Microsoft LifeCams: One For Your Desktop, One…


Oh, wow. Sorry. I fell asleep there. What was I saying? Oh, yeah. One for your notebook. The LifeCam VX-7000 and NX-3000 don’t seem to do all that much more than most webcams available today, but you figure since it’s a MS product it’ll work nice with MSN Messenger and Photo Swap. Making a video call is a breeze thanks to the Windows Live Call button located at the top of each LifeCam. They do some other stuff as well.


The LifeCam VX-7000 includes a 2.0-megapixel sensor to deliver High Definition video and still photography, and interpolated 7.6-megapixels.

The VX-7000’s additional features and benefits include the following:

The slim, glossy, sleek design allows the LifeCam to blend seamlessly into the PC monitor.

The built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation delivers crystal-clear audio.

A 71-degree, wide-angle lens fits more people on the screen at once.

Automatic adjustments for low-light conditions provide superior color quality.

The glass element lens delivers clear video quality.

An illuminated LED indicates the camera is in use.



This notebook LifeCam features 640×480 video, High Definition still photography, 1.3-megapixel, and a built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation.

The LifeCam NX-3000 also offers these features:

Automatic audio control provides enhanced sound clarity.

The swivel lens allows users to adjust the camera angle for ultimate notebook mobility.

An illuminated LED indicates the camera is in use.

Video Effects enable users to personalize video calls with fun visual elements such as snow, stars and flowers.

The protective carrying case enables easy and convenient portability while on the go.

Both cams are available for pre-order on Amazon for $100 and $60. They will begin shipping some time this month.

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