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MicrosoftLifeCam HD-3000 L2
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Removable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (3), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5), Business (3)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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3.0

Makes computer slow

By Russ45

from Louisville

About Me Budget Shopper

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

This is a work in progress, but so far the camera is not very useable. I have a dual core Pentium and 4 GB RAM using Windows 10. Frame rate is listed as 30fps but is really 2fps and is too slow for my intended purpose, which is ShootOFF target simulator. I shut down everything and removed start-up programs, but that does not help. I will add more RAM and upgrade the processor to see if that is the problem, but this should have been stated in the requirements.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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4.0

Great Camera for great price.

By LWebb

from Gibsonia, PA

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

I've started looking into animation and needed a camera for face rigging. The camera has been able to capture a clear image for what I needed. In addition it's also been great for making video calls over skype and captures footage at a smooth frame rate. This is definitely a great camera for an even greater price.

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5.0

Microsoft USB camera

By Bill

from Northport NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Birthdays
    • Professional
    • Wedding

    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

    Very good color, works outdoors (not waterproof). Good software from Microsoft load automaticly

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    3.0

    Good Camera Poor Microphone

    By Jim New Bern

    from New Bern NC

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Removable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

      I use this camera for Skype and it produces sharp clear pictures. However the microphone leaves a lot to be desired. My Skype partners cannot hear me without shouting and I have the settings turned all the way up. Bottom line is Good Camera, Lousy Microphone.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      My Perfect Solution!

      By Kim Clune

      from East Nassau, NY

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

          I bought this to replace a more expensive Logitech camera when some sort of desktop resource conflict would boot me offline each time that camera was in use. LifeCam saved the day for the online video critique program I take part in. The picture is very nice, the sound relays well without feedback, and the lighting seems to pick up more evenly than my previous cam, even in low light. While the LifeCam has no video zoom for better framing control (the only reason I give it 4 stars), it does swivel and maneuver enough on it's desktop screen mount to find a nice composition while conferencing. I'm very happy with this tiny piece of awesome technology. And it's so good to be back in the game at a fraction of what I paid for the one that didn't work with my system!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Good product, Great Source

          By Complete Albany

          from Albany, NY

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

            IT's a Microsoft product, it does what it is suppose to do and functions fine. The source where I bought it on the other hand is awesome. I could get this item anywhere, however, B&H have an easy to naviagte website, easy checkout process, best price and the shipping is fast. All in all, B&H is the best company in the industry to work with!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Bang for your buck.

            By Rob the Rooster

            from New York, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Removable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

                I bought this for skyping with family and it worked great with almost no set-up required. Because it is a Microsoft product, the moment I plugged it, Win 7 recognized and downloaded the latest driver for it. No restart required and I was skyping right away. Lens is fast enough so as to give proper exposure in not-so-bright conditions. Microphone works great. I talk as I am walking around in the room and the person on the other end has no trouble listening. Only gripe was that I read the focus was manual somewhere but couldn't find any setting related to focus at all. That said, image looked fairly sharp. For video chat purposes, this camera is a no-brainer at a mere $.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Small but Mighty

                By Wif

                from Sauk Village Illinois

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Removable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

                    The clip-on option fits our computer perfectly. We are using it for online photo id's. The pictures are very clear and easy to crop.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Bang for your buck

                    By Kade the skype-aholic

                    from Turpin, Ok.

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Removable
                    • Sticky
                    • Strong
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional
                      • Skyping

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2:

                      The camera came on time, and all it took was plugging it in to my computer and you're ready to go! I use it for skyping and I have gone through several other webcams but this one is the best by far. Crystal clear HD and no annoying auto fixes.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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