Microsoft LifeCam Cinema WebCam, 720p HD Widescreen, Autofocus for Desktop with Windows OS


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About Microsoft

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema WebCam from Microsoft is a compact USB 2.0 camera with a high-quality glass lens. The autofocus camera can capture 720p HD widescreen video at a fluid 30 frames per second. It uses ClearFrame technology to enhance video recorded in poorly-lit environments and features an integrated digital microphone for audio capture.

The camera's body is constructed from aluminum, which reduces its weight while at the same time improving its durability. A flexible stand is included, allowing you to position the camera with ease. The Windows Live Call button allows you to launch your favorite chat software with ease.

The bundled software allows you to apply fun video effects, create your own movies and upload still photos to the web. The camera is compatible with many popular IM clients, including Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype..

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (4),Great picture quality (4),Fast connection (3),Good in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Home computer (3),Monitoring (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (3)

Microsoft Features

  • 720p HD widescreen: 720p sensor captures true HD quality video at up to 30 fps.
  • Auto Focus: Images stay sharp and detailed even during close-ups.
  • High-precision glass element lens: High quality lens delivers more accurate colors and sharper video.
  • ClearFrame Technology: ClearFrame image-processing technology delivers smooth, detailed video, even in low light conditions.
  • Digital Microphone: Digital microphone with noise cancelling technology helps improve speech quality for crystal clear audio.
  • Aluminum Body: Aluminum body reduces weight and improves the durability of the webcam body.
  • Windows Live Movie Maker: Start a movie project with one click, then upload widescreen video to social networking sites.
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery: Easily upload a photo that you can edit, tag and share with friends and family.
  • LifeCam Dashboard: Add special effects and control your webcam-all from the Windows Live Messenger window.
  • Windows Live Call Button: It's simple to start video calls. One touch of the Windows Live Call Button lets you see who's online and you're on your way to making a video call.
  • Flexible Stand: Bend, fold and shape the flexible base for the best angle on laptop screens, flat panels and traditional monitors.
  • Video Effects: Discover a fun way to express yourself with these entertaining video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard.

Microsoft Specifications

Image Sensor
720p HD
Effective Pixels
1 megapixel
Image Capture
1 megapixel
Video Capture
720p HD
Frame Rate
Noise-Cancelling Digital Microphone
1x USB 2.0
Works with
Windows Live
Yahoo! MessengerAOL
Instant Messenger
System Requirements(Windows-based PC)
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher (Excluding Windows XP 64-bit); minimum: Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher, 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher, 2 GB of RAM
Hard Drive
1.5 GB free
Power Requirements
USB bus-powered

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers


Microsoft LifeCam


from Illinois  -  Quality Oriented

Very clear video with the Cam - - will probably purchase another in the future.


Well worth the money.


from New York, NY  -  Value Oriented

A good purchase over all.If it were wireless for a similar price then it would be the ultimate.A lot of fun to use.


Microsoft LifeCam Cinema WebCam, 720p HD


from Crestwood Kenyucky  -  Quality Oriented

I use it mostly to keep in touch with family and friends. With the HD people say that I look great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great product, impressive for the size


from Waltham, MA  -  Quality Oriented

I got this webcam mostly from ratings and reviews. I've never bought one before but found myself needing one. This unit is small (think of a roll of quarters cut in half) and the mount is very flexible so mounting on an LCD monitor was a snap. The only Con is that the software that comes with it took forever to load. It was to the point that I thought that it was hung. A better idea is to download the latest from the MS website and load it. Takes WAY less time. This times with some neat little tools too to add special effects that are hilarious. Once in a while at higher resolutions you get a message that says the performance is low but the picture quality still seems great. I'd recommend this to someone for sure.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MOHAMMED Z  Excellent camera, glass lens.
Jon O  How does the zoom work?
James W  When the Lifecam opens you may need to click the small triangle on the right of the screen. That will open the Lifecam dashboard. The zoom controls are at the bottom, the plus and minus signs. Note that zoom does not work at HD resolutions.
Shopper  Having difficulty with sharpening of the image how to adjust?
RICHARD D  I would recommed this pouduct it very sharp and easy to install great please try it beatiful video and images richard
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