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MicrosoftLifeCam Studio
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (14)
  • Good in low light (4)
  • Great picture quality (4)
  • Removable (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (5), High-end shopper (4), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (15), Business (9)
      • 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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    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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                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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                  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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                      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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                            5.0

                            Good product

                            By Maky

                            from Denver

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Personal

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                              I like to use this cam in order to chat with my family.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              I will recommend this product

                              By Maky

                              from Colorado

                              Pros

                              • Good Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Chat

                                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                It is a good product.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Quality product at a good price!

                                By Keithj

                                from Hickory, NC

                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Stand
                                • Auto Light Adjust
                                • Good Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                    For the price the camera works as good as expected. It will automatically adjust to compensate for the amount of light needed to have a viewable picture. The only issue I found is the ability to record in 1080p resolution which requires additional software not supplied by Microsoft. Overall I would recommend the camera.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    great product

                                    By jk

                                    from oak park, michigan

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Removable
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                        This is a great product at a great price.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Nice Camera for HD video

                                        By Torrey

                                        from Markleysburg, PA

                                        About Me High-end Shopper

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Value
                                        • Removable
                                        • Strong
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional

                                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                          I use it for still shots

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Webcam & Great Price!!!

                                          By Jessicatter

                                          from Chowchilla, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast Connection
                                          • Good In Low Light
                                          • Great Extra Features
                                          • Sharp Image

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Computer

                                            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

                                            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!

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

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