Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 comparison

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Logitech C510 HD

Logitech C510 HD
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Logitech HD C310

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Dropcam Pro

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Price $45 at 1 store $39 to $49 at 2 stores $38 at 1 store $40 to $61 at 14 stores $199 to $199 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 0.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 20, 2010 March 27, 2010 July 30, 2010 July 30, 2010 October 10, 2013
The Bottom Line 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 Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Web camera offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock Webcams. We recommend it to anyone looking for a smoother video chat experience. The Logitech C510 HD Webcam is an inexpensive solution for computers that don't come with built-in cameras. Its 2-megapixel sensor takes 8-megapixel snapshots, and 720p HD video performs well with video-chatting programs like Skype, Google Chat, and Windows Live Messenger. With a handful of extra features like one-click uploads to YouTube or Facebook and fun video effects, the Logitech HD Webcam C510 is a worthwhile buy. The Logitech HD Webcam C310 installs quickly and easily, works seamlessly with video chat programs like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Chat, and even takes high-quality 5-megapixel snapshots for less money than its competitors. If you're in the market for an aftermarket Webcam, the Logitech HD Webcam C310 is your best bet. The Dropcam Pro dramatically improves on the company's already impressive previous generation wireless home-monitoring camera.

Basic specs

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Features Progressive scanning
TrueColor Technology
TrueColor Technology
Skype compatible
RightLight 2 technology
Face Recognition
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
Snap-shot button
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
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Video input type Info unavailable Info unavailable Webcam
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System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
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Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
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Optical Sensor Type Info unavailable CMOS
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Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.1 in 2.4 in
1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
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Package Type Retail
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Microsoft Certification Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
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Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
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Localization United States
United States
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Digital Zoom Info unavailable 4 x
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Focus Adjustment Automatic
Automatic
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
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Weight Info unavailable 3.4 oz
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Cables Included 1 x USB cable
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
2 years warranty
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Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.1 in x 2.4 in
1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
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Product Description Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 - Notebook web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C510 - Web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C310 - Web camera
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Device Type Notebook web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Web camera
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Optical sensor type Info unavailable CMOS
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Environmental Parameters (operating) Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% (non-condensing) relative humidity
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Audio Support Info unavailable Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
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