Microsoft VX-7000 Web Camera Gets An "A" for Technology--"D" for Dumb Graphics
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: The Microsoft VX-7000 web cam is great for keeping in touch with family and friends. This model is specifically designed for desk top computers. There is another model for notebooks. The web cam apparatus clips on the top of the monitor or sits on the desk.
Summary: The Microsoft
LifeCam VX-7000 is an excellent webcam with a wide variety of resolution
settings and options. It has a built in Microphone for great audio performance
and a very good stand / clamp attached to the webcam.
Pros: Simple Install, Small and easy to position, Outstanding 2.0 Mega Pixel resolution, Ready to use out of the box, User friendly
Excerpt: During my testing phase, the camera sat on my second monitor and ended up pointing toward the window. It's winter time here now and quite a bit of light comes through this window. The camera performed very well, exposing my face so I could be seen easily.
Pros: Good image in bright and room level lighting, Decent sharpness at all resolutions, High resolution
Cons: Requires drivers to be installed (not USB video class), Windows XP and Vista only, not 2000, Grainy in low light, Tended to be a bit green in the evening
Summary: The Lifecam VX-7000 offers a reasonable performance in most areas, but $150 is a pretty big ask for a webcam; particularly when some of its premium features don't work properly. Only consider buying if you're a Windows Live fan.
Pros: Arresting design, easy setup, can be mounted on a variety of surfaces
Cons: 2Mp video lags badly, certain features only work with Windows Live Messenger
Conclusion: Pomimo tego, że producent ostrzega, aby najpierw zainstalować dołączone oprogramowanie a dopiero potem podłączyć kamerę, LifeCam VX-7000 działa w systemie Ms. Vista bez konieczności instalowania sterników.
Pros: Dodatkowe efekty graficzne, Automatyczne ustawianie ostrości, Uniwersalna podstawka