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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

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Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema


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

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.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD Review


Full 360-degree rotation; Clear video; Useful software ; Hard to attach to laptops; Occasional autofocus hiccups ; The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD has an innovative 360-degree swivel, but attaching it to your laptop or monitor can be a chore.

Hard to attach to laptops; Occasional autofocus hiccups ; The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD has an innovative 360-degree swivel, but attaching it to your laptop or monitor can be a chore.

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD has an innovative 360-degree swivel, but attaching it to your laptop or monitor can be a chore.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Sahas Katta (

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...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Hardware Pacers (

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


May, 2010

Expert review by : Everything USB (

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

Feb, 2010

Golden Tachometer Award

Expert review by : Hank Tolman (

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Kelcey Lehrich (

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

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David Chieng (

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema -


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


Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : PC Plus (

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

A great piece of kit that has great quality recording and a good set of features

Jan, 2010

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