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Would you buy this? In stark contrast to the bloated, feature-logged LifeCam VXthe NX is a fairly basic webcam that keeps the bells and whistles to a minimum. I need power and lots of it.
Microsoft Lifecam NX 3000 webcam review
Lifecsm up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. The Lifecam NX performs its primary function — and little else — to middling effect. The assortment of fancy video effects will also provide a tickle for people who like that sort of thing.
Microsofft into the Lifecam software uncovers a variety of sliders for picture optimisation; offering marginal improvements when tweaked. Setting up the device is a relatively straightforward process; involving the installation of the Lifecam software and — in the unlikely event that it isn’t already installed — Windows Live Messenger.
So what does Microsoft’s Lifecam NX offer to make it worthy of your hard-earned cash? This renders the NX a lot less desirable if you happen to prefer a different IM application. Apart from an injection of ‘added integration’ for specific Microsoft applications, we’re afraid the answer is next to nothing. The program also allows you to capture video, audio or picture stills and then send your recordings via e-mail.
Microsoft LifeCam Nx-3000 for Notebooks
It can also be used to capture still images at x pixels. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The webcam connects to your computer via USB, with a spring-loaded clip specifically designed for notebook lids. While this is below other models we’ve looked at recently, such as the QuickCam Pro for Notebooksit should be noted that the NX is slightly cheaper. Colours remained sharp and accurate in bright environments, but degraded quickly in dim lighting, with noise quickly coming to the fore.
On the basis of these two offerings, it would seem that Microsoft has a Jekyll-and-Hyde attitude when it comes to balancing its products, but we won’t hold that against them.
If your notebook is already equipped with an inbuilt camera there’s very little reason to consider this purchase. Basically, while the NX provides decent enough video, most in-built notebook cams will be able to match kifecam in the quality stakes, which doesn’t exactly make it essential.
These days, a webcam needs to be pretty damn special if it hopes to find permanent residence on your notebook.
As such, several tools and features are tailor-made exclusively for Live users, such as the dedicated call button and photo-swap options. After all, most portable computers now come equipped with inbuilt cameras of their own, rendering most webcam peripherals completely superfluous.
While the NX is compatible with most instant-messaging programs, Microsoft would naturally prefer you to use its Windows Live service. Bottom Mcrosoft The Lifecam NX performs its primary function — and little else — to middling effect.
Microsoft Lifecam NX Review: – Digital Video – Webcams – PC World Australia
In terms of video quality, the NX performed averagely for a webcam in this price range. On the plus side, we were quite impressed by the noise-cancelling microphone, which filtered out background noise with considerable success.
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