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Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000

Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000
alaScore 77

797 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 797 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 797 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 – Doesn’t stay steady on the screen


Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 comes with its own set of pros and cons. On the bright side this device is very easy to use and you can easily do video calling through Live Messenger, Meebo or Skype. There is a button located on the top of the device which...

Consumer review by:

It's blurred right out of the box


I can live with it for now

It's cheap real cheap. The speed is excellent. Again it was cheap. I needed it and couldn't afford to splurge. I got some software that will hopefully help

Blurred image. Distorts sound. Very limited video settings and no audio settings

Consumer review by:

the image got blurred after 2 months uses


The quality of the image was good for the first month

After I purchased this camera I was really happy with the quality of the image, but just 2 months after that, the quality was really poor


Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


A good deal at Circuit City for $10 after rebate if you happened to get it. This is definitely an entry level webcam which is easy to install and set up with Windows XP. Overall video quality is great, seems to work fine even in low light. It should...

Built-in microphone, Vista compatible, 30 fps video, video effects, Windows Live call botton

Only works with Windows XP and above, no tilt, pan or zoom, not high-speed USB

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


I bought this webcam from Circuit city when it was sale last week and it Worked right out of the box. I barely read the instructions in the manual. Also worked great with Skype, Yahoo Messenger and MSN IM calls. If you use microsft Live, just press the...

1. Fast and Easy installation 2.Good video/voice quality. 3.Built in microphone. 4. Work great with Skype,Yahoo and MSN. 5. Price is cheap.6.Flexible stand -- work for CRT monitor, LCD or Laptop

Must have XP or Vista. Doesnt work with Windows 2000. Also need separate driver download if using with Vista

Consumer review by:

Good Value


I really was looking forward to an entry level camera that was simple and delivered a reasonable image quality for less than 30 € and i found this on to be quite simple an easy to install althoug i keep pushing the up button that send me to msn direct...

Price, ease to use, simple configuration, suport for desk and LCD/TFT

No adicional software

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


Although it was designed for desktop, this Adonis also fits on laptop. It works but there were back ground noise. The video kept flashing when the light condition was low. I also got a microphone on laptop and never found a way to choose which one to...

looks nice

back ground noise

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


It's a good basic webcam with clear video quality. It could adjust automatically based on light condition. one-touch calling is quite convenient except that it can not be configured with other messenger like Yahoo or something.

easy to install ; clear image, clear voice

can not configure the one-touch calling with other messager

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


Very nice webcam with good price. Very easy installation. I am suprised by its image quality, clear and clean. It performs well even under insufficient light. I already have my live message installed, so i didn't get any trouble in any of its features....

good image quality, easy installation, built-in microphone

not so far

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LIFECAM VX-1000


This is my second webcam. My first one is logitech quickcam orbit which was broken after 3 years' of using. This one, microsoft lifecam vx-1000, is cheaper than the previous considering the 1.3 Mega Sensor it used. Overall, I am happy with this webcam,...

Works great with my Windows xp, built in microphone, good picture quality, easy to install, flexible stand

none so far

Product Specifications

With simple setup and one-touch calling, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 makes it easier than ever to see and hear your friends and family over the Internet.


Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

Height:2.6in/2.7in/2.7in / 2.6in
Width:2.1in/2.2in/2.2in / 2.1in


Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish/Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1/3/3 / 1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam


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

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:307,200 pixels (640 x 480)

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:640 x 480