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Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000

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  • Windows Live Call Button for use with Windows Live Messenger
  • Universal Attachment Base fits on most monitors, or sits directly on desk
  • Simple set-up and one-touch calling
  • Flexible six-foot cable
  • Compatible with leading instant messaging software
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Color Black Black Black Black
Dimensions 2.75 inches x 2 inches x 2 inches 4.28 inches x 1.55 inches x 1.75 inches 8.25 inches x 6 inches x 3 inches 8 inches x 7.5 inches x 2.53 inches
Item Package Weight 0.7 pounds 0.35 pounds 0.55 pounds 0.65 pounds
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Product Description

With simple setup and one-touch calling the Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 makes it easier than ever to see and hear your friends and family over the Internet. Optimized for Windows Live Messenger - Windows Live Call Button - Easy Audio Switching - Free Worldwide Internet calling to your online contacts. Superior video and photo quality See the smiles clearly with 640 480 pixels video and photo resolution. Built-in Microphone The built-in microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity. Universal Attachment Base Its a snap to attach the LifeCam to any monitor. Video Effects Surprise your friends with cool video effects accessible right from the Windows Live Messenger Window. Up To 30 Frames Per Second LifeCams capture life at 30 frames per second which means the video images you see are smooth and seamless. Flexible Six-Foot Cable The long flexible cable gives you more room to move. REQUIREMENTS- Windows XP Pro/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition 300 MB free hard drive space USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended) Sound card with speakers or headphones Pentium II 550 MHz (Pentium 4 1.4 GHz recommended) or higher 4 speed CD-ROM drive or faster Display adapter capable of 800 600 resolution or higher 16-bit color depth or higher 2 MB or more video memory. Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device Auto Update required for one-touch blogging.

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Share life as it happens — it’s easy with the Microsoft® LifeCam VX-1000. With simple setup and one-touch calling, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 makes it easier than ever to see and hear your friends and family over the Internet. It has been optimized for Windows Live™ Messenger, a simple instant messaging program that lets you send audio and video messages over the Web and hold live video calls.

Features:
  • Superior video and photo quality
  • Video effects
  • Automatically adjusts for low-light conditions
  • Built-in microphone
  • Windows Live Call Button
  • Universal Attachment Base
   

How to Make a Video Call:

With a simple calling interface and integration with Microsoft LifeCams, you'll find that video calling is the next best thing to being there. It's easy, it's free, and you can get started today. All you need is a PC, an Internet connection, an ISP, a webcam, and a friend. Then follow the steps below to make a video call.

     
Step 1
Buy and install a LifeCam. Don't have one? Start shopping.
  Step 2
Sign in to your Windows Live™ Messenger account or other messenger service that supports video calls.
  Step 3
Once you are signed in you can either choose a contact on the Instant Messenger window, or press the video call button on your webcam. Then click the Video link to start a video call.
 

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Video Sensor 720p HD
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Photo Size 8 MP
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Focus Type - Always Focused means that no fine tuning is needed as the webcam is always in focus from a depth of 21" to 60" Auto Focus
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Digital Zoom - delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile 5x
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Wide-Angle Lens - the 71 degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the pictures Yes
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Built-In Microphone - a built-in unidirectional microphone cancels out acoustic noise and echo for crystal-clear audio Digital, Noise-Cancelling
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Fits Laptops or PCs Both Both Both Laptops only Both Both

LifeCam VX-1000 System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista® or Windows® XP Home/Pro/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
  • Intel Pentium® III 550 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz recommended) or higher
  • 300 MB free
  • Sound card with speakers or headphones
  • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended);
  • CD drive
  • Internet functions (post to Windows LiveTM Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls) also require: Broadband (cable, DSL, or other) modem
   

Recommended Accessories:

   
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Product Information

Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight 9 ounces
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Microsoft
ASIN B000GE9XQ2
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number 64L-00003
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 208 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #380 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Webcams
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com June 22, 2006

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By Matt Rodriguez TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 11, 2007
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I bought this camera to replace a Logitech QuickCam Fusion. I'd been having problems with Skype, all of which seemed related to the Fusion.

This camera's image in significantly better than the Fusion's in my (not so great) office lighting. That's quite an accomplishment, considering the Fusion is a current product and sells for three times the price of this camera. I recommend it particularly for those who want to video-chat with their away-from-home kids. It's inexpensive enough to buy one for each.
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I'm new to webcams and have found it both easy and enjoyable to use the VX1000. It installed quickly without disruption to my laptop, provides clear images, and decent audio quality. Perhaps users who are more tech minded might prefer something more elaborate, but this works well for me. Good price too.
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Here's what I like about this camera:
1) Good clarity
2) Microsoft brand
3) Excellent price
4) Camera is integrated with Microsoft Instant Messenger.
5) Integrated microphone.
6) Manual focus ( I prefer manual over auto focus)
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We are moving across country, so I bought this video camera as a gift for my father so that we can stay in touch through Skype. I had it shipped directly to him and told him to give me a call when it arrived so I could help him set it up.

After it arrived, he called and said he had it ready to go - it was that easy to set up. We connected via Skype and everything worked great. I'm running a MacBook Pro with a built-in camera, so the video isn't as great as what I'm used to seeing but for the price, it deserves five stars.
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Very easy to install, the connection is reasonably easy to make with another unit. The video quality is ok, but not like you're watching TV, for sure. A unit that follows your head as it moves might be a better choice for heavy users. But so far I'm very pleased.
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I ordered this cam a week ago,ive used it 2 days now, and i am happy with it. the only thing is that, if you have the new window's vista, the cd that comes with the cam, dosent work. you have to go directly to microsoft's website, and download the software. the cam arrived earlier than they said it would. the company was very good at sending quickly. the cam show's very clear. this is the best cam i've owned. i found this cam on this site for $14.99 in new condition, you cant beat that! i would recommend this product to other's who are looking for a good quality cam,and dont want to spend alot of money.
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I have this webcam and it's great, the only downside is the lighting it's too dark but with a lamp it's perfect. If you move fast it doesn't blur,if you know nothing of technology it's easy to use, the sound is really good and the price is perfect. I didn't want to spend to much money but I wanted a good camera,I did all searches and read all the reviews and this was the perfect 1 for the price. But don't get the microsoftVX3000, just because it's more money doesn't always mean it's better it's the same thing as this one but if you want a great camera and the price doesn't matter then go with the Microsoft VX6000. Don't pay more then $30 for this camera.
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