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Microsoft - LifeCam VX-6000

Model: VX-6000SKU: 7831554

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

63%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, What A Camera!

    Posted
    ShamanT

    I've purchased 4 of these cameras for work and personal usage, and I'm still tickled pink by this cute little darling. The images using the video function are fantastically clear, bright, with an easy manual focus on the front of this baby, you get an instant awesome picture! With included software, the LifeCam can also be used for numerous other fun things, since you also have a built in microphone incorporated slyly into the sleek design. My priority in purchasing a webcamera was to find something that was small, easy to install, with great resolution for both live video and stills, and the LifeCam does that all with ease. After the 1st installation, and a quick download of some free software called Skype, all of us at work were able to chat live with one of our employees, who has been called up in the reserves and now is in Iraq. It's hard to second guess a purchase when you the loved one you gaze upon seems real enough to touch. Buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great webcam!

    Posted
    xxkaceyxx

    I received this for Christmas and I am loving it. I now don't have to adjust the camera every time I scoot around the room. Instead you could put face tracker on which follows you around or just have it at regular settings which looks much more zoomed out compared to my last one. Bad side...the effects you get with it are just little pictures that "pop up" on your screen and such. There is no effects such as "blurry vision" or effects that make you look like a drawing. I was really hoping for those when I got this but that was the biggest disappointment. I couldn't even find any place to download the cool effects either. Overall it's a great little camera and it works wonderfully. Don't buy it if you are looking for cool effects though. I would recomend Logitech for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine

    Posted
    RemixSpin

    I've had my LifeCam for quite a while and I love it! The only thing is that it doesn't work with VISTA, but you can download free software at Microsoft's website that will make it work, though that's quite a hastle! Lucky for me, I have regular Windows XP. It's very easy to install. When I start my computer, annoying pop ups appear saying "plug in LifeCam" but I'm sure there's a way to turn those off. It doesn't have special affects such as morphing your face or having a ladybug crawl across the screen - but really, who uses those? You can alter things like color, hue, mirror, contrast, saturation, etc. It works just fine and never freezes. My friends can see me clearly on all of my messengers. You can record videos and take photos. It fits ontop of my laptop perfectly and gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome webcam!

    Posted
    BIOMED

    I've used this webcam for chatting on Windows Live, and it works great! The microphone works very well and I do not usually experience delays. If I experience any delays, it usually has to do with my internet since sometimes the signal from my router is weak. Sometimes, I can hear some feedback through my comp. speakers at random moments when I use my laptop, but on my desktop it is fine. I can usually resolve the issue if I move it further from my laptop and not place it on the monitor. Compared to other webcams I have had though, this one is great and highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CAMERA MADE ME LOOK GOOD!!

    Posted
    bazooka

    WHITE BALANCE IS PERFECT, COLOR IS SUPER, BEAUTIFUL HUGE, FULL SCREEN 30 FPS, LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, FAIL RATE @ 0 (zero), INCREDIBLE STILLS, PRINTER FRIENDLY, DECENT HOME SECURITY, CAN EASILY INSTALL INTO DESKTOP TOWER FOR STEALTH MONITORING, UNOBTRUSIVE SIZE. GREAT WIDE ANGLE, ZOOOMS TIGHT!! NOT ONLY DID I GET THE SALE PRICE, BUT I ALSO HAD A BESTBUY $10.00 DOLLAR COUPON!! EVERYTHINGS GOOD, VERSITLE HIGH END CAM, - LOVE IT!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor picture, sound, controls

    Posted
    MrTim

    Purchased shortly after Christmas 2008. Thought the picture was quite "noisy" after installation, but thought I would give it some time and work on manual adjustments. No go! Could never get a nice, solid picture. Always had lots of noise, night or day, natural or artifical light. Finally gave up on it and exchanged for the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the difference is like night and day. The Logitech is what I expect for this price point. Am really disappointed in this Microsoft product. Have several M-soft keyboards, wired mouse, wireless mouse, software, etc. This is simply not a good product, IMHO.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad Choice

