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MicrosoftLifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Removable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home computer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6), Personal (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Cam, Great Price

This webcam has a great picture with fixed focus. I use it for skype mostly. This webcam also has a buit in microphone, which works well, but I usually supplement with a USB...Read complete review

This webcam has a great picture with fixed focus. I use it for skype mostly. This webcam also has a buit in microphone, which works well, but I usually supplement with a USB conference mic for better quality and range. The mount is "universal" but its still a little awkward to afix to pc monitors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Absolutely Useless with Windows 8.1

This webcam does not work. It is apparently not supported, nor is the current version of the driver. It WILL work with a much older Windows 7 driver, but until Microsoft cleans up...Read complete review

This webcam does not work. It is apparently not supported, nor is the current version of the driver. It WILL work with a much older Windows 7 driver, but until Microsoft cleans up their software DO NOT BUY. Also it is tiny and has poor resolution. Even for the price, it's a huge gamble.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Webcam review

By Billy

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

B&h photos has provided everything I asked for and more . Service was excellent 10/10

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5.0

Easy to install and use

By marcdc

from DC

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Removable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

      Better than another brand I bought a few years ago.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Does what it's supposed to do.

      By Bob

      from NYC

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Removable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

          Just plug it in to a USB port, download the driver and it works. I use it for Skype calls and podcasts. I haven't had any problems and the picture quality on my 24" monitor is excellent.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Absolutely Useless with Windows 8.1

          By Swanzola

          from Maui, Hawaii

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

            Cons

            • Driver Is Broken
            • Not Supported
            • Poorly Designed

            Best Uses

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

              This webcam does not work. It is apparently not supported, nor is the current version of the driver. It WILL work with a much older Windows 7 driver, but until Microsoft cleans up their software DO NOT BUY. Also it is tiny and has poor resolution. Even for the price, it's a huge gamble.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Lynz

              from New York, New York

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Strong
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthdays

                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                I got them for our entire project, it's a marvelous investment.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                hd video stream is super nice.

                By samuriah

                from Riverside, CA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                  We got this for conference calling with our remote offices. We link it up with Skype accounts and since it has built in microphone, it's a complete solution. What I did not expect is such clear crisp video quality - especially when compared to a smartphone.

                  Great solution for the price.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera at the best price

                  By JZ

                  from Austin Texas

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Removable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video Conferencing

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                    This being a Microsoft product it is definitely a great plug and play option for cameras. No drivers or configuration. Windows installs everything. Reafy to be used with Skype, Lync, GoToMeeting, Hangouts or any of the other group video meeting applications.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Good qualtiy reasonbl;y priced

                    By JerryB

                    from Los Angeles, Ca

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Removable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                        Easy set up high quality images

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to Install

                        By Biz2Busy

                        from Irvine

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Connection
                        • Sharp Image

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Meetings
                          • Home Computer
                          • Laptop

                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                          Just plugin the Windows 7 PC. I got automatically setup and ready to be used.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Good value

                          By dhwb

                          from Indiana, USA.

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good In Low Light

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer

                            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                            Easy to setup with windows 8.1
                            Good value webcam
                            Reliable
                            Image quality is OK

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very Good Product!

                            By Big B

                            from Syracuse, NY

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast Connection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer
                              • Laptop

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                              This camera does all I need it to. A great supplement to a fixed in-monitor webcam!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great Cam, Great Price

                              By Bill Will

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Quality Microphone

                              Cons

                              • Awkward Mount

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer
                              • Office Computer

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                              This webcam has a great picture with fixed focus. I use it for skype mostly. This webcam also has a buit in microphone, which works well, but I usually supplement with a USB conference mic for better quality and range. The mount is "universal" but its still a little awkward to afix to pc monitors.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              as expected even more!

                              By Borisk

                              from Richmond, VA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • High Frame Rate
                              • Quality Microphone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 USB Webcam:

                                  Came in non retail box but with manual. First time impression from Microsoft cam. Fells very quality build. Just plugged in and Win 8 installed all the drivers and the software. Never use to use any software for webcams but this one is extremely fun with real time effects which applies on every software that uses the webcam. Video chat is very realistic with no frame drop. Good quality in low night.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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