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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 model is a mid-grade desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use.

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Pros

quality construction - solid design

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pan, tilt and zoom control

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works with Windows Vista and Windows 7

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built-in uni-directional microphone

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includes advanced features such as face tracking

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long manufacturer warranty - 3 years

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affordable price point

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works well with Skype

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

not high definition

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poor 2x digital zoom

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aging design

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poor drivers - might require some additional configuration

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requires lots of bright light for good results

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not compatible with Windows XP 64-bit

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 model is a mid-grade desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use. The VX-3000 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 lens also includes a 2x digital zoom. The VX-3000 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-3000 webcam also includes additional features such as a universal attachment base meaning its able to snap to any computer monitor, a flexible 6 foot cable that provides more room to move, special video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard, automatic face tracking software to keep your face on the computer screen at all times, 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
  • Lens includes a 2x digital zoom
  • Automatic audio control with built in microphone
  • Flexible 6 foot cable to provide more room to move
  • Universal attachment base
  • One touch blogging, Windows Live call button, Photo Swap and internet video call features
  • Includes built in special video effects through lifecam dashboard software
  • Automatic face tracking software to keep your face visible on screen at all times
  • 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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Joe Cayank Ika
01/01/2012 01:23
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