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Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The value for money and usability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, value for money, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Decent webcam for the price


I purchased this webcam on sale for $20 (down from $40) to replace my 10-year old Logitech Quickcam Express that didn't work with the 64-bit version of Windows. At first I was quite happy. The quality was decent, the sound was ok. It was a definite...

Cost ; Image quality ok ; Easy to setup ; Works great with Windows 7 x64

Cost (regular price is too $$$) ; Image quality is ok if you only plan on talking on Skype ; Microphone is decent but sounds like your in a wind tunnel ; MUST use built in microphone with Lifecam software ; 640 x 480 max resolution

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Amazon review summary for Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

value for money, usability, size

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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They were excited!!!!


The web cameras were purchaed as gifts. My nieces are vey excited about them. I have no complains-- they get to see their favorite aunt on line. ( thats me ofcourse). lol Thank you guys... the price was a sure hit.


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Great Product!


This was my first experience with a web cam, and now I am wondering why I went so long without one. It's nice to actually see family and friends when you interact with them through something like Skype.

Easy to install and use,Good instructions

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I would buy this again


We bought this so we could skype with family members, I like it's ease of use and clarity however it doesn't stay on the laptop very well, this is a minor setback and fixed with some double sided tape, however it does need to be removed when closing...

Easy to learn,Fun To Play,Graphics,Kid Appropriate

Help staying on

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Easy to use & perofrms as described.


Has microphone and easy to setup.

Easy to learn,Fun To Play,Good Audio,Graphics

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Great Camera


I use this camera with Skype. It is great

Easy to learn,Good Audio,Graphics

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First Time Web Cam Owner Very pleased


Great for the price and no compaints. Used mostly for Skyping and Facebook.

Easy to learn,Good Audio,No problems installing

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It works GREAT


This unit works great and is very easy to learn how to use.

Easy to learn,Fun To Play,Good Audio,Graphics,Kid Appropriate,Multiplayer

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000 Webcam - 0.3 Megapixel - USB


Easy to hook up.

Product Specifications

Wireless Optical Mouse for Notebooks - USB - Win/Mac


Audio Support: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:USB