Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 comparison

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000
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Price $75 at 1 store $59 at 1 store $27 at 1 store $129 at 1 store $15 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.0 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 39 reviews 2.5 stars out of 15 reviews 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 62 reviews 1.5 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date June 13, 2006 June 13, 2006 March 20, 2010 June 28, 2007 September 12, 2007
The Bottom Line 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. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks offers impressive HD video output quality and excellent sound definition over previous models for an overall smooth video-chatting experience, but the continual autofocus feature can be distracting to your chat partner. Nevertheless, we recommend the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, if you have the proper system requirements. The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 offers a winning combination of stellar image quality, easy-to-use software, and a sturdy, stable stand. It's our Webcam pick for desktop and laptop users alike. There are better Webcams that you can buy with your $100 than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000.

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Features Automatic face tracking technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Progressive scanning
TrueColor Technology
RightLight 2 technology
RightSound technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Info unavailable
System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Lens Iris Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable F/2.0
Info unavailable
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
2.1 in x 2.2 in x 2.9 in
1.1 in 2.4 in
Info unavailable 2.7 in x 4.8 in x 1 in
Package Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Retail
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech QuickCam
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable United States
English
French
Info unavailable
Digital Zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5 x
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Gross sensor resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2,000,000 pixels
2,000,000 pixels
Focal Length Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.7 mm
Info unavailable
Focus Adjustment Manual
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
Weight 3.4 oz
3.4 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.7 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
2.1 in x 2.2 in x 2.9 in
1.1 in x 2.4 in
Info unavailable 2.7 in x 4.8 in x 1 in
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Included Accessories Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Flat panel monitor clip
Info unavailable
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 - Notebook web camera
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 - Web camera
Device Type Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Notebook web camera
Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS
CMOS
Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Info unavailable Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Environmental Parameters (operating) 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
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