Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 comparison

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Price $15 at 1 store $135 at 1 store $29 at 1 store $75 at 1 store $35 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.0 (2.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 62 reviews 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews 2.0 stars out of 39 reviews 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date September 12, 2007 June 28, 2007 May 13, 2008 June 13, 2006 June 28, 2007
The Bottom Line There are better Webcams that you can buy with your $100 than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000. 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. Despite its uninspired software, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 proves its worth with outstanding image quality, a funky and useful design, and low price. 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 for Notebooks provides unmatched image quality, but its design could be improved. While the clear, bright video output will amaze, the constant readjusting of the camera atop your laptop will annoy.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Features Info unavailable RightLight 2 technology
RightSound technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Adaptive lighting
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Automatic face tracking technology
RightLight 2 technology
RightSound technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Video input type Info unavailable Info unavailable Webcam
Info unavailable Info unavailable
System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
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 Vista / XP
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Lens Iris Info unavailable F/2.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable F/2.0
Optical Sensor Type CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
CMOS
CMOS
- 2,000,000 pixels
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 in x 4.8 in x 1 in
Info unavailable 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Logitech QuickCam
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech QuickCam
Drivers & Utilities
Localization Info unavailable English
French
English / United States
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Gross sensor resolution 2,000,000 pixels
2,000,000 pixels
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2,000,000 pixels
Digital Zoom 5 x
Info unavailable 4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Color Black
Info unavailable Fire red
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Focal Length Info unavailable 3.7 mm
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.7 mm
Focus Adjustment Info unavailable Automatic
(min distance 19.7 in )
Manual
Automatic
Battery Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 90 cm
Weight 4.7 oz
Info unavailable 3.4 oz
3.4 oz
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.7 in x 4.8 in x 1 in
Info unavailable 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
2.2 in x 2.1 in x 2.9 in
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Included Accessories Info unavailable Flat panel monitor clip
Info unavailable Info unavailable Carrying case
Stand
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 - Web camera
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 - Web camera
Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks - Notebook web camera
Device Type Web camera - Fixed
Web camera - Fixed
Web camera
Web camera - Fixed
Notebook web camera - Fixed
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable
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
Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
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