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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 $52 at 1 store $32 at 1 store $29 to $57 at 14 stores $44 at 1 store $26 to $43 at 8 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 June 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
Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology
Snap-shot button
USB 2.0 compatibility
720p HD video calls
RightLight technology
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
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 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
Info unavailable
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
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
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
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
Logitech Vid HD
Localization Info unavailable United States
Canada
United States
Info unavailable
Digital Zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
Info unavailable
Focus Adjustment Info unavailable Automatic
Info unavailable Automatic
Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
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
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years 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
Logitech HD Webcam C270 - 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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