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Microsoft LifeCam Show

Microsoft LifeCam Show
alaScore 90

170 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Show. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Show from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The price also gets good feedback.

usability, price, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam Show from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam Show review: Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

Microsoft LifeCam Show

Decent image quality; magnetized connection options are flexible and sturdy; 2-megapixel sensor provides higher resolution than your typical Webcam; 3D video effects improve on past efforts.

LifeCam application remains lackluster and quirky; not compatible with Macs.

The Microsoft LifeCam Show offers improvement over Microsoft's previous laptop Webcam, but Logitech still has the laptop Webcam to beat.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Lara Luepke (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam review: Microsoft LifeCam

 

Flexible stand; adjustable camera; call button launches contacts; can post photos to blogs through software.

Call button gets in the way while adjusting; must install Windows Live Messenger; subpar video effects; delay in starting video.

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 offers unique features such as the ability to post photos directly to a blog, but its video effects and image quality don't stand up to that of competing Webcams from veteran manufacturers.

Jun, 2006

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

Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

The Microsoft LifeCam Show is a great webcam in a very nicely sized package. The LifeCam Show has very nice video resolution range with a max setting of 800 x 600 and a min setting of 120 x 160. The still capture resolution of this camera is an amazing...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, User friendly

N/A

Nov, 2008

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

Microsoft Lifecam Show

 

Pretty but pricey pictures.

Excellent image quality, versatile mounting options, nifty 3-D features, glass element wide-angle lens

Prohibitive asking price, incompatible with Macs, glass element wide-angle lens

The Microsoft Lifecam Show is a solid webcam offering let down by its exorbitant price tag. With the exception of its inferior stand, the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 will do everything just as well for a more reasonable price.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam

 

You might question the value of an external webcam as integrated solutions seem to be increasingly common, both on notebooks and now on monitors too. Microsoft has a range of cameras and the LifeCam Show is aimed at those on the move. The LifeCam Show...

Good quality video and audio, lots of mounting options

Expensive, heavy install

Overall this is a good compact and stylish offering. The inability to change the call button to Skype was an irritation, but it will launch Windows Live for you, so if you are a user then it saves some messing around. Sound and video performance was...

Oct, 2008

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

Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

The Microsoft LifeCam Show offers improvement over Microsoft's previous laptop webcam, but Logitech still has the laptop webcam to beat.

Decent image quality ; Magnetised connection options are flexible and sturdy ; 2-megapixel sensor provides higher resolution than your typical webcam ; 3D video effects improve on past efforts

LifeCam application remains lacklustre and quirky ; Not compatible with Macs

Microsoft backs the LifeCam Show with a three-year warranty. It does not work with Macs.

Sep, 2008

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

Microsoft LifeCam Show review: Microsoft LifeCam Show

 

Microsoft LifeCam Show

Decent image quality; magnetized connection options are flexible and sturdy; 2-megapixel sensor provides higher resolution than your typical Webcam; 3D video effects improve on past efforts.

LifeCam application remains lackluster and quirky; not compatible with Macs.

The Microsoft LifeCam Show offers improvement over Microsoft's previous laptop Webcam, but Logitech still has the laptop Webcam to beat.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Microsoft LifeCam Show [Review]

 

Too expensive for what it offers

Good design, small formfactor, good performance

No auto-focus, expensive

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

AVOID THIS PRODUCT!!!

 

Shame on you Microsoft - you cannot tell me that any of your pre-release test results yielded anything other than only the poorest of quality that we all are reporting here. Gave one egg because cannot submit feedback with ZERO EGGS.

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!! SHAME ON YOU MICROSOFT! ZERO EGGS

I concur with every negative statement that others have posted. Color quality is absolutely aweful. Downloaded and installed latest everything from Microsoft site - everything still is aweful. Constantly flickers image quality like it can never...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Horrible

 

I wouldn't buy hardware from Microsoft.

Nothing. it seems a small size

Pictures are washed out, Colors are shady. No Misrosoft Support. very Small USB cable

Oct, 2010

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