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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5087 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. 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 HD-3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 805 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (New Packaging)Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (New Packaging)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (T3H-00011)Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (T3H-00011)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000 Review

 

In a glaring case of "you get what you pay for," Microsoft offers its $22 LifeCam HD 3000 as a low-cost alternative to built-in cameras. However, the device produces blurry photos and videos, which are only marginally better than those of the absolute...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

 

It's no stand-in for a high-end webcam, but the $40 Microsoft HD-3000 gets the job done in most situations, and is the perfect low-cost choice for anyone with a desktop PC that wants to get into video chats or basic recording.

Good video quality for the price. Automatic light compensation works well. Easy-to-position rubberized mount.

No 1080p recording. Mount lacks tilt adjustment. Subpar microphone performance. Buggy live effects.

Performance, Audio, and Conclusions You can record 16:9 widescreen video in 720p at up to 30 frames per second and share it via Messenger, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Recording 720p video files was as simple as an on-screen button push to begin...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com_old)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review

 

The Microsoft HD-3000 is a solid web camera that gives you exactly what you pay for. It's not the best camera out there in terms of features or image quality, but for its price it offers decent video and great-sounding audio. If you're not concerned...

The LifeCam produces clear and natural audio.

The video is not quite as sharp as comparable models.

This Webcam is a great option for those looking for an HD option but who don’t necessarily want to go all out. It offers good functionality and simple design at a low price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Ansaldo (pcworld.in)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 review: An HD webcam for the cost-conscious

 

If your budget is unforgiving, Microsoft's LifeCam HD-3000 ($40) may give you the most bang for the least buck. At less than half the price of the LifeCam Studio, this Skype-certified webcam still delivers HD video. It's not business-call quality, but...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Stephen G. (newegg.com)

Waste of my money

 

Before someone wonders, yes I tried using this on multiple systems and different usb ports including 2.0 and 3.0 and 3.1 i am very not so happy with this and i will try to return it to get my money back. This is the last hardware product I will buy...

Good Audio fairly decent image quality simple setup, drivers setup by plug and play, also downloads software automatically lightweight and small form factor so it balances on your monitor nicely Looks nice?

I was so disappointed in this product it isnt even funny. At 720p, the maximum framerate it will capture video is 5-10 frames. It is just ridiculous that Microsoft makes you pay 30 bucks for a terrible product that doesnt live up at all of what it is...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Lewis S. (newegg.com)

Doesn't work with my PC

 

This camera worked fine on a PC that had windows 10 installed. I have Windows 7, and it doesn't work. I even called windows support and let them have access to my computer in order to try to get it to work, and they were unable to do so. My friend has...

Doesn't work

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Jason H. (newegg.com)

Great Webcam and mic.

 

Good quality image and good quality mic. Especially for the price. It is lightweight and easy to set in various locations around your PC with a long enough cord to grab it so you can pan around the room to change the view for those you're chatting with.

I've noticed that when I use software like Skype the image I see of myself when video chatting with friends and family is constantly changing in brightness when I've got a white background behind me. I'm not sure if this is the webcam, MS, or just my...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Olivier C. (newegg.com)

Would buy again

 

Great image Great image Led lights up when its working

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Terry T. (newegg.com)

Great except short cable

 

Works well with good image. Mounts over upper center of monitor easily.

Cable too short to reach desktop computer. Needed a USB extension cable.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Andrew L. (newegg.com)

Microsoft T3H-00011

 

Very nice for the price Picture quality is good, but the mic quality is fantastic

None of note

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Be a savvy mobility warrior with this innovative, dynamic duo for your notebook. The LifeCam NX-6000 makes it easy to stay in touch with friends, family, and business associates, and the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000 offers peerless, hassle-free laser control.

CCTV

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / English / French / Spanish
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:3000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Mobility Pack

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:300,000 pixels

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB