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Microsoft - LifeCam Show Webcam

Model: RLA-00001SKU: 8990265

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Rating 2.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    Posted
    WardRask

    Beware - this camera does not do 30 FPS (frames per second), which means your videos will not be smooth. I found that the maximum frame rate for the LifeCam Show under either Vista or XP is 15 FPS, even at small frame sizes such as 320x240. That makes it a very poor value, considering that just about every other webcam above about $30 these days, even the other Microsoft webcams, can do at least 640x480 30 FPS. I tested the drivers that came with the webcam as well as the latest drivers from the Microsoft website and the ones built in to Vista just to be sure there wasn't a driver issue. I see now that none of the official Microsoft product literature makes a claim about frame rate for the LifeCam Show. That's a glaring omission, considering the number of other webcams on the market that proudly proclaim they can do 30 FPS. Presumably they are hiding the fact that this camera cannot do 30 FPS, hoping you won't notice. I didn't notice, and now I have unwittingly spent money on an expensive webcam with sub-par performance. Also, be aware that if you do decide to buy this camera, the installation process takes almost half an hour under Windows XP and requires an internet connection even if you are just trying to install using the included CD-ROM.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not so good web camera

    Posted
    Rach757

    At first I was very thrilled with this webcam. It was very easy to install and it took good pictures and it allowed me to use Skype. However, the USB cord is way too short, so I would put it on my desk on the stand and it would constantly fall off. The magnetic stand wasn't very strong either so it was constantly falling off. I bought it in April and because it kept falling it broke in June. For the price, I would not recommend purchasing this webcam and if you do you definitely need a extension for the USB cord. If you have a laptop this wouldn't be a problem but because I have a desktop it was a big problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The video was not usable

    Posted
    rfas

    I was satisfied with the quality of the picture excluding the color. I am not able to adjust the color to a level where I did not get any "why does the color of your cam look so bad?" comments. It is unfortunate that I spent money on this cam when I probably should have bought a Logitech. I have read other user reviews stating that the picture quality was so great, perhaps my cam has a quality issue....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SO FAR WORKS FAIR IN DIM LIGHTING

    Posted
    TUCKER147

    So far I've only had the opportunity to use the camera in faif poor lighting, and the vidio is not too bad so far. I suspect that in high lit envirments it should work well. The reselution is 800x800 which is more than most average brands. So i'll follow up with this reveiw when I've done a full scall investorgation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wow Worst Webcam EVER!

    Posted
    MarkJMJ

    I got it expecting it to be the best webcam ever but it has very poor video quality and its not even in full color the color was my biggest concern it was not any mode or any thing it was Just the worst Webcam ever but i have to say it did have cool video effects.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera! Nice design and Good Video

    Posted
    Baglery

    Love this Webcam. I am comparing the video to the old webcam that I bought last year and it is amazing the improvement! I travel a lot and this webcam doesn't take that much space out of my briefcase. The magnetic base it is great. Really easy to attach

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    rmeiers845

    simple to set up and use, even with limited computer knowledge..good quality performance and construction..looks good..works good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but........

    Posted
    Reggib

    This webcam is good, but the usb cord is too short & makes it hard to work with.

    I would recommend this to a friend