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MicrosoftLifeCam Cinema
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (17)
  • Great picture quality (16)
  • Fast connection (14)
  • Good in low light (12)
  • Great extra features (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home computer (11)
  • Laptop / office (7)
  • Monitoring (4)
  • Business meetings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't buy for mac, otherwise great

I hastily bought this without researching if it would be mac compatible. I've only been an Apple user for a short time and haven't learned that only Apple is compatible with Apple. However downloading...Read complete review

I hastily bought this without researching if it would be mac compatible. I've only been an Apple user for a short time and haven't learned that only Apple is compatible with Apple. However downloading special software and hacking my computer to shut off facetime I managed to make this camera work at least once. It was very clear, beautiful feed back. I love the way the base is designed, very versatile- I could point it in any direction, swivel it, attach is different places. And the cord is very long. Overall great design.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent set of software but poor focus

Bought this to use for video calling and various photo and video projects. I like the accompanying software which seems would be very nice to go with a better camera.
But the picture...Read complete review

Bought this to use for video calling and various photo and video projects. I like the accompanying software which seems would be very nice to go with a better camera.
But the picture quality is far inferior to the older Logitech unit it replaced. It may be better on another system but is poor on my win 7 pro x64 system.

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5.0

small, excellent quality

By YonG

from Israel

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

better than average, yet no overkill on capacity that can't be used by most internet users. Great deal.

 
5.0

Excellent Order Experience

By CT Shopper

from Stamford,CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

Great buying experience, quick and easy to find what you need, place an order and be assured are getting a great value.

 
5.0

My 2nd LifeCam

By Dmahen

from 45177

Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

Perfect performance for the price.

 
2.0

Decent set of software but poor focus

By Stabglabilatz

from Twin Falls, ID

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Extra Features
  • Software

Cons

  • Poor Image

Best Uses

    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

    Bought this to use for video calling and various photo and video projects. I like the accompanying software which seems would be very nice to go with a better camera.
    But the picture quality is far inferior to the older Logitech unit it replaced. It may be better on another system but is poor on my win 7 pro x64 system.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Food Photographer Wannabe

    from New Paltz, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

      Installed on my somewhat ancient computer without any trouble....my Skype friends say it is wonderful; great picture and audio.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      5.0

      Excellent Webcam - use with Windows 10 PC

      By RK

      from SF Bay Area

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer

        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

        I bought it for use as a webcam + microphone for Cortana on a Windows 10 PC. Webcam works very well in video chats using Skype - good picture quality and wide angle of view. Mounts well on the top of a flat screen monitor. Another advantage I see with this webcam is the ability to swing the lens sideways to exactly face where you want it to.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        5.0

        good picture, easy software, and easy installation

        By KubotaJoesFarm

        from New Jersey shore area

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good In Low Light
        • Sharp Image
        • Works Great With Cortana

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Computer

          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

          good picture, easy software, and easy installation. also apps are available for more sophisticated users. Works right out of the box with Windows 10 Preview and Cortana.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          4.0

          Great webcam

          By JennieJ

          from Liverpool NY

          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

          Purchased it for work for remote training sessions and for Skype. Easy to hook up and quality of images are great! Definitely worth the money!

           
          5.0

          I really like this product.

          By Bristowcd27

          from Bristow, OK

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Monitoring

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

            I am a storm chaser in Oklahoma. I use this to stream video back to the tv station. This camera is perfect. It is HD and does what I want it to.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Its not bad

            By Tempest

            from Wolfeboro, NH

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

              The quality is not bad could be just a tad better but for the price its better than most webcams. It takes real good still pictures and does real good video and has awesome low light pickup so you dont need all the lights on in the room to use it. If you manulay control the focus in the software you can zoom in on objects 1 inch away

              Cons.. It focuses too much.. I beleive its due to its software.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product, software incomplete...

              By Marco

              from Alamogordo, NM.

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection
              • Good In Low Light
              • Microphone Performs Well
              • Sharp Image

              Cons

              • Software For Win 8

              Best Uses

              • Business Meetings
              • Home Computer
              • Laptop
              • Monitoring

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

              LifeCam performs well in all areas. The software running on Win 8 is incomplete. Runs complete on Win 7. Download software from Microsoft for Win 7 to run on Win 8, almost perfect. It allows adjustment of resolution and camera settings. Then download Windows Essentials 2012 to complete software.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC
               
              5.0

              Great Web Cam

              By Bman_39

              from Flint, Mi

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection
              • Sharp Image

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                  Works great with my Windows 7 machine. I use it for lecture capture at a higher ed. school

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Don't buy for mac, otherwise great

                  By Emma the Skyper

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible With My Computer

                  Best Uses

                  • Laptop

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                  I hastily bought this without researching if it would be mac compatible. I've only been an Apple user for a short time and haven't learned that only Apple is compatible with Apple. However downloading special software and hacking my computer to shut off facetime I managed to make this camera work at least once. It was very clear, beautiful feed back. I love the way the base is designed, very versatile- I could point it in any direction, swivel it, attach is different places. And the cord is very long. Overall great design.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great little camera

                  By JoeRed

                  from Greensboro, NC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Laptop

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                    I bought the camera to SKYPE a memorial service for a family member who could not attend. It worked flawlessly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    5.0

                    A great webcam at a great price

                    By Barrett Honors

                    from Tempe, AZ

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Meetings
                      • Home Computer
                      • Laptop
                      • Monitoring

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                      The LifeCam Cinema is an excellent video camera for tasks such as videoconferencing. The color detail, sharpness and auto-light control are all excellent for a camera in this class. The base is also easily maneuverable for various installation locations. We've been very satisfied with the performance overall and cannot find any major drawbacks.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC
                       
                      5.0

                      Great little Camera

                      By Jiggy

                      from New York City

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer
                        • Laptop

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                        It's everything you'd want it to be. Great picture quality and works well with minimal lighting. Easily perches on top of the computer. I dig it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac
                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to install. Performs well

                        By Luis

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer

                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                          Using this camera for distance learning. I like the microphone in it. Maybe the cable should be longer.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC
                           
                          5.0

                          Works, easy setup.

                          By Statistician

                          from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast Connection
                          • Sharp Image

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                              Used with Windows 7, on a laptop and a desktop. No issues at all. Win7 detected the camera, downloaded and installed requisite software.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC
                               
                              5.0

                              Buy This Great Web Cam

                              By CEJLLC

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Excellent U I
                              • Fast Connection
                              • Good In Low Light
                              • Great Special Effects
                              • Sharp Image

                              Cons

                              • Auto Focus Jumpy
                              • Sfx Do Not Work In Skype

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Meetings
                              • Home Computer

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                              Dont be cheep. Spend a bit more and get this quality product that you and the viewer on the other side will appreciate and enjoy. Plus you'll look great! Good news, it is much smaller than it appears on the box.

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC
                               
                              5.0

                              Great webcam!

                              By Jo the photographer

                              from Montreal, Canada

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Sharp Image

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:

                                  I found the camera easy to install and the picture quality is excellent! It is easy to place on top of a monitor and holds well once in place.

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

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