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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 model is a high-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use.

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Includes mic with decent audio

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2.0 megapixel sensor

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Cons

Choppy video above 640 x 480

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Significant potential hardware glitches that make video unwatchable

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Image quality isn't as good as Quickcam Pro 9000

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Not that great value at $100 - look to competitors or the step-down VX-3000

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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 model is a high-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual and in-home use. The VX-6000 supports high resolution 640 x 480 pixel videos (higher resolutions also supported) at 30 frames per second, and takes high resolution 8 megapixel still photos as well. The VX-7000 includes a 71 degree wide angle, glass element lens that has a 5x digital zoom. The VX-7000 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, noise-cancelling, microphone which Microsoft claims will deliver "crystal-clear sound" through an automatic audio control.

The VX-7000 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, a high resolution 2.0 megapixel video sensor to provide higher quality video support, 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 (or higher) pixel videos at 30 frames per second
  • Takes High-res 8 megapixel still photos
  • 71 degree wide angle, glass element, lens includes a 5x digital zoom
  • Automatic audio control with built in microphone
  • Flexible 6 foot cable to provide more room to move
  • Universal attachment base
  • 2.0 Megapixel High resolution video sensor
  • 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
  • Broadband Internet access required
  • USB 1.1 port or higher (USB 2.0 required for 1.3 MP or higher video capture resolution)
  • 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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