Microsoft LifeCam Studio Webcam comparison

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Dropcam Pro

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Logitech C510 HD

Logitech C510 HD
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Price $54 to $99 at 4 stores $67 to $108 at 9 stores $42 at 1 store $199 at 2 stores $44 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 0.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date November 10, 2010 February 02, 2012 March 27, 2010 October 10, 2013 July 30, 2010
The Bottom Line 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 Dropcam Pro dramatically improves on the company's already impressive previous generation wireless home-monitoring camera. 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Features 720p HD movie recording
ClearFrame Technology
Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator
1080p Full HD movie recording
TrueColor Technology
Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology
Carl Zeiss optics
1080p Full HD video calling on Skype
1080p Full HD movie recording
USB 2.0 compatibility
720p HD video calls
Skype compatible
TrueColor Technology
Skype compatible
Info unavailable RightLight 2 technology
Face Recognition
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
Video input type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Webcam
System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Info unavailable Hi-Speed USB
Optical Sensor Type Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Camera Color
Color
Color
Info unavailable Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.6 in 4.4 in
Info unavailable 1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Certified for Windows Vista
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable Logitech Vid HD
Drivers & Utilities
Info unavailable Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable United States
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Digital Zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
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Focus Adjustment Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Digital video input format Info unavailable H.264
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.4 oz
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Cables Included Info unavailable 1 x USB cable - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
Info unavailable 1 x USB cable - 5 ft
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.6 in x 4.4 in
Info unavailable 1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Info unavailable 1
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam Studio - Web camera
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera
Info unavailable Logitech HD Webcam C510 - Web camera
Included Accessories Info unavailable Tripod-ready base
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Device Type Web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Info unavailable Web camera
Optical sensor type Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Environmental Parameters (operating) Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% (non-condensing) relative humidity
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in stereo microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Info unavailable Yes : Built-in microphone
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