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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000
alaScore 81

270 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 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 Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

79% 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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

94% 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)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Dec, 2007
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Expert review by: Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 review: Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

Only regular users of Windows Live Messenger or Live Spaces bloggers should consider the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000, and even then, I'd recommend Microsoft's cheaper laptop Webcam, the LifeCam NX-3000 . At its list price of $99, the 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.

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

Nov, 2007

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

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 is an excellent webcam with a wide variety of resolution settings and options. It has a built in Microphone for great audio performance and a very good stand / clamp attached to the webcam. With 2.0 MP video resolution and...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, Outstanding 2.0 Mega Pixel resolution, Ready to use out of the box, User friendly

N/A

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Louis Ramirez (computershopper.com)

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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Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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.

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

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

Apr, 2009

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

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.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Verity Burns (pocket-lint.com)

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

Dec, 2007

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

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.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

It is described as a notebook web cam, I see no reason why it should not be used with any flat panel and even with a CRT monitor, the latter maybe with a couple of sticky pads.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Doug Griffiths (pcworld.co.nz)

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

Apr, 2008

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!

CCTV

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