Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2

B&H # MIHD3000L2 MFR # T3H-00011

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Product Highlights

  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • 16:9 Widescreen
  • Noise-Cancelling Microphone
  • MovieMaker & Photo Gallery Software
  • USB Connector
  • Windows Compatible
  • L2 for Landscape 2.0
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The LifeCam HD-3000 L2 from Microsoft is a reliable, portable, affordable means of recording video, taking pictures, or web chatting on your computer. This compact webcam records in 16:9 Widescreen 720p HD, letting you capture vivid detailed recordings from your computer. It can also be used for video conferencing with Skype and Windows Live Messenger, allowing the person you're conferencing with to see you with complete clarity. Plus, with the built-in noise cancelling microphone, the person you're conferencing with will hear you in crystal-clear audio. It can also take still photos at a resolution of 1280 x 800. The LifeCam is an excellent tool for recording podcasts and blogs, and for conferencing with colleagues or keeping in touch with friends and family.

Certified for Skype
Do more together in HD with the Skype certified LifeCam HD-3000 L2
True 720p HD video
720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30fps
16:9 Widescreen
For cinematic video recording
TrueColor Technology
Automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful video
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Crystal-clear audio and built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation
Universal Attachment Base
Works on your desktop, laptop, or notebook
Share Videos
Share videos with Messenger, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter
Web Chat Compatible
Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!, AOL Instant Messenger, and Skype
Windows Live Movie Maker
Start a movie project with one click, then upload widescreen video to social networking sites
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Easily upload a photo that you can edit, tag, and share with friends and family
Windows Live Call Button
It's simple to start video calls. One touch of the Windows Live Call Button lets you see who's online, and you're on your way to making a video call
UPC: 885370428407
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 L2
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Microsoft HD3000 specs

    Image Sensor CMOS sensor technology
    Focus Fixed
    Lens Not specified by the manufacturer
    Effective Pixels Motion Video: 1280 X 720 pixel resolution
    Still Image: 1280 X 800
    Image Capture 1280 X 800
    Video Capture 1280 X 720
    Frame Rate Up to 30fps
    Audio Integrated omnidirectional microphone with noise-cancellation
    Connector USB cable
    System Requirements Operating System:
    Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems:

    ·Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    For VGA video calling:
    ·Intel Dual Core 1.6 GHz or higher
    ·1GB of RAM

    For 720p HD recording:
    ·Intel Dual Core 3.0 GHz or higher
    ·2GB of RAM
    ·1.5GB of hard drive space
    ·USB 2.0 required
    ·Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
    ·CD-ROM drive
    ·Broadband Internet access may be required; access fees may apply
    ·Microsoft LifeCam software, version 3.6 Internet functions (post to Windows Live Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls), also required: Internet Explorer 6/7/8 browser software for installation; 25MB hard drive space typically required (users can maintain other default Web browsers after installation)
    Environmental Requirements Operating
    Temperature: 32 to 140°F / 0 to 60°C
    Humidity: 5% to 95%

    Temperature: -40° to 176°F / -40 to 80°C
    Humidity: 5% to 95%
    Power Requirements Bus-Powered via USB
    Cable Length 72" / 182.9cm
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 1.55 x 1.75 x 4.28" / 3.93 4.45 x 10.9cm
    Weight 3.17oz / 89.9g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.7 x 3.0"

    Microsoft HD3000 reviews

    LifeCam HD-3000 L2 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bang for your buck. 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 $.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for your buck 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Perfect Solution! 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!
    Date published: 2015-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Makes computer slow 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.
    Date published: 2016-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy, pint-sized powerhouse of a webcam Unobtrusive when clipped on to your laptop bezel or your monitor. Good coverage for when the built-in webcam on your laptop just doesn't cut it.
    Date published: 2017-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, Great Source 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!
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera for great price. 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.
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Camera Poor Microphone 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.
    Date published: 2015-08-21
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