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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 model is a low-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use.

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Pros

Simple to setup, plug and play

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Clip on mechanism is stable and works well

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Good price / quality ratio

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Manual focus, allows user to adjust focus for themselves

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Cons

Below average performance in low light conditions

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Driver issues with Vista 64-bit

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Poor audio quality (mic)

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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 model is a low-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use. The VX-1000 supports high resolution 640 x 480 pixel videos at 30 frames per second, and takes high resolution (640 x 480) still photos as well. The VX-1000 also boasts several quick access features such as one touch blogging through Windows Live Spaces, a Windows Live call button and a special photo swap function which allows quick access to an internet video call. For audio the webcam includes a built-in microphone which Microsoft claims will deliver "crystal-clear sound" through an automatic audio control. The VX-1000 webcam also includes additional features such as a flexible 6 foot cable that provides more room to move, special video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard, a Microsoft 3 year limited warranty, and broad IM compatibility (Works with: Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, and Skype).

Features
  • High resolution 640 x 480 pixel videos at 30 frames per second
  • Takes High-res (640 x 480) still photos
  • Automatic audio control with built in microphone
  • Flexible 6 foot cable to provide more room to move
  • One touch blogging, Windows Live call button, Photo Swap and internet video call features
  • Includes built in special video effects through lifecam dashboard software
  • Microsoft 3 year limited warranty
  • Broad IM compatibility; Works with: Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, and Skype
System Requirements
  • Windows Vista® or Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
  • Intel Pentium III 700 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended) or later
  • 256 MB of RAM or higher
  • 300–700 MB hard drive space free
  • Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
  • Broadband Internet access required
  • USB 1.1 port or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher, 2 MB or more video memory
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later browser software required for installation
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