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Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7Connectivity: USBLegal DisclaimerProduct is sourced and shipped from the European Economic Area (EEA). Product is genuine original from manufacturer authorized distributors.Box Contains1 x Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam (Retail Packaging)

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Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7Connectivity: USBLegal DisclaimerProduct is sourced and shipped from the European Economic Area (EEA). Product is genuine original from manufacturer authorized distributors.Box Contains1 x Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam (Retail Packaging)

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 27 reviews
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      Violet
      Saved my Zoom access

      When trying to set up Zoom I discovered that my integral webcam (which I rarely used) had died some time ago. A common problem with an aging laptop I discovered. But I was desperate to set up and use Zoom for an important meeting. This webcam had good reviews AND was still in stock (many didn't and/or weren't).I was so pleased that despite a delivery date at least a week hence it actually came the next day. It was dead simple to set up in minutes EXCEPT be warned that if you are in a similar situation, it may well try to use the existing driver for the dead webcam - and fail of course. I needed to find and download a suitable generic driver before it worked. But from then onwards, great.

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      Video maker
      Seems ok *if* you can get it work

      When it works it's good for the price, but it was almost random in when this camera would and wouldn't activate. I tried it on a couple of PCs with Windows 10 and both of them identified the camera and installed the drivers automatically, so far so good.

      However, when I went to a couple of "test my webcam" sites in Chrome on my desktop they both detected the camera but captured no image. I tried the same two sites in IE and one of them showed an image but the other nothing. I tried again on my laptop and got the reverse here it worked on one website in Chrome but neither in IE. Went back to the desktop and tried again and none of the sites worked in either browser.

      Because it intermittently works then I can't solely blame the camera and it must have some incompatibility with "something" on my PCs, but they are vanilla Windows 10 builds that I only use for email and browsing ( and had planned to use with Skype!) so not really a lot of tweaking I can apply to get it to consistently work so only 3 starts for me I'm afraid.

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      samantha warne
      Excellent quality, reasonable price

      This is the second Microsoft LifeCam I have owned. The first I bequeathed to my wife who was doing online teaching to her Primary School Class...then I realised I did actually use it, so bought this one! I particularly like the fact that it has a microphone built-in, which does a reasonable job of picking up my speech at a good volume for video calls. It performs well in poor light and drivers, etc. are automatically installed/updated as part of the Windows 10 Operating System.

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      Rich Heath
      Decent for the price

      This camera is well situated for its price and functionality. It is certainly a capable camera and produces a high quality image, noticeably better than others in its price range that I have used in recent years. My only issue is that I tend to use this camera in relatively dark rooms as I chat/record videos late in the evening.

      I am by no means saying that the image is terrible in lower light but it is grainier than I would like. Admittedly for the price I should not be complaining but given the current state of camera technology this unit is rather basic and lacking features that should be widely available in competitively priced packages by now.

      It's easy to set up, includes a microphone (although I have not used it as I have a high quality mic for this purpose) and produces a more than serviceable image in bright light. If you do use it in low light whilst recording or streaming I would consider splashing out a little more on something fit for purpose. If you just use it for chats then this is the webcam for you.

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      Pilki
      Over exposes in Windows10 Teams

      There is no software in Windows10 for 'tweeking' the exposure settings of this camera and when used with Teams ( the reason for buying it ) your face is dreadfully overexposed. Useless product.

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      Polly D
      Oh Dear me, they don't work reliably with Windows 10

      These are extremely flaky and unreliable with Windows 10.
      I bought 2 for projects, so connected one at a time to a Microsoft Surface pro 4 and it wasn't recognised. I consider myself an experienced IT user and spent hours trying various fixes, but like many others just failed.

      Then tried connecting both (one at a time of course) to my desktop PC, worked the first time, rebooted and then no longer recognised, plenty of articles how these don't work on Windows 10 and to install in compatibility mode with windows 7/8 drivers (didn't work on my machines) , obviously I didn't read these first else would have saved £20 on each one.

      My advice is to buy Logitech cameras, they don't have these issues.
      I bought Microsoft figuring they would work with Windows 10, I was wrong :(

      Sarah

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      Patrick Hazley
      Good unit but some issues that do not make it perfect.

