Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 720p HD Webcam for Notebooks - Black
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- Auto Focus
- TrueColor Technology
- Notebook design with 360-degree rotation
- True 720p HD video
- HD-quality video at up to 30 fps.
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Microsoft Q2F-00013 USB 2.0 LifeCam Webcam B0096KSBB0
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|Dimensions||5.6 inches x 1.89 inches x 8 inches||1.58 inches x 2.2 inches x 1.81 inches||4.28 inches x 1.55 inches x 1.75 inches||1.77 inches x 4.48 inches x 2.36 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.35 pounds||0.45 pounds||0.35 pounds||0.55 pounds|
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks
Great HD Video for Life on the Go
Share life on-the-go with the LifeCam HD-6000. Snap it on to your notebook, and capture the excitement of life around youwherever that may be. Featuring a 720p HD sensor, the LifeCam HD-6000 automatically sharpens your images with Auto Focus while TrueColor adjusts exposure for bright, vibrant footage. Plus, you're sure to catch every angle with the 360° lens rotation while the widescreen presents a remarkably cinematic feel.
720p HD video chat
For a true HD-quality experience.
TrueColor Technology with face tracking
Automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful video.
Easily attaches to your notebook or laptop.
Rotates halfway in both directions for an all-around view.
16:9 format offers cinematic video recording.
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|Video Resolution||720p (1280 x 720)||720p (1280 x 720)||720p (1280 x 720)||720p (1280 x 720)||1080p (1920 x 1080)|
|Lens||Plastic Element Lens||Plastic Element Lens||Plastic Element Lens||Glass Element Lens||Premium Glass Lens|
|Microphone||Digital Microphone||Noise Reduction Microphone||Noise Reduction Microphone||Noise Reduction Microphone||High-Fidelity Microphone|
|360° View Range|
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- Computer/Operating System
Windows 8, 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
USB 2.0 Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
Top Customer Reviews
The only solution is to open up the camera settings and disable the hyped "true color + ClearFrame Technology". Once this box is unchecked you can then go into the "Properties" and uncheck autofocus. While you're at it you may want to uncheck the auto exposure and the auto color temperature and just make adjustments there that look good to you.
Once you've killed the horribly evil autofocus the video is actually quite good for such a tiny camera. That's why I give this 3 stars instead of 1. I've used it with Skype and the video is sometimes good even with sub 500 Kbit connections. It is definitely much, much, better than the built in camera in a new Dell laptop (relatively high end with a Core i5 and 4GB RAM) just purchased in the past 2 months. It's also better than a camera built into an iMac that I've had the opportunity to compare with.
-The video quality is very good, much better than the built in camera on her laptop.
-The mic was very sensitive and I could move around the hotel room without shouting.
-Comes with a handy little pouch and the built in cable-minder is also well designed.
-Can clip onto just about anything shaped like a picture frame.
-Swivel head had a good range of motion and wasn't too loose.
-Small gripe here but the indicator light can be hard to spot compared with normal cams. It's the little blue ring where the unit swivels.
-And the big gripe is a software issue, they'll patch it someday I hope. The autofocus does this pulsing cycle where it drifts out and then jerks back into focus. You can disable it in the settings and set it at infinite focus(0) and things are just fine. However there isn't a way to change the defaults so when you reboot your computer it will re-enable autofocus and you have to disable it all over again. There's discussion of the issue on many forums but no fix that I've seen to date.
When they fix the software this will be a 5 star webcam.
1. This webcam is catalogued as a "notebook" webcam. I was very confused by this since I also wanted to use it with my desktop PC. The two reasons why it is catalogued as such is because the grip is somewhat small compared to other webcams; however, if you have a flat screen monitor that is around 2 inches wide, it should fit. The other reason and the most important one is that the USB cable is very short, just so it can reach the USB port of a laptop, not the CPU of a desktop. So unless you have your CPU really close to your monitor or a monitor with USB ports, you might want to get a USB extension for this one.
2. The devilish "auto-focus" issue. This is the critique that was made about this webcam pretty much everywhere I looked. And yes, it is indeed a big issue but luckily with a simple solution. From what I read, people were very upset that the only way to disable auto-focus was by disabling the "true color" feature first and others could not even find a way of disabling it. Well, after I used the camera for a little bit and verified the auto-focus problem, it took me about 10 seconds to disable it by itself, no other features were affected.Read more ›
It is sold as a "Webcam for Notebooks" and yes, it works for that too! The HD-6000 is all good at this price range.
Autofocus: Good feature concept but HD-6000 is too slow and searches too long for focus. Once it has you, it is clear, but if you suddenly sit back in your chair a foot, the camers does a 2 second search to re-focus. I turned feature off auto focus and the depth of field in normal indoor light still provided good range of in-focus image for typical sitting-at-desk video call.
Color controls: White Balance defaults was OK from my experience, but much is based on the light source. Flouresent lights cause challenges for many auto white balance settings. The Logitech C270 looked better for image color out of the box. I found the color saturation accurate enough at default, but image seems to accentuate subtle skin tone differences, and is not remedied with the contrast adjustment and Hue was not adjustable, which is likely the culprit. Microsoft... you listening? We need full control of the image quality.
Image Resolution Controls: Key feature compared to many HD cams (especially compared to Logitech C270 and I understand many of their other HDs which have no adjustment in the sw) is the ability to adjust the image resolution.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good picture quality but auto focus is an issue. It seems like it constantly refocuses on the subject even though the subject hasn't moved. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Craig Martinelli
inexpensive and works great. usb cable needs to be longer than the 2ft providedPublished 1 month ago by albert pozar
Excellent product. Very highly sensitive microphone in it. The image quality is superb. I have attached the clip on top of my LED TV and is connected to laptop which is connected... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shahab
But I can't say it's the best I need the world. It's a bit pixelated and the clip is extremely small. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ghost B.
This camera is a peice of crap. It constantly, CONSTANTLY has issues focusing and will just sit there and focus back and forth for its entire use unless I disable it each and every... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Josh