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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000

Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000
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Logitech HD C310

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Price $48 at 1 store $29 at 1 store $29 to $57 at 14 stores $44 at 1 store $11 to $42 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Release date December 08, 2010 March 20, 2010 July 30, 2010 March 27, 2010 April 08, 2011
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 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 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Features 16:9 widescreen mode
TrueColor Technology
Skype compatible
Progressive scanning
TrueColor Technology
Snap-shot button
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
TrueColor Technology
Skype compatible
Built-in microphone
USB powered
Video Snapshot mode
Built-in LED lights
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
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Optical Sensor Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
- 5,000,000 pixels
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color - Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 1.1 in 2.4 in
Info unavailable 1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
Info unavailable
Package Type Info unavailable Retail
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Localization Info unavailable United States
Canada
United States
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Gross sensor resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5,000,000 pixels
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blue
Digital Zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
Info unavailable
Focus Adjustment Info unavailable Automatic
Info unavailable Automatic
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.4 oz
Info unavailable
Cables Included Info unavailable 1 x USB cable
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) Info unavailable 1.1 in x 2.4 in
Info unavailable 1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 - Notebook web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C310 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera
Gear Head Quick WebCam W/ 720P HD Video WCF2600HDBLU - Web camera
Device Type Web camera
Notebook web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Optical sensor type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
Info unavailable
Environmental Parameters (operating) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% (non-condensing) relative humidity
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Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Info unavailable Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
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