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Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1626 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 LifeCam VX-3000 Win USB Port EN/NL/FR/DE EMEA Hdwr

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1045 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Webcam - BlackMicrosoft LifeCam NX-3000 Webcam - GrayMicrosoft LifeCam VX-3000 Pack

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

 

Works with all major instant-messaging clients. Includes pan, tilt, and zoom control.

Mediocre video quality. Mic doesn't pick up sound easily.

A relatively inexpensive webcam with a good set of features, but we wish the built-in mic worked better.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

 

At 60 bucks, the LifeCam NX-3000 is a great webcam for beginners.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 review: Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 is an inexpensive, basic Webcam for laptops that delivers acceptable video quality and little else. The bundled LifeCam software is third-rate--we prefer the apps that Creative and Logitech bundle with their...

Acceptable video quality for video calls; decent audio; compact size with good clip; inexpensive.

Bundled software is frustrating to use.

It's cheap and compact and delivers acceptable video quality, but the bundled software plagues Microsoft's LifeCam NX-3000 Webcam. Creative has a model for nearly the same price that we like better.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 is a nice webcam with a pretty good variety of resolution settings and options. It has a built in noise canceling microphone for great audio performance and a very good clamp attached to the webcam. With its small size,...

Easy clamp for notebooks, User friendly

Max resolution is 640 x 480.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 Web Cam

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 is a remarkable webcam that produces quality video. The VX-3000 is easily comparable to other top end video webcams on the market today. 640x480 video resolution coupled with 1.3 Mega Pixel photo resolution LifeCam VX-3000...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, 640x480 video resolution + 1.3 Mega Pixel Photo resolution, Ready to use out of the box, Nice Price, User friendly

Video resolution and quality is not as high as the VX-6000

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 webcam - Pocket-lint

 

When it comes to holding a video conference or simply chatting with friends over MSN, a webcam can really enhance the experience. The Microsoft LifeCam

Easy to use

Lacks sharpness, tries to tie you in to MSN

For the asking price, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 is a no frills webcam that works well but isn’t exactly cutting-edge and the average family will quickly find itself out-growing its capabilities.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000

 

These days, a webcam needs to be pretty damn special if it hopes to find permanent residence on your notebook. After all, most portable computers now ...

Good sound quality, sleek and functional design, affordable price

Below average in dim lighting, certain features only work with Windows Live Messenger

The Lifecam NX-3000 performs its primary function -- and little else -- to middling effect. If your notebook is already equipped with an inbuilt camera there's very little reason to consider this purchase.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Elliot (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

 

It's cheap and compact and delivers acceptable video quality, but the bundled software plagues Microsoft's LifeCam NX-3000 Webcam. Creative has a model for nearly the same price that we like better.

Acceptable video quality for video calls ; Decent audio ; Compact size with good clip ; Inexpensive

Bundled software is frustrating to use

The LifeCam NX-3000 is the same size as the Creative Live Cam Notebook Ultra at 7.5cm long and 2.5cm wide. Its spring-loaded clip can accommodate thicker laptop lids than that of the Creative cam, stretching out to 2cm. The clip allowed for a very...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 USB 2.0 WebCam - OEM

 

We've been using these cams for Skype with grandparents for a few years now. The mic works well, it works with varying light levels. The stand is very versatile.

Small ; Great stand ; Great Mic

Doesn't seem to do HD

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: CHRIS (tigerdirect.com)

Not expensive, not spectacular

 

This was as cheap a web cam as I would want to buy (20$ on sale). The video is a little blurry but adequate. The audio mic was not good at all and I opted to use a head-phone-mic combo which I had and that made it all ok. Otherwise there was a lot of...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 is a wired, desktop webcam that delivers High Definition still (1.3 megapixels interpolated) photography, brilliant video (640x480 pixels) and a built-in unidirectional noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear audio performance. The LifeCam fully integrates with the Microsoft Windows Live Messenger to deliver a suite of market-first features that make Web video calling a breeze. The Universal Attachment Base allows for easy and secure attachment to virtually any size monitor. Featuring a sleek black and gray design, the VX-3000 complements any office or home PC.

CCTV

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.2in
Height:2.6in/2.9in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:2.1in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:VX-3000
Packaged Quantity:1/2/3
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

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

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:1280 x 960/1280 x 960 / 640 x 480/640 x 480 / 1280 x 960