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Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1001 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about 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-6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 WebcamMicrosoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

 

The LifeCam VX-6000 offers quality video, easy setup, and a nice set of features, but its built-in mic disappoints.

Easy to set up and use. Works with all major instant-messaging clients. Includes pan, tilt, and zoom control.

Doesn't work consistently with every messaging client. Mic volume needs to be turned up high in order to pick up sound.

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Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Lara Luepke (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam review

 

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 : Jen McPherson (techgage.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 & VX-3000

 

Microsoft released two brand-new webcams last month, the VX-3000 and VX-6000, both of which have a huge feature-set. The better of the two even offers "high-definition" 1.3 megapixel video capabilities. We've been testing both webcams for the past...

I found that I did not really care for the face tracking, as it seemed clunky to me. The camera will follow your face around when you move, and even though it may seem like a good idea, often it just makes the camera feel jerky. It’ll adjust zoom and...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Review and Prices

 

Webcams grow more sophisticated every day, and Microsoft recently entered the market with some high-end models of its own. One good example is the LifeCam VX-6000, which is geared toward desktop use. However, this smartly designed device plays nicely...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (computershopper.com)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 Review and Ratings

 

A decent Webcam for work or play—but don't believe the high-res hype.

Compact ; Retractable lens ; Good feature set, software ; Compatible with major IM clients

Video, photo specs misleading ; Video unusable at high resolutions, low lighting

Jan, 2007

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

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam NX6000 is a fair webcam that produces quality video at 640 x 480 or 800 x 600. Other resolution settings produce a lesser quality video. Although quality video is lacking, this camera has a design that is truly meant for...

Rugged and Durable, Small and easy to position, 2.0 Mega Pixel resolution, Ready to use out of the box, User friendly

Out of focus at low resolution, Blurry motion at high resolution

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Mark Peters (photokina-show.com)

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000

 

Microsoft Hardware meets these needs with its expanded digital communications line, which consists of the Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 (the company's first webcam designed exclusively for laptop use), the LifeCam VX-1000, and two new digital headsets -...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (gadgetmadness.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 LiveCam

 

Most of our regular readers probably know that I am a "webcam whore." By this I don't mean I...

Aug, 2006

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

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Web Cam

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX6000 is a remarkable webcam that produces quality video; video that more resembles a video camera movie than a simple webcam recording. 1.3 Mega Pixel video resolution coupled with flawless motion capture and great response,...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, Outstanding 1.3 Mega Pixel resolution, Ready to use out of the box, User friendly

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Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Byron Hinson Introduction Microsoft has taken some (activewin.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

 

Microsoft has taken some time to get into the “Webcam” market; it's a market that has really been taken over by the likes of Logitech and Creative. With the release of their LifeCam set of cameras, Microsoft has finally given them some kind of...

Decent Design ; Good Audio ; Good Picture Quality

Useless top button ; Expensive ; Not as good as latest Logitech offerings

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Product Specifications

Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the road, keeping in touch with friends, family, and business associates is easy with the LifeCam NX-6000. Compact and reliable, this webcam was designed especially for notebook computers.

Design

Built-in flash: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cable Length:24015.7
Color of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Interface:USB / USB 1.1 / USB 2.0

Other Features

Audio card required: No
Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:- Windows / Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2 / Windows Vista, XP (SP2) / Windows Vista, \nWindows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) / Windows Vista/Windows XP(SP2) / Windows Vista\nWindows XP with Service Pack 2 / Windows XP Pro/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.26 x 0.992 x 0.992 / 2.19 x 2.71 x 2.71
Hard Drive Capacity:200
I/O ports:USB
Indoor range:Windows Vista\nWindows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP
Indoors max range:Windows Vista\nWindows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP
Internal memory:300
Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility:No / Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200 / 300 / 700
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium III 550 / Intel Pentium III 550 MHz / Intel Pentium III 700 / Intel Pentium III 700 MHz / ntel Pentium III 700 MH / Pentium 4/3 / Pentium 550MHz / Pentium II - 550 MHz / Pentium III 700 MHz
Minimum RAM:256
Minimum system requirements:Windows 2000/XP/Vista / Windows Vista,\nWindows XP(Service Pack 2) / Windows XP Pro/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition
Optical drive required: Yes
Snapshot resolution:800 x 600
USB powered: Yes
USB required:No / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
CRT stand:No / Yes
Desktop stand: No
Laptop clamp:No / Yes
LCD clamp: No

Performance

Digital Zoom:3
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480
Megapixel:1.3 / 2
Snapshot button:No / Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:71
Viewing angle, vertical:71
Zoom capability: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.26
Weight:1.9 / 3.36
Width:2.69