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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
alaScore 90

2170 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2170 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 420 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Cinema from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HDMicrosoft LifeCam Cinema (Brown Box)Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (Retail Packaging)

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1161 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Cinema from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam - BlackMicrosoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam for Business - Black

Expert review by:

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

Despite its status as the world's largest software developer, Microsoft also has a thriving business building PC peripherals, including keyboards, mice, joysticks, and webcams, among other devices. The $79.95 (list) Microsoft LifeCam Cinema webcam...

Sleek styling. Aluminum construction. Flexible mount. Good image quality, color balance, and auto-focus. Easy-to-use bundled app

Poor built-in mic. Slightly overexposed photos and video. Relatively robust system requirements

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema offers sleek styling and solid video quality, but audio performance isn't this HD webcam's strong suit.

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (Review)

 

Although Skatter Tech reviewed Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000 & HD-6000 earlier this year, the company also offers a more-powerful LifeCam Cinema. While this flagship webcam has been on the market for quite sometime, it still offers a handful of...

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is a great webcam in a very nicely sized package. The LifeCam Cinema has very nice video resolution range with a max setting of 1280 X 720 pixel (HD) video resolution and a min setting of 120 x 160. The still capture...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, User friendly

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MS LifeCam Cinema

 

What would have been a nice webcam is tarnished by the on-board microphone and its incessant high-pitched whine. Interested buyers should wait until this issue has been resolved.

Excellent picture, Sharp and compact aluminum body, Mounting hardware can stand on a desk or sit on top of LCDs, CRTs or laptop displays, Adjustable pitch and yaw, Competitively priced

Current drivers (1/9/10) don't support 720p at 30fps, High-pitched whine likely linked to camera's exposure level recorded by on-board mic, No motion-triggered recording

Golden Tachometer Award

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD-Webcam

 

Webcams are rapidly becoming a very popular item. In fact, webcams were one of the most popular electronic items purchased for the 2009 holiday season. Microsoft has long been a competitor when it comes to webcams and with the release of the Microsoft...

720p High Definition Capture ; Widescreen View ; Noise Cancellation Microphone ; Good Software; Simple Design ; Small, yet Very Powerful ; Lighting, Quality, Clarity of Picture ; Low Light Enchancement ; Excellent Value at under $60

Limited Video Chat HD Use due to Software Restrictions ; Very CPU intensive at higher resolutions ; Slight Washout with Bright Backlighting ; High Pitch Tone when Noise Cancellation is Used

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema H5D-00001 far outperformed my expectations of it, especially after seeing how small it is. The camera lens is able to pick out small details, recognize faces, autofocus, and capture 720p High Definition video at an amazing...

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Review: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

Microsoft brings webcams into HD in earnest.

Great video quality with the 720p sensor ; Excellent ergonomic design ; Simple, effective software package

Poor still photo quality

The LifeCam Cinema comes out of the box with only a creatively designed user manual and the webcam itself. We immediately noticed the construction quality of the webcam was top-notch. The USB cable is very long and has a helpful built-in cable orga

Expert review by:

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

Notwithstanding a few glitches with the autofocus, this webcam is enjoyable to use. The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema webcam has a great design and provides plenty of bang for your buck.

This product offers a clear HD picture and a durable aluminum body

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Webcam has a hyperactive autofocus

This camera is weak in some areas but has a great overall design.

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema - HardwareZone.com

 

Microsoft's newest flagship webcam, LifeCam Cinema, is touted as the first consumer-grade camera with 720p HD recording capabilities.

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema review

 

Shoot yourself with the LifeCam Cinema

Good quality recordings ; Auto-focus works well ; In-built microphone ; Solid build

720p too large to stream but that's not really the cameras fault

Recommended!

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

 

Microsoft follows Logitech in bringing high definition to the humble webcam, and doesn't charge too much for the privilege.

Microsoft’s well-designed LifeCam Cinema might not make video calling a cinematic experience, but it does up the quality over non-HD webcams and offers good future-proofing, all for a price that doesn't break the bank.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Webcam / Webcams
Zoom Type:Digital
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