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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000
alaScore 85

468 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 468 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 29 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, design

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000NMicrosoft 5UH-00002 LifeCam HD-6000 Webcam Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks (New Packaging)

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebook for BusinessMicrosoft LifeCam HD-6000 720p HD Webcam for Notebooks - BlackMicrosoft LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks (7PD-00008)

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

Microsoft's earlier efforts in the LifeCam Webcam series certainly missed the mark, but the latest LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks introduces 720p HD video at up to 30 frames per second, an improvement over the standard cameras built into almost all...

720p HD video quality at 30 frames per second, 360-degree rotation; inexpensive; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects.

4MP photo resolution; jumpy autofocus; not compatible with Mac OS.

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks offers impressive HD video output quality and excellent sound definition over previous models for an overall smooth video-chatting experience, but the continual autofocus feature can be distracting to your...

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 ($60 as of August 5, 2010) delivers great video at a fantastic price--and its smart design makes it perfect for use with laptops.

Plenty of customizable video-capture options ; Smooth, 360-degree rotational swivel

Requires refocusing with every subtle movement ; Picture is often extremely bright

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 shoots 720p HD widescreen video and includes in-depth features in its software.

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 & HD-6000 (Review)

 

When Microsoft first entered the webcam market in 2006, they faced many experienced competitors such as Logitech. Most pundits thought that Microsoft's new business would never stand a chance. However, over the past year or so the LifeCam series has...

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 Webcam

 

The LifeCam HD-6000 will help you look and sound your best so that all of your video interactions can be pleasant. Although it is somewhat lacking in still photo resolution, this web camera offers an impressive warranty and a small footprint for...

This webcam is compact, portable and offers good quality video

The cord is quite short and the clip is designed to work only with laptops, not desktop monitors

Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 lacks a few features we prefer to see, but it produces quality picture and sound, and is a good value overall.

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Lifecam HD-6000

 

True 720p HD video 720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30 fps.

Excellent video quality ; Bluetooth (no receiver to lose) Carrying Case ; Compact & Portable Design ; Windows 7 Certified

May degrade system performance in high resolution quality ; Won't work on standard LCD monitors

Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher (Excluding Windows XP 64-bit); minimum: Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher, 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher, 2 GB of RAM Broadband Internet access may...

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 delivers great video at a fantastic price--and its smart design makes it perfect for use with laptops.

Plenty of customisable video-capture options, 360-degree rotational swivel

Requires refocusing with every subtle movement, picture is often extremely bright

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 shoots 720p HD widescreen video and includes in-depth features in its software.

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 review

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 shoots in 720p HD at frame rates of up to 30 frames per second (the best high-definition webcam in our rankings, the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910, supports up to 1080p capture). The Microsoft Webcam has an autofocus...

Despite its colour quirks, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 is a solid choice for casual video chatting, and it has a great price to boot. It looks great perched atop your laptop and is easy to adjust as you power your machine off and on. Another bonus:...

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks offers impressive HD video output quality and excellent sound definition over previous models for an overall smooth video-chatting experience, but the continual autofocus feature can be distracting to your...

720p HD video quality at 30 frames per second ; 360-degree rotation ; Inexpensive ; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects

4MP photo resolution ; Jumpy autofocus ; Not compatible with Mac OS

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Microsoft Lifecam HD6000

 

Microsoft's new offering Lifecam HD6000 is a pocket-sized and portable laptop webcam offering HD video and effects and is decently priced for 2.5k

Compact & lightweight ; 720p @ 30fps ; Auto Focus ; 42 image effects

Glossy ; Poor sound quality

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Two Webcams : EyeBall from Blue Microphones & Microsoft HD-6000 Lifecam

 

Here I am looking at two rather nice webcams. First an offering from Blue Microphones that obviously features a quality microphone. Second an offering from Microsoft that is HD and offers far better images than most.

Audio streams can be captured and are saved in .WAV at 48kbps producing wav files of about 400k per minute of capture

Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Webcam / Webcams
Zoom Type:Digital
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