easy! Great Resolution

                              By kimcppb

                              from Georgia

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Strong
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Birthdays
                                • Professional
                                • Wedding

                                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                so easy to set up! and great resolution! at a great price!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very Good!

                                By Anna

                                from NY

                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                  I got 10 of them in the office now.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Works well!

                                  By Paks Dm

                                  from Canada

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value
                                  • Removable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Live Demo Recording
                                    • Video chats

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                    Using this product for video chats to various continents.
                                    It was dead easy to install and set up in Windows 7 - plug it in - seriously, that's all I had to do - windows did the rest!

                                    Comes with a lens cap - nice touch and much appreciated!

                                    Not thrilled that the microphone is live all the time so as a result it stays unplugged unless I'm using it. The USB port is on the front of the PC so it takes a second or 2 to do this.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    Great webcam

                                    By Court Reporter

                                    from Virginia

                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Removable

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Headshots
                                    • Office

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                    Overall a great piece of equipment. Able to set up on a table tripod, but the head is flimsy and if lots of motion on the table, it gets shaky. Great to cover deposition hearings, static head shots, and office communication via webcam applications.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Only one of its kind

                                    By Auction Addiction

                                    from Albuquerque NM

                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Sound Pick Up
                                    • Tri Pod Mount
                                    • Zoomable

                                    Cons

                                    • Short Life Expectancy
                                    • Sound Can Be Echoed
                                    • Zoom Only In Modzilla

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional
                                    • Wedding

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                    We utilize these cameras for Live Auction Broadcasts. What you wont find in any literature about this camera is it is the WORLDS ONLY zoom in and out web camera! Therefore it is the only one in the world we can use, very scary if Microsoft quits making them. Other solid features include tripod mount and fantastic sound pick up.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    good webcam

                                    By Metal God Steve

                                    from Crestview, FL

                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                          It works as advertised.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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