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MicrosoftLifeCam Studio
 
4.3

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (18)
  • Removable (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Good in low light (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional (7)
  • Video chat (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (14), Budget shopper (6), High-end shopper (4), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (19), Business (12)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Webcam

The picture is sharp and clear. The automatic focus work well on the webcam too. You can place it to the top of your monitor and it's stable. The webcam has a 5...Read complete review

The picture is sharp and clear. The automatic focus work well on the webcam too. You can place it to the top of your monitor and it's stable. The webcam has a 5 1/2 UBS cable that isn't shown in the picture. You don't need to buy a cable unless you need a longer cable. The webcam comes with a lens cover, but it doesn't fit tightly, so it fall off if you're not careful. My only problem with the product is that the product doesn't tell you how to connect the product to Windows 8.1 well. You have to download the software which is a little confusing. I had to go to YouTube to figure out how to get it to work. Once I got pass this problem the Webcam worked fine. It's a good webcam once you figure out how to get it to work. It should be instructions in that regard. I recommend the webcam if you have Windows 8 or 8.1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy install and sharp image

I use LifeCam to make training videos which I shoot and edit, then release them on You Tube.
My background is as a professional commercial and corporate video producer. I've worked with all...Read complete review

I use LifeCam to make training videos which I shoot and edit, then release them on You Tube.
My background is as a professional commercial and corporate video producer. I've worked with all types of film and video gear. I researched a lot before purchasing the LiteCam. The lens is sharp and focusable -- an important feature for what I do. My disappointment is that the unit does not allow for an external mic. The built in mic is good compared to other webcams, but just not up to my audio standards so I record my voice on a separate mic and digital recorder. Then I sync it in post, just like the days when I made films with a picture track and a sound track.
If Life Cam built their webcam with a jack for external mic I would give it 5 stars.
Overall it is a good value.

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5.0

Great Webcam, would by it again!

By Weaver

from Elkton, Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

I use this webcam to have conversations with friends, it is easy to set up, and pretty much does what a webcam will do. The picture is crystal clear. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

As always, speaking for myself, I am very at ease with all the purchases I have made from B&H, as I feel with all confidence that should something be wrong, or amiss they will do their best to make the problem right. This is the best feeling one could possibly have, when ordering online.

 
5.0

Awesome camera

By Joe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

Captures crisp images, this camera is great!

 
1.0

Turns off after a few minutes and wouldn't turn on again.

By Igor

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

The camera works well until it stops working a few minutes into conference. Unreliable piece of hardware.

 
5.0

Very nice

By David

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

Pleasantly surprised by this camera! After years of using a high-end Logitech consumer webcam, this LifeCam is a big step up. Higher resolution, brighter, clearer picture, and better microphone. It has a very adaptable mounting system, and is secure on the top of my monitor. Also, the microphone works perfectly for "Hey Cortana!"

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good picture but less functionality than a Logitech cam.

By Rom

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

Could not configure it top work with my Skype Preview so using it with Skype desktop. Does not have mirror imaging.

 
5.0

Still a client

By Federico

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

Thanks

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Easy install and sharp image

By TopCat Video, Marc

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

I use LifeCam to make training videos which I shoot and edit, then release them on You Tube.
My background is as a professional commercial and corporate video producer. I've worked with all types of film and video gear. I researched a lot before purchasing the LiteCam. The lens is sharp and focusable -- an important feature for what I do. My disappointment is that the unit does not allow for an external mic. The built in mic is good compared to other webcams, but just not up to my audio standards so I record my voice on a separate mic and digital recorder. Then I sync it in post, just like the days when I made films with a picture track and a sound track.
If Life Cam built their webcam with a jack for external mic I would give it 5 stars.
Overall it is a good value.

 
4.0

Works well after tweaking

By KikyExcelectron

from Miami, FL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • No Software Installation
  • Removable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Not Top Quality Image

Best Uses

  • Professional
  • Video Chat

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

I installed this on a computer that was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The installation process was not swift: I had to disable the built-in webcam of the laptop in Device Manager so that camera software would be forced to switch to this one. The image looks nice but the 1080 is mostly about size of the image the quality is not top notch for advanced detail, but works for most things.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good webcam

By Zeke

from GA

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

This webcam takes good video at a reasonable price. The integrated microphone picks up pretty good, with little background noise. The only complaint I have is that when recording video with an external mic, the sound doesn't align with the video.

 
5.0

GREAT LIFECAM

By NONE

from MONKEY ISLAND OK.

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Removable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Birthdays
    • Professional
    • Wedding

    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

    AS QUICK AS I LEARN TO USE LIFECAM IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT. IT IS SMALL AND COMPACT BUT TAKES GREAT PHOTOS.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Buy

    By Dustin

    from Columbus Ohio

    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

    Great resolution and very easy to use.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Webcam

    By Adam

    from North Carolina

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Skype
      • Stream

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

      This webcam is great for anyone who wants to do anything from skype call to live stream. This camera has great quality for the price. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap and reliable webcam.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works fine

      By Pgo

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

      Installed easily on Windows 8.1
      works fine

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Webcam

      By Denny

      from Jamaica, NY

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Removable
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Better Instructions

      Best Uses

      • Casual Use

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

      The picture is sharp and clear. The automatic focus work well on the webcam too. You can place it to the top of your monitor and it's stable. The webcam has a 5 1/2 UBS cable that isn't shown in the picture. You don't need to buy a cable unless you need a longer cable. The webcam comes with a lens cover, but it doesn't fit tightly, so it fall off if you're not careful. My only problem with the product is that the product doesn't tell you how to connect the product to Windows 8.1 well. You have to download the software which is a little confusing. I had to go to YouTube to figure out how to get it to work. Once I got pass this problem the Webcam worked fine. It's a good webcam once you figure out how to get it to work. It should be instructions in that regard. I recommend the webcam if you have Windows 8 or 8.1.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Small and Versatile

      By SunDog Film

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Removable
      • Strong
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

        I bought LifeCam along with a C920 to see which one was best. They are equal. But, don't expect a big camera. This one will fit in the palm of you hand.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very good value

        By Jack

        from Utah

        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

        Worked great right out of the box. The only problem I had is with Microsoft not supporting the camera controls in Win 8.1. I have to be happy with the built-in Win 8.1 controls (with no pan, tilt, zoom); or use a third party software.

         
        4.0

        I like it

        By Comfortably Dumb

        from Flyover country

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Studio:

            I use this mainly for Skype. I wanted much better resolution and image quality than my laptop's built in webcam, and that I got. Did much better in less light - to be expected.
            I really like the base of the camera - has the lip to hang it over a monitor/tv plus the tripod mount.
            The lens cover is just as others have said, it is loose and the only problem so far (minor).

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Extremely Happy

            By Leftwingre6785

            from SE FLorida

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            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

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Adam

              By Adam

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me High-end Shopper

              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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