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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

value for money, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 409 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

value for money, usability, design

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam - BlackMicrosoft LifeCam VX-800 - BlackMicrosoft LifeCam VX-800 (JSD-00014)

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Works, but lags


no driver software, you could consider this a con or a pro

Cheap, Works

Lags alot whenever i move

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No software


I wish I could return this, really thought I could just go to microsofts site and download something to use my webcam outside of msn/skype/etc. The only reason I bought it was for taking pictures that would be easier to get on my computer than my...

The quality isn't awful, its just fine for the price. It doesn't get too blurry with fast motions

The mounting sucks, it doesn't really attach, just kinda loosely hangs on top of your monitor and will fall off a lot. ZERO software!! There's no way to just turn your webcam on by yourself to take pictures with it or anything at all. You have to...


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Great for Skype / G+ / Jabber


These little cameras are inexpensive and get the job done. They have a low profile and mount on monitors easily. The video quality is good for the price, just don't expect the world from a sub 20 dollar camera

none. remember you get what you pay for

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Perfect for Skype


Easy set up and quality output.

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Very nice product


This was easy to set up and the picture is clear and sharp. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to my friends.

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is far better than i though


so far so good i can chat with my grandkids and see them so clear, is cool.

Easy To Set Up","Good In Low Light","Sharp Image

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Easy to use and setup


This camera works 10x better than any built in camera. Pictures, audio and video are very clear and the software that comes with it is fun. My only reserves are the price(but it is worth the money) and it does focus every 10 seconds if you keep moving...

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Great Webcam


Clear picture, small in size, big on performance

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Works great but where's the software?


Solid device for the price. I'd buy this again, for sure. It only gets 4/5 stars because there was no software included. Windows 7 found the device right away.

Great little webcam with built-in microphone. I have used this to Skype and it worked flawlessly. It has the ability to rest on top of almost any surface

No software included, so I had to download freeware to test. Also, the mounting of this device is chinsy and most likely will fall or get knocked over

Product Specifications

Whether it's moving to a new town, a kid going off to college, or the arrival of a new baby, Webcam video calling offers an ideal way to stay close to the ones you love, no matter where life takes them. And with a Microsoft LifeCam, starting a video calling is as simple as pressing the Windows Live Call Button. LifeCams are optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger, which makes it incredibly easy to share your life's experiences. Microsoft LifeCams make it effortless to stay in touch with friends and family who live far away - or across town - with crystal clear video calling.


Audio Support: Yes
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / Microsoft Windows Vista

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB