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Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2679 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 105 user reviews of Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, size, design

reliability

90% 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 Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1765 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 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size

reliability

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

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Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

 

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

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 webcam

 

Will this let you see granny around the other side of the world?

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.

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.

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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.

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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...

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If i had to put a vaule on this it would be 9.99

 

get something different.

the price. I got mine free

The mic suks. period the camera is ok at best

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Used to work!

 

I don't like it because it tells you everything is working fine when you test it. I took it out and downloaded what they told me to download but guess what still don't work. Used to work good once I learned what was what.

Used to work great on my other computer with Windows Vista. Speakers and mic worked great

Now I have a new computer with Windows 7 , 64 bit and the microphone don't work in it. All I hear is a loud humming sound and cant talk to anyone or hear them. My speakers work fine other times

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failed install

 

thinking im just gonna stick with my logitech

looks cool

install is difficult to the point that it seems impossible

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Worked well for two days.... then it stopped.

 

This product looked great for the price and the size! But once I hooked up everything, it only worked for about 2 days until it barely worked at all. I am very upset about this product and it makes me wonder about the other microsoft webcam products.

Cheap ; Good picture ; Good audio

Doesn't work whenever I would like to use it, which is most of the time

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