Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000
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Robert W. Relyea, Amazon
5 May 2009
Summary: If you are considering this product, I would suggest that you be sure that your computer meets the high end of the specs. My system has a P4 running at 2GHz with 2 GB of RAM and the LifeCam constantly froze.
Summary: I'm using a PCI audio card instead of my AC-97 onboard. The Logitech webcam I replaced was at least 5 years old and much lower res - but sounds great. The VX-6000 acts more like an alpha product - definitely not ready for primetime.
Pros: Build quality looks good. Universal stand is innovative. Pan and zoom work. Probably won't break from drop-kicking it (which you will be tempted to do shortly after installing it).
Cons: Buggy software sometimes freezes up. Overblown images even after adjusting driver. Audio picks up EVERYTHING and amplifies it to death - causing a loud low frequency tone beneath barely intelligible voice audio. The only fix was to use an external mic instead of the built-in one - but that sort o...
Summary: Our family has a number of these web cameras so that we can better stay in touch with each other. Unfortunately, it this model has one critical flaw -- the microphone on all four of the units only works intermittently!
Summary: I thought a MS cam would work well with Vista, and the promise of 1.3 megapixels compared to my old 640x480 cam convinced me to buy it. Boy was I wrong...
Pros: Caught it on sale, so the price was cheap.
Cons: Where to begin. The software that comes with the cam doesn't work for vista. After the around 200 MB download the driver install took almost 10 minutes! Finally after the install I fired it up only to be extrememly disappointed with the quality. Anything white washes out so bad that it appears th...
Pros: Good picture, and decent sound quality (when it works)
Cons: Drivers/software extremely unstable. I have tried on both a Windows XP 32 and Vista machine and both have consistent problems with this camera. Will work for a few days and then for no reason at all the camera software will crash.
Summary: Lousy documentation... Turns off, on etc. type stuff. Wasted money.... I will try using it with my next computer about a year from now with Vista and see if that makes it work better. AFTER the bugs are out of Vista :) Lousy documentation
Pros: Nice little camera, takes decent stills in moderate light. Good close-up focus, with lens focusing ring.
Cons: Really poor software. Causes hangups on my (normally very stable) WinXP system (and yes, I downloaded the update). No capability for interval or time-lapse shooting, as is available with some Logitech products. Quirky user interface, poor camera control. With decent software, this would be a grea...