Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio
27 February 2013
Conclusion: The Microsoft LifeCam Studio is a sweet upgrade from a built-in VGA webcam, and good enough for high-definition Internet video chats and even home movies.
Pros: Sharp, crisp images and video recording. Most natural color balance we've seen from a webcam. Built-in TrueColor and automatic light correction works well in less-than-optimal environments. Warm vocal reproduction. Flexible 360-degree mount includes tripod thread.
Cons: Mono mic lacks noise suppression. Video recording maxes out at 720p and 15 frames per second without extra software. Buggy live effects.
Conclusion: It is a little expensive - although for a 1080p webcam, the street price of £50 really isn't bad - and we are very cross about the auto-focus, but as a webcam the quality is unassailable, and it's a nicely designed camera which plays well with every video chat app we used it with. So if you can live without reliable auto-focus, then this camera will offer you better video quality than anything else on the market. And that's what it's all about, really.
Pros: Beautiful picture quality, stylish and compact, great sound
Cons: Somewhat expensive, autofocus is dreadful, plugging into USB hub caused us picture problems