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Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000

Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000
alaScore 77

357 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

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.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 WebcamMicrosoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam wtih Built-In MicrophoneMicrosoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam wtih Built-In Microphone

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam review: Microsoft LifeCam

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 is Microsoft's answer to higher-end Webcams, such as the Logitech QuickCam Fusion and the Creative Live Cam Voice . The LifeCam VX-6000 adds some interesting features that we've not seen before on a Webcam, including a...

Flexible stand; adjustable camera; call button launches contacts; can post photos to blogs through software.

Call button gets in the way while adjusting; must install Windows Live Messenger; subpar video effects; delay in starting video.

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 offers unique features such as the ability to post photos directly to a blog, but its video effects and image quality don't stand up to that of competing Webcams from veteran manufacturers.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Aniket Kadam (techtree.com)

Microsoft LifeCamVX-1000

 

Microsoft's eye-catching entry-level webcam. Does it do all it says it can?

Live blogging (only to Windows Live Spaces), one-touch e-mailing, sturdy build

Extremely overpriced, additional software needed to work with Vista, retention clip doesn't secure the camera well, poor audio quality

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Magick (tigerdirect.com)

Video res is horrible!

 

I am pretty new to web cams. I really liked the features and the value of this camera but the resolution is horrible. The images where blurry and not very well defined. Even at this kind of value it is not worth it. Upgraded to the LifeCam 3000 for $10...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: ISDBOB (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent webcam

 

Easy to use. Versatile. Installed easily and worked well.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: patricia (tigerdirect.com)

A few problems, but good overall

 

Bought two of these webcams to keep up with my husband over Skype while I'm away. The CD that came with one of the webcams simply would not work: had to get on the phone with Microsoft to download the right software. Since then, everything's been just...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: gp (tigerdirect.com)

does the job, not special

 

the quality of the camera is not up to modern standards really, if like me you are using it for skype - it works ok but there are better cameras at lower prices somewhere on the market, probably at this site. having said that it does the job and the...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: rileybreed (tigerdirect.com)

Good for the money

 

A very good webcam for the money. Works really well with Skype. Must have a computer that can handle video well. At least 2GB of RAM and over 1GHz CPU works best...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: mammoth (dell.com)

Good value, lousy microphone

 

Good value for the money. Sets up quickly

Microphone requires 3"-5" distance from

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: the.stalker.03 (newegg.com)

great camera

 

i would definitely suggest this camera to anyone. and the frame rates are usually depend on what you're using

cheap, well built, great microphone, stylish, crazy effects,focus

whenever you press the button on top it opens windows live, takes a while to open the software for it

Jul, 2008

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.

CCTV

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

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.1in
Height:2.6in/2.7in/2.7in / 2.6in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:2.1in/2.2in/2.2in / 2.1in

General Features

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish/Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:VX-1000
Packaged Quantity:1/3/3 / 1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam

Miscellaneous

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