Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam Studio
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Value for money 10
3 weeks ago
Summary: The clarity of the image is AWESOME, the pan function is sublime, and I'm just overall just simply pleased regarding this product! If you have $80, this is one of the best $80-investments you can make!
Excerpt: I can't say enough good things about this webcam. It works great, looks great, and is a good price for the quality. The only negative is the software Windows tries to install automatically. It's junk software that you don't need. The drivers install first which is what you need for Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. The extra software from Microsoft is useless.
Excerpt: I bought this specifically to use on a Mac and, although it doesn't have the control panel like you'd find on Windows, it works just fine. The mount is a little funky. The picture makes it look a bit like a C-clamp but that lower tongue is flexible. you basically use that upper lip and the tongue to wedge it onto your monitor. The tongue also has a 1/4-20 tripod mount in case you'd like to make a more steady mount.
Excerpt: I'm living and studying overseas and Skype and Zoom are a good way to keep in touch with my family and friends back home. This is why I've bought 4 Microsoft LifeCam Studio cams to use them (bought 2 of them 2 yrs ago from B&H, then I bought 2 from a seller on @). They are/were excellent when they've worked.
Excerpt: I use this camera for daytime surveillance of my home driveway entrance so that anytime I'm on my computer I can see anyone who arrives. I leave it in 720 mode instead of 1080 so that I can leave it zoomed in.
Summary: Well, I think it is ridiculous that currently this LifeCam studio is not 100% compatible with windows 8.1. After installing the lastest 4.25 LifeCam software, I didn't find any exe file to run LifeCam software. Unlike its Win7 software in which I can record video, take picture and record sounds, currently in Win8.1, I have no access to this LifeCam at all! I can only use third party software to do those recording things using this LifeCam.
Summary: Camera works well, but not as good as I expected. This camera was rated pretty high so for the price, I'm happy with it. If I could buy this again..... I might try something else. The picture is clear, but I don't think it is 1080P HD. There was a grainy look and a little blurry. I have used this camera for posting videos online and for video chats. Like I said, for the price it works well, but fall short of my expectations.
Summary: Works good. I had a hard time installing this on Windows XP. I looked up instructions via Google on how to install on Windows XP. You have to keep installing past the warning messages. After a couple of trys and some driver upgrades I got video but no sound. Later I checked Skype help pages and installed the latest DirectX that Win XP will support. and make sure the video & audio drivers are up to date. Unplug the USB connector and check USB hub activity.