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The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a basic webcam designed for high definition recording.

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Pros

built-in uni-directional noise canceling microphone

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handy rubberized mount - great for fixing to any type of display (laptop, flat panel or CRT)

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affordable price point

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Cons

full plastic construction, cheap looking glossy bezels

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no on-board HD encoder - not compatible with HD Skype, requires a beefy computer to record in 720p HD (3GHz dual core, 2GB of memory)

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no vertical tilt!

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HD image is a little soft - doesn't pick up details like it should

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The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a basic webcam designed for high definition recording. The sensor records in 720p high definition at 30 frames per second, resulting in a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio picture. TrueColor technology is used to adjust the brightness and color balance automatically for various lighting conditions, enabling the camera to be used in a variety of conditions. This camera is optimized for use with Windows Live software, and can also be used with Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and Skype. Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery are included for video and picture manipulation. The base is designed to attach on a variety of screens or laptops.

Features
  • 720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30 fps
  • 16:9 widescreen
  • TrueColor Technology
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone
  • Universal Attachment Base
  • Share Videos - Share videos with Messenger, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
  • Optimized for Windows Live
  • Works with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Skype
  • Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Photo Gallery included
  • Windows Live Call Button
  • 3 Year Warranty
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