Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000
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Joshua B., Newegg
2 November 2009
Summary: The cons for this camera are something that ABSOLUTELY should have been caught before this camera ever made it to retail. While not a fan of Microsoft's software offerings, I've always found their mice and keyboards to be excellent.
Pros: Seems to operate well in low light and in situations with bad lighting setup (eg: bright background with a dark subject). Microphone quality has always been exceptional and I've never had feedback issues. Nice low profile design.
Cons: Worthless software. Use as a still camera results in corrupt "scrambled" images as has been reported elsewhere. I use the webcam primarily in Windows Messenger and the webcam must be disconnected and reconnected briefly before using or there will be no local video of yourself and no audio from yo...
Summary: Even if the room is a bit dark, it still works ok.
Pros: This cam has better resolution than most of them I've seen out there and it can be used on either a laptop or a desktop monitor. the price is not so bad for a 2.0 MP, because there are 1.3 MP cams selling for much more than than.
Cons: The mechanism for holding it to the monitor could've been better.
Summary: Good, solid webcam. Works great with Skype. The only moderately annoying issue is when you press the button on the camera (in Windoze), a pop up appears saying "...call button only works with Windows Live Messenger, do you want to install it now"?
Summary: I bought this webcam to replace an extremely old (circa 1999) Logitech WebCam. Some of the other reviews here indicate that this webcam is junk, but I am very happy with it. Here's a few observations with respect to my own use and some of what I've read in other reviews here.
Summary: I bought two of these. One for me and the other for my parents. I use vista64 and this prodcut is certified for that. I went to insall in on my parent's computer but we are still having software issues. The product works good. I will have to go on the help line soon.
Summary: The camera is very good but the software that came with it was outdated. It was necessary for me to go to Microsoft web and download an up to date version of the software. It should be suggested to anyone purchasing this camera to do the same.
Summary: I really like the camera and the video and sound quality is very good. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't come with any drivers. That is not bad mind you because you can download them from Microsoft before installing the camera.