Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 comparison

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Price $34 at 1 store $75 at 1 store $24 at 1 store $129 at 1 store $99 to $122 at 3 stores
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 15 reviews 2.0 stars out of 39 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 62 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date June 13, 2006 June 13, 2006 September 20, 2006 June 28, 2007 March 23, 2012
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 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.

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Features Automatic face tracking technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Info unavailable RightLight 2 technology
RightSound technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Skype compatible
System Requirements 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 XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Info unavailable
Interfaces USB
Hi-Speed USB
USB
Hi-Speed USB
USB 2.0
Lens Iris Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable F/2.0
F/2.0
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
CMOS
1/4"
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.1 in x 2.2 in x 2.9 in
2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
5.3 cm x 5.3 cm x 6.5 cm
Info unavailable 7.09 in x 1.11 in x 1.86 in
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Info unavailable
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
Info unavailable
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable English
French
Info unavailable
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Gross sensor resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2,000,000 pixels
Info unavailable
Focal Length Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.7 mm
Info unavailable
Focus Adjustment Manual
Manual
Info unavailable Automatic
Info unavailable
Digital video input format Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable H.264
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 1.8 m
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
Weight 3.4 oz
3.4 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.22 lbs
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable DC 5 V
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Info unavailable
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.1 in x 2.2 in x 2.9 in
2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
5.3 cm x 5.3 cm x 6.5 cm
Info unavailable 7.09 in x 1.11 in x 1.86 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-3000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 - Web camera
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Web camera
Web camera
Panasonic TY-CC20W
Device Type Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Web camera
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS
CMOS
Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
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
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