Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio HD Webcam Review
29 November 2010
Summary: Priced at anywhere between
US, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio isn't exactly the least expensive webcam on the market, but it easily outperforms many of the offerings that you find at cheaper price points.
Pros: Full 1080p HD sensor, Flexible rubber mount with tripod thread, Fun software effects, TrueColor brightens up the room
Cons: TrueColor can result in over-exposure, Some effects don't fit perfectly, Audio tends to have an echo in enclosed spaces, Autofocus can be slow at times
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.
Pros: Beautiful picture quality, stylish and compact, great sound
Cons: Somewhat expensive, autofocus is dreadful, plugging into USB hub caused us picture problems
Test Microsoft Lifecam Studio : une webcam 1080p... ou presque
10 December 2010
Excerpt: A l'heure où nous écrivons ces lignes, la webcam n'est pas encore disponible en France. La Lifecam Studio se situe dans la droite lignée de la Cinema, dont elle conserve la forme cylindrique et la qualité des matériaux utilisés : pas de plastique mais de l'aluminium, moitié gris métallisé, moitié...
Pros: Finition impeccable, Peut être fixée à un trépied, Suite logicielle toujours aussi agréable, Image de bonne qualité
Cons: Pas de capture 1080p en standard, Framerate limité en HD, Capuchon facile à perdre, Rapport qualité/prix discutable