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Microsoft-lifecam-show.980139
7.1 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam Show

The Microsoft® LifeCam Showâ. Web Camera Type: Personal Web C Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

almost great but I would get another one...

A. F. Usher, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: Almost great... but you have no control over the white balance and the color, so all my items that are black come out looking a bit purple or grey (depending on the lightning), so if you wanted to show someone how, let's say a shirt looked, they wouldn't be able to see the true color of said item. I'm not sure if mine is defective or if that is just how it is.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cord was short

Jenni Croft, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • Summary: The camera was great but the cord to hook it to the computer is short. We had to buy a USB extension cord. I wish the cord were longer but the camera works great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great but not for too long

Overstock
22 April 2010
  • Summary: This was an excellent product right out of the bag...I purchased this in 02/2010. It's now 04/22/10, and the camera still works but is glitchy. It works for 10 secs and freezes. I have tried it on my desktop which is running off of windows7 and the camera is simply not compatible with the system. I then hook it up to my laptop which runs off of xp, and its still glitchy! Excellent quality video...but only when it works!!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Great but not for too long

Overstock
22 April 2010
  • Summary: This was an excellent product right out of the bag...I purchased this in 02/2010. It's now 04/22/10, and the camera still works but is glitchy. It works for 10 secs and freezes. I have tried it on my desktop which is running off of windows7 and the camera is simply not compatible with the system. I then hook it up to my laptop which runs off of xp, and its still glitchy! Excellent quality video...but only when it works!!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay, but didn't work with my Skype

Katrina R., Amazon
14 March 2010
  • Summary: Just bought this to use on a 2 year old laptop running Vista. I wanted to use it with Skype, so I installed the latest version. The camera itself worked okay, but after 15 - 30 sec of a video call on Skype, the image would freeze. Tried installing/restarting everything again, and still no luck, so it has gone back. The installation was okay, although as people have said you can just plug it in and it seems to also work. Both ways ended up freezing Skype for me though.
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Overall 6
6.0

I got a defected camera

Travis Camper, Amazon
21 February 2010
  • Summary: The reason I say defect is because resolution was great, sound was great, camera quality suck. Grays were black, Reds were light Pink..it was all bad. Lights were coming in and out and I'm black but i had Micheal Jackson's complexion in this camera. I went into the settings, could only change some settings, cant put the settings on auto. Camera still did not reproduce colors great. it wasn't expectable. I'm sending it back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor color

creyente, Amazon
15 December 2009
  • Summary: Overall I like this webcam. It does the job--my family can see me and my baby when we video chat. However, the picture might as well be black and white. I searched online for a solution and many other people have the same problem and there is no solution. Under "properties," "hue" "white balance" and "color enable" are all disabled and there is no way to adjust these settings, which seems to be the root of the problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Should have been better

Kindle Customer, Amazon
6 January 2009
  • Summary: As web-cams go the "Microsoft LifeCam Show" falls in the middle of the pack somewhere. As is often the case with Microsoft hardware the basic design and intended functionality is very good. But as is also often the case with MS products, what is delivered falls well short. What's in the box: One of the best aspects of this camera is its physical design. The camera its self is oval and about 1 x 2 inches. It's about a quarter of an inch thick.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use, comes with a lot of fun features but for it's price under lowlight conditions is where the LifeCam underperforms

Dennis A. Amith (kndy), Amazon
1 January 2009
  • Summary: With the webcam war between Microsoft and Logitech, Logitech has so far been on top with its quality web cameras especially in low light conditions and video quality. This time around, the Microsoft LifeCam Show is now available with it's thin and sleek design. The LifeCam show comes with a 1 ft. stand, a magnetic stick and also a clip on for laptops.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok...nothing outstanding

Jenny, Amazon
17 July 2011
  • Summary: I'm a little disappointed considering the good reviews from this. I had the Lifecam-VX 2000 before this and there's not that much difference between the two in my opinion. Visually, the Lifecam show is better, although it goes a bit funny in brightly lit rooms, but audio wise they're pretty similar. As mentioned in the other reviews, the USB wire is TINY!
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