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Microsoft Lifecam Studio

Microsoft Lifecam Studio
alaScore 92

300 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Microsoft Lifecam Studio. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Lifecam Studio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Microsoft Lifecam Studio from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but the size and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2024

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Microsoft's 1080p LifeCam Studio review


The 1080p webcam party is just getting started, Logitech kicking things off with the $99 C910 earlier this year, and now things are heating up with Microsoft m...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio review: A hi-def webcam for business or pleasure


With stellar resolution and excellent design, this high-end LifeCam is suitable for a variety of settings.

Razor-sharp video ; 360-degree rotation ; Automatic exposure correction in different lighting environments

Need third-party software to take advantage of 1080p video recording

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio


The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is a sweet upgrade from a built-in VGA webcam, and good enough for high-definition Internet video chats and even home movies.

Sharp, crisp images and video recording. Most natural color balance we've seen from a webcam. Built-in TrueColor and automatic light correction works well in less-than-optimal environments. Warm vocal reproduction. Flexible 360-degree mount includes...

Mono mic lacks noise suppression. Video recording maxes out at 720p and 15 frames per second without extra software. Buggy live effects.

Video, Sound, and Conclusions That said, the LifeCam Studio includes some enhancements that improve the live picture. TrueColor works by tracking your facial movements; this way the unit can change the exposure to compensate for a bright spotlight near...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : aliencam (

Read Microsoft LifeCam Studio


The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is a high end HD webcam for Windows computers. It is touted as the first webcam with a full 1080p sensor, and has a sleek “industrial” brushed aluminum design. I'm not so sure how necessary a 1080p webcam is, but maybe it...

sleek design reminiscent of the iSight ; high resolution ; mic is not too quiet ; works in Linux

not able to tilt up enough ; Stand is not universal ; Lens Cap is pretty much useless ; background noise is picked up

The Microsoft Studio LifeCam is a good choice if you are looking for a high-end webcam for your laptop. It looks very professional, and not cheap or plastic like most do, has a good feature set, and it works. I would say this is the best performing...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Robert Stein (

LifeCam Studio 1080p HD


Building upon its long-line of popular Webcams, Microsoft has now released its full 1080p version, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio. Does this new camera have enough features to make it a contender for the best 1080p consumer webcam on the market? Read on...

Excellent video quality ; Tripod Threading ; Lens Cover ; Brushed Aluminum Design

May degrade system performance ; high resolution quality ; Special Software Required for 1080p ; Significant Hardware, software necessary for 1080p ; One Microphone vs. Logitech's Two ; Logitech uses Carl Zeiss Lens ; Not as much software include as...

The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is a well-rounded 1080p HD webcam; it has a stylish, brushed aluminum body, high-precision glass element lens, auto focus, true color, high fidelity microphone, great Windows Live integration, and more. However, based upon...

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Microsoft Lifecam Studio review


It might not be pretty, but the Microsoft LifeCam Studio is a powerful device

Good features ; Good video quality ; Decent price

Needs a powerful PC for max settings

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio


A 1080p webcam sounds a little ridiculous doesn't it. But of course, webcams aren't just for video calls, they're for recording your thoughts to YouTube, presenting a video podcast or lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen. They are, in fact, cheap camcorders...

Beautiful picture quality, stylish and compact, great sound

Somewhat expensive, autofocus is dreadful, plugging into USB hub caused us picture problems

It is a little expensive - although for a 1080p webcam, the street price of £50 really isn't bad - and we are very cross about the auto-focus, but as a webcam the quality is unassailable, and it's a nicely designed camera which plays well with every...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio review: A hi-def webcam for business or pleasure


Billed as the top dog of Microsoft's LifeCam line, the LifeCam Studio ($100 MSRP, currently available from Amazon for $55) pulls out all the stops: 1080p video, Skype certification, and an eye-catching durable design. It mostly lives up to its high-end...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio



The high resolution, tripod socket and quick autofocus make this an ideal webcam for video blogging. If you just want something to use with Skype, this is overkill: you don't need the performance, and the price is too high.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (

Microsoft LifeCam Studio


The LifeCam Studio from Microsoft is a high-resolution webcam capable of video recording up to full HD (1080p).

Apr, 2011

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