Microsoft LifeCam Studio

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Microsoft LifeCam Studio
Key Features
  • CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 1920 x 1080 Sensor Resolution
  • Up to 30 Frames per Second
  • 5 MP Still Images
The gray LifeCam Studio from Microsoft is a high-definition webcam with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 allowing for video recordings of up to 1080p. For conducting video calls, the LifeCam Studio supports resolutions of up to 720p, using a compatible video conferencing service. 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.
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio Overview

The gray LifeCam Studio from Microsoft is a high-definition webcam with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 allowing for video recordings of up to 1080p. For conducting video calls, the LifeCam Studio supports resolutions of up to 720p, using a compatible video conferencing service. 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.

General Features
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)
OS Compatibility
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (32- and 64-bit)
macOS 10.7 to 10.10
UPC: 885370428179

Microsoft LifeCam Studio Specs

Sensor
Resolution and Frame Rate1080p
720p at up to 30 fps
Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution5 MP
Field of View75°
Zoom3x (Digital)
General
System ConnectionUSB-A 2.0
Focus TypeAuto
Focus Range0.3 to 32.8' / 0.1 to 10 m
Power SourceBus Powered
Low-Light CorrectionNo
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.7 or Later
*As of March, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
MicrophoneYes
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Range100 Hz to 18 kHz
Frequency ModeWideband
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 80%
Storage Temperature-40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Storage Humidity5 to 65%
Physical
Privacy ShutterNo
Attachment MethodClip, Tripod
CertificationsCB, CE, FCC, Kcc, UL, VCCI, WEEE
*as per Manufacturer
Cable Length6 to 6.5' / 1.8 to 2 m
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.4 x 1.8 x 4.5" / 60.0 x 45.0 x 114.0 mm
Weight4.52 oz / 128 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.675 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.65 x 5.6 x 2.3"

Microsoft LifeCam Studio Reviews

Exposure not working on Microsoft Teams

By Kevin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

Using Microsoft Windows on a Microsoft Surface with Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft LifeCam has an exposure issue. I have to manually set the exposure for every video call to get it to look like I'm not in a dungeon. I am sure its driver related, but certainly a headache.

An absolute garbage webcam

By Seb
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-16

This webcam is slow to focus and find proper exposure. It does not work properly with Microsoft teams- whenever you log into a meeting, your image will be underexposed until you unplug and replug the camera. These issues are not as present when using Zoom. Images are not sharp and can get very noisy. I've had one of these for several years of light usage but have increased my dependence on it since the start of quarantine in march, and it has already failed. For this price point, you can get a much better webcam that will last you a lot longer.

MICROSOFT STUDIO LIFECAM

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-15

USUAL hi efficiency service from B & H This web cam will work out just great. In my case, is it for strata council and AGM, strata annual general meetings, using ZOOM. This device has a very good flexible mounting base, clamp onto your LT or monitor, or screw it down, it has a threaded metal 5mm female screw built into the flexy part of the base, or just sit it on a shelf adjust it, and that's it. Beautiful little cam. Modern design, very compact. Mic sounds fine. R K

Works as expected.

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-15

Completely PnP with win 10. Good focus, auto and man, good image. BH kept me up to date on availability and shipped quickly! Again, Fedex does NOT deliver to the door. Left at and of 1/4 mile long driveway after dark. Not acceptable. Many BH shipments are high value items.

Quality video

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Easy setup. Works flawlessly.

It does what it's intended to do

By Allan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

I bought this because my home computer was built to do video and graphics and as such I never fit it with a camera. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out I needed something for video conferencing--this little camera fits the bill. Its video quality is about what you get on a laptop built in camera. Reasonably clear and works well in regular office light. Super easy to set up and hang on my rather large graphics monitor. I wouldn't use it for YouTube streaming, as the colors and contrast aren't near professional quality, but again, it's just fine for business conferences. And for the price, I don't think I could do much better.

Excelente

By William D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

TIene buen lente, y enfoca muy bien. El microfono por lo menos resuelve.

Do not waste your time with this camera

By MALCOLM
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-09

This is perhaps one of the worst webcam's on the market. The auto exposure is terrible. It overexposes and you cannot make any adjustments. The picture quality is unacceptable, there is a lot of motion blur. Very disappointed with this camera and surprised that this camera bears the name Microsoft.

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question

Is the still image quality interpolated?
Asked by: DAVE B.
The resolution of 1080p video is not. You can however take a still image at 2560 x 2048 that is interpolated.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can I use it with a Mac Mini 2020?

Can I use it with a Mac Mini 2020?
Asked by: Juan
If you Google it there are other articles that show how to do it.
Answered by: Ashwin
Date published: 2020-05-27

question

When you go to the Microsoft Life-Cam website to find drivers and manuals the drop down does not show Windows 10. Can I assume the product is no compatible with Windows 10 at this time? And if not, does anyone know if MS will release drivers for Windows 10?
Asked by: James
Windows 10 has been around for a long time. Is there still anyone that uses 7 or 8.1? Ridiculous, B
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-05-20

question

are there free drivers and where to get them?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can download drivers directly from the Microsoft product site.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2019-09-25

Is this compatible with a Surface Pro 4 (2.4 ghz ...

Is this compatible with a Surface Pro 4 (2.4 ghz i5, 4gb ram, 128gb HDD, windows 10 pro 64 bit)?
Asked by: Ben
The product uses a USB connection and the specs for the Surface Pro 4 claims at least one USB 3.0 port. TO that end one can certainly maintain that it is compatible.
Answered by: Ashwin
Date published: 2019-07-09

question

What's the difference between LifeCam Studio for Business and LifeCam Studio? (Besides ten bucks?)
Asked by: Patrick T.
The business version is optimized for Microsoft Lync.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2019-04-27

Can it be used for windows hello?

Can it be used for windows hello?
Asked by: Fred
Yes it can be used for windows hello.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-07-17

question

Compatible on windows 10?
Asked by: Darren H.
It does work with Windows 10. However, when you go to the Microsoft site, the driver is supported on windows XP through Windows 8. Windows 10 has the capability to recognize the camera's microphone and camera without a driver.
Answered by: Willie
Date published: 2020-04-20
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