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Microsoft LifeCam Show

Microsoft LifeCam Show
alaScore 82

153 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. 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 Show is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Microsoft LifeCam Show


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Show from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

design, usability, value for money, size, reliability

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam Show Webcam (Black)Microsoft LifeCam Show (Black)

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Shame on you Microsoft - you cannot tell me that any of your pre-release test results yielded anything other than only the poorest of quality that we all are reporting here. Gave one egg because cannot submit feedback with ZERO EGGS.


I concur with every negative statement that others have posted. Color quality is absolutely aweful. Downloaded and installed latest everything from Microsoft site - everything still is aweful. Constantly flickers image quality like it can never...

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This is a GREAT buy!


great picture

Easy To Setup","Fast Connection","Good In Low Light","Great Extra Features","Sharp Image


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great picture

Easy To Setup","Fast Connection","Good In Low Light","Great Extra Features","Sharp Image

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Really great for an external webcam


The camera was used and in great shape! It is so small and convenient to pack and put away. The picture was of better quality then I thought. Also, the sound is really good. Installation was easy to figure out.

Easy To Setup

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Simple to set up and use


Simple to set up and use, even with limited computer knowledge..good quality performance and construction..looks good

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I wouldn't buy hardware from Microsoft.

Nothing. it seems a small size

Pictures are washed out, Colors are shady. No Misrosoft Support. very Small USB cable

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Terrible in almost every aspect


Don't buy this webcam. I'm returning this unacceptably poor piece of... equipment.

Small size and slick appearance. That's it

Everything else ; Installation: Required to connect to the internet to download what must've been a very large volume of install files. Took unacceptably long. Why can I just install from the CD that came with it ; Mounting: Camera body attaches to the...

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Cord too short


Connecting cable is way too short. We were forced to move the PC from the floor up to the desk (where it is an eyesore) just so the camera could stay planted on the desk without continuously falling over. Now that the PC is on the desk behind the...

Easy To Set Up

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I was setting up Skype to be able to see and hear my son in Iraq. I bought this product and the speakers did not work. I returned it for a second one thinking that perhaps I had gotten a faulty set, but alas and alack. That one did not work either. I...

Bad In Low Light","The speakers never worked

Product Specifications

Enjoy ultimate mobility and share more with the ultra-thin, ultra-sleek LifeCam Show.


Audio Support: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1/3
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/Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

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