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..
Reviewed by 4 customers
Very clear video with the Cam - - will probably purchase another in the future.
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.
I use it mostly to keep in touch with family and friends. With the HD people say that I look great.
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.