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Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

Microsoft LifeCam VX-700
alaScore 81

264 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 264 reviews)

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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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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

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000

 

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

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 Webcam

 

This is the best webcam I have ever owned. Its built-in microphone works great with perfect sound quality. It cuts down the noise very well. Although, pictures from the photo shooting mode are not as good as the ones from the digital camera, I'm quite...

Picture & Video Quality

High Price, but worth it

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Worst webcam I have ever used

 

This is the worst webcam I have ever used. The image quality and video quality is horrible. Recording video is VERY choppy on a fast computer with more than enough memory. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

Product design nice

Horrible video and image quality

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Poor, do not buy

 

This camera was designed to meet marketing bullet points while offering no benefit to the user. The 2MP cam is a joke, you have the choice of super laggy 2MP or grainy low res video. The video screen and software are not resizable! And there is no...

Small and stylish

Irritatingly badly designed, poorly executed, overpriced

Consumer review by:

"Poor, do not buy"

 

This camera was designed to meet marketing bullet points while offering no benefit to the user. The 2MP cam is a joke, you have the choice of super laggy 2MP or grainy low res video. The video screen and software are not resizable! And there is no...

Small and stylish

Irritatingly badly designed, poorly executed, overpriced

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!

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