Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000

Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
alaScore 89

1667 reviews

Feb, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1667 reviews of Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1667 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 849 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 697 of 849 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (818)

Consumer review by:

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 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. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 user reviews of Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000 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. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

93% 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-3000Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 for Business

Expert review by:

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

 

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.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

Good mic, bad video

 

I got this webcam to replace my old one because the old one's microphone finally died. I figured I'd go for one of higher video quality while I was at it. Unfortunately, this webcam only worked the very first time I installed it. After trying it a...

High resolution ; Great microphone

Low frame rate ; Only works once in awhile

Consumer review by:

Solid for basic usage.

 

I see people reviewing who complain about disappearing camera and lockups. I haven't experienced any freezes because I'm using the short cable and I have decent internet performance, but the driver/software package is poor. With the LifeCam 3.6...

Decent video quality and adequate mic

Very short cable ; Poor driver/software package ; Won't be detected if the mic is not set to default or is disabled

Consumer review by:

Average

 

pretty simple little cam. installation easy enough. limited software. good resolution. for just a basic cam, works fine

Consumer review by:

The disapearing webcam

 

With my luck, it'll start working again by the time the new one arrives...

Good video/decent audio when working

For me, this webcam every so often decides to not work ; It acts like it is detected, but no software, not even Microsoft's program, can capture video from it ; I am usually able to get it working again after enough driver installation/other stuff, but...

Consumer review by:

Excellent

 

Wow, this camera is fantastic. Not only does it have an excellent picture but it automatically installs it's drivers. No disks, no downloads. I use this all the time and actually purchased another one for a family member

NONE

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

 

good for price

wanted high quality video

Consumer review by:

web cam

 

nice clear picture, added a 16 ft extension cable with amp up to get a good picture but sometimes the sound don't come through

by it self it works great, if you use a extension make sure it is good enough to get 30 fps

Consumer review by:

Nice Camera

 

This Microsoft camera is great. The only con is that it's a little pricier than similar models. It is really good quality, though.

Consumer review by:

It works

 

Cheap 720p webcam that can be easily tweaked to suit your needs.

720p...see cons

720p is a bit pixelated. Had to do a lot of tweaking to get it working right

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