      The LifeCam Studio webcam.
      Pros:
      1. Neat unit - appears to be well constructed.
      2. Good base that will sit in different monitors, laptops etc. Being able to mount on a tripod or microphone stand is a useful facility.
      3. The picture quality is - like many cameras of this type - superior in natural light. In other situations it is good for Internet conversations but not good enough to make quality recordings. (Manual and autofocus are quite slow in lower light conditions.
      4. Audio is adequate.
      5. The ability to pan and tilt has some use but is dependent on how far the camera lens is 'zoomed'.
      Cons:
      1. The packing box says Windows 10 but when the drivers are downloaded you currently read that not all functions will work.
      2. The camera does work with Windows 10 OS but the gimmick stuff does not on my PC. (Putting silly animated hats overlays is no interest to me - or most others buying a camera of this type).
      3. The software allows adjustment of zoom, pan, tilt, focus - but response is slow.
      4. Software allows the user to change modes e.g. focus and auto focus etc.
      5. The lens cap us useless and consistently falls off!
      Thus unit has the potential to be very useful but is let down in a number of areas.
      I hope my review is useful for those considering purchase.

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      Paul
      Easy to install and good quality

      The Microsoft Life-Cam is, by comparison with other webcams, compact. It grips neatly to the top of the screen and whilst the lead is not long if your computer is on the same desk it should reach easily. The picture quality is good, although the microphone does to come up to the same standard.I have installed it on an HP desktop running Windows 10 and it connected immediately, with no need to download external drivers. This was bought specifically to be used with Zoom which it does easily.Overall good value for money, good quality.

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      Mrs. R. Murray
      Absolute nightmare in Windows 10

      Since I bought this about two years ago it's been problematic. Firstly to install it took longer than necessary. Once installed it is barely usable in Skype as it's too dark.I can find no way of increasing the brightness. According to online Microsoft help forums, this is not possible. I've tried updating drivers, resetting the skype app and adjusting room brightness.Using the Windows Camera program it is fine and a good picture. But that alone is useless as it's just a picture of yourself or whatever you're pointing at. I needed this for Skype calls.Avoid avoid avoid

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      Mrs Marcia Mynett
      Quality camera

      Running on Windows XP SP3.The first thing you are going to look for on a webcam and the image quality. Well, the image quality is extremely good, it films in HD without any problem and the low light capability is truly excellent. I can use nothing more than a string of fairy lights as illumination and you will still have a very usable picture for webchat type applications...obviously if you are filming video the better the lighting the better the end result. That is an extreme example, under almost all natural and artificial lighting conditions you will get a very clear image.The microphone is very clear and quiet, although it may pick up things like the computer fan as it's sensitive! It is tuned for voice recording, so if you are producing podcasts and you need full range audio maybe this isn't for you as it rolls off below 200hz. But for anything vocal, webchat etc, it's really designed with this in mind.Shooting 720p the camera is widescreen and it has a nice wide image angle, perfect for showing a little more of the room or perhaps if more than one person is chatting, families etc. However, if you zoom in you can produce a tighter image if you wish, although doing so will reduce the resolution you can shoot at.There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing off this webcam so take a look. The official Microsoft UK video was filmed in very good lighting as naturally they want to show it off to it's best abilities, and indeed in good lighting it really gives an excellent image, but it works very well in lower lighting with minimal visual noise even in quite dim conditions. I can't really compare it to any other cameras in the price range as I haven't used them but I'm extremely happy with my purchase.The only reason I haven't given it a 5 star rating is because the auto white balance can go from very blue looking in sunlight to slightly too warm under electric lighting and might need a little manual adjustment. Also the autofocus sometimes takes a little while to shift from a normal image to an item placed closer to the camera, esp under less than amazingly light. But the fact it can shift from a normal wide angle to a macro shot at all is great. I can hold up a page of text to the camera when using Skype (obviously the quality you get here is dependent on the speed of your net connection) and the other person can clearly read the text, so you get an idea of the crystal clear quality.The only other slight let down is the software is very basic and requires an internet connection to download. I would have liked something that had a little more control when it came to recording video clips.But overall this is a very good webcam for the price. The image quality is great, up to 720p HD for video and 5mp for still images. It copes well with a range of lighting conditions and the audio is crisp and clear.For a mid priced webcam you will get a significant improvement on most laptop webcams and lower priced models, my previous webcam cost around £15 and there is no comparison. If you regularly use Skype or some other form of webchat software I'm sure you will be really happy with the quality on offer at this pricepoint.

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