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Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

Microsoft LifeCam VX-700
alaScore 80

347 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 47 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lifecam VX-700 V2Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000Microsoft LifeCam VX-700Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 300K USB 2.0 Webcam w/Built-in Microphone & Laptop LCD Clip-On (Black/Gray)

Expert review by:

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 may be the company's high-end webcam, but it offers only midrange performance and features.

Compact design. Plays nicely with Windows Live Messenger. Noise-canceling microphone. Bundled software simplifies basic functions like video recording and blogging

Boring looks. Limited range of movement. Slow, inaccurate white balance. Lame batch of special effects. Mediocre image quality

Microsoft's high-end webcam delivers midrange performance and features. Most users will be happier with competing models from Creative and Logitech.

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

Installing the LifeCam VX-7000 is a simple, three-step process. Install the LifeCam software, install Windows Live Messenger, then connect the Webcam via USB. The Webcam itself is very compact at 2.7 inches wide by 1 inch tall, and the sturdy,...

Compact size and sturdy base; acceptable picture quality for video calls; decent audio.

Grainy video at lower resolutions; video gets choppy at higher resolutions; software has some annoying quirks.

There are better Webcams that you can buy with your $100 than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000.

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 Webcam

 

This high-def Webcam promises plenty of features but stutters with high-resolution video.

Tight integration with Windows Live Messenger; built-in mic offers noise cancellation

Video deteriorates at highest quality setting or in dim lighting; poor digital zoom; digital stills can be grainy

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Microsoft Lifecam VX-7000

 

When it comes to its hardware peripherals, Microsoft is a firm believer in enthusiastic overkill. The minions under Bill Gate's whip love nothing more...

Arresting design, easy setup, can be mounted on a variety of surfaces

2Mp video lags badly, certain features only work with Windows Live Messenger

The Lifecam VX-7000 offers a reasonable performance in most areas, but $150 is a pretty big ask for a webcam; particularly when some of its premium features don't work properly. Only consider buying if you're a Windows Live fan.

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Microsoft Lifecam VX-7000 webcam review

 

Microsoft's Lifecam VX-7000 is a 2 megapixel webcam designed for use with either your desktop computer or laptop but does it offer you good video conferencing? We get video calling everyone in our contacts book to find out. Sporting a 2 megapixel...

Relatively easy to install, good picture quality

Insists on trying to load Microsoft Live during install to use "full functionality", lead not long enough to plug into machine under desk, slightly fiddly stand/clip arrangement

An average webcam for video communication, offering good picture quality. Minor niggles (stand and lead length) let the device down slightly

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 review

 

There are better webcams that you can buy with your money than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

Compact size and sturdy base ; Decent audio

Grainy video at lower resolutions ; Video gets choppy at higher resolutions ; Software has some annoying quirks

Itseems sloppy on Microsoft's part to litter the QuickCam settingswindows with Auto check boxes that you are unable to check. There are16 Auto check boxes, only one of which (white balance) you can actuallycheck. No amount of adjusting corrected the...

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

There are better Webcams that you can buy with your AU$150 than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000.

Compact size and sturdy base ; Acceptable picture quality for video calls ; Decent audio

Grainy video at lower resolutions ; Video gets choppy at higher resolutions ; Software has some annoying quirks

Microsoft backs the LifeCam VX-7000 with a three-year warranty.

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Microsoft Webcam : Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

While Microsoft is better known for its software products, the company also develops various hardware items including a webcam.

Webcams tend to come in various shapes and sizes, often depending upon the whim of a design team. In the past I have worked with webcams that resemble a large eyeball, a cylindrical tube, and even an Egyptian-style statue. The latest webcam to emerge...

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New Zealand PC World Magazine > VX-7000 LifeCam

 

Webcam The main body of the unit is about the same size as the average solid-state MP3 player, and this sits on top of a simple, yet effective base unit that also doubles up as a clasp assembly for securing the Lifecam to the top of your monitor or...

On the positive side, the VX-7000 handles low light conditions adequately, and does a good job of compensating the overall image for the best quality. The usual manual image adjustments are always on hand for fine-tuning, but mostly are not required

Consumer review by:

"Don't buy it"

 

The sale price of 29.99 is great but it should state on the package that it only works in certain applications.

It works good in MSN

we install the soft ware a few times and tried it on several machines and no luck except when we use MSN

Product Specifications

Now it's fast and easy to share real-time videos and photos with friends and family. And, with a High Definition 2.0 megapixel sensor and noise-canceling microphone, you'll think you're in the same room as your friends!

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Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:1920 x 1080/640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in/4.8in
Height:1in/2.2in
Weight:1.9oz/4.7oz
Width:2.2in/2.7in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:VX-700/VX-7000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam

Miscellaneous

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

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:2,000,000 pixels/640 x 480

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 176 x 144 / 320 x 240 / 352 x 288 / 640 x 480/1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 2380