Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
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Absolutely Useless with Windows 8.1
Swanzola, B&H Photo
11 July 2015
Excerpt: This webcam does not work. It is apparently not supported, nor is the current version of the driver. It WILL work with a much older Windows 7 driver, but until Microsoft cleans up their software DO NOT BUY. Also it is tiny and has poor resolution. Even for the price, it's a huge gamble.
Cons: Driver Is Broken, Not Supported, Poorly Designed
Summary: I don't know about this cam because I was having Windows 8.1 problems (the download turned out to be corrupted) and so never really got to use it. You'll have to ask someone else about it. TonyB
Great cameras but not with Windows 8.1 - problem solved below
Calynette Design, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: I purchased four of these cameras from Amazon to use for my business opening for security and promotional purposes. These were to be used on three computers throughout the property and based upon on the feedback and reviews that I studied, all compatibility issues seemed a go.
Cons: Started acting up at about the 30 day mark. At first thought it was a software issue. Worked through the trouble shooting steps and rolled back a non related driver that installed just prior to failure and it worked again for a few more days. After fighting with the camera for a little over a wee...
NOT Compatible with Windows 8.1 even though Microsoft claims it is.
D. Hines, Amazon
12 November 2013
Summary: Microsoft should stick with making keyboards and mice, because the rest of their hardware is nothing to write home about. Case in point: this item. There's a page on Microsoft's site claiming this camera will work with the new Windows 8.1 - even has a link to a "software update" to make that happen.
Summary: After spending hours trying to get this cam to work on my new Win 8 computer, no luck. MS provides a download driver for the cam that is suppose to work on Win 8, however it does not work. The product was also received without the typical store packaging.
Cons: I got this Webcam because it specifically said it worked on Windows XP. It doesn't!!! The install you get from Microsoft doesn't work, gives and error every time you open the software for using the Webcam. But the Cam still works on Skype. There is a updated install to resolve this issue. It reso...
Cons: MS product saves in QUICKTIME /MOV format. WHAT THE HELL? If you are using movie maker 2.6 it doesn't read quicktime. You goto the official MS site and they link to "Pazera Free converter" which installs MALWARE and Hijacks your homepage. It also suspiciously WIPED OUT my system restore points, l...