    Posted
    disapointedgirl

    My dad bought me this for Christmas because he thought it was easy to work with and durable. But when I tried to make videos it took about an hour to change the settings and make it less blurry. When i finally got it to be clear I recorded my first video. It froze constantly and when I watched my video the sound was completely off! The only good thing about this is the cool special effects, because you can have clouds or a cat in the backround. I do not recommend this at all. It even broke after a month mysteriously even though I rarely used it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a good camera

    Posted
    Livy

    My cousin got this camera and we went to go install it everything went smoothly it took about 20 minuets to install. Then it says you have to sign up. So my cousins goes on the website does what she has to do.and nothing. her friend was requesting a session and it says sorry system not installed. my uncle checks if there is anything wrong with the computer and nothings wrong with the computer, so they had to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Little Disappointed

    Posted
    exhaling

    I am a little disappointed with Microsoft on this webcam this webcam is not Microsoft's lowest grade it ranges somewhere in the middle. The pictures are great however, I have high speed internet and the motion is very slow, also I bought this webcam in May and have yet to hear other people speak. Calling for tech assistance from the vendor is useless. I am seriously thinking about buying a Logitech the next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returning Webcam.

    Posted
    Borrelli

    Since most of my contacts are on Yahoo IM, I was hoping this webcam would work. It didn't, so I am returning it for a Creative Labs webcam. DO NOT buy this webcam if you intend to use it soley for Yahoo IM. I don't use Microsoft IM at all, and this webcam WILL work for that. But there is no fix that I could find anywhere online for this cam to work. The box says it works for Yahoo IM, but it doesn't at ALL!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for the road

    Posted
    oneballgnuu

    i spend a great deal of time on the road traveling for work and this is a great way to keep in touch with your family. my 4yr old has a blast talking with me each night i am gone. what was once a guilt trip to travel has now turned into a fun game with my son. it has changed our lives!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

    Posted
    YLTech

    If you are looking for an easy to use web cam with a few extra features this would be a good choice. Works out of the box for Skype and other chat software. The base isn't quite as easy to use (for example clipping onto a laptap lid). The quality of the picture is slightly better than most web cams in the same price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    Posted
    shelbyyyyy

    i've had this webcam for 8 months and the microphone stopped working. i got it to video chat with friends from other parts of the country and it continually stopped working & i got an error message that said "USB cord not plugged in" or something like that when it clearly was. definitely don't recommend it to anyone

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    Posted
    Cress

    I use this webcam to talk to my friend in Croatia via Skype, and yes it does work well for this. However, I also started to use it to make videos, but this webcam is not too good for that as it sometimes lags and jumps. This webcam is good for talking to people on Skype, AIM, MSN, etc. Not so good for video making

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but pricey

    Posted
    llamagatekeeper

    This webcam is of excellent quality and even includes a built in mic which is a bonus. But, overall a webcam shouldn't cost more than $50 for a good quality. If all you do is use it to chat with family back home then go for the cheaper VX3000 as that is more value for your money and will do the job excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lifecam VX-6000

    Posted
    jem1

    Very unhappy with a product that will not function the way it should. I will be buying a Logitech in the very near future. Then I find out that the Support people want $35 to answer a question...NO THANKS! Want to impress me Microsoft...contact me and get this replaced...at no charge!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my kids to see their grandparents

    Posted
    tjtrza

    I purchase three of these webcams, one for me, my mom and my mother in law. It is extremely easy to use and is of great quality. The picture is very clear, unless you move too fast it will blur. For the price, this is the best web cam. I have no complaints about it whatsoever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad mic

    Posted
    Webcamgurl

    The microphone doesn't work well. Called Microsoft to see if they could help me fix. We tried everything they could think of to fix it and it still didn't work. They sent me a new one to see if that would work and it still didn't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    Posted
    DGonzalez

    Tried installing the software & didn't work first time. Second time it installed but after rebooting the computer was stuck in a restart loop. After doing a system restore I tried it for a third time & didn't work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great webcam

    Posted
    beccabergie

    Great Webcam, got it for the grandparents to see the grandkids christmas morning.. as great for my husband who is serving in korea so he is able to see, talk, and hear our kids.. would recommend to any one.

    I would recommend this to a friend