One of the greatest gadgets ever invented for a PC is the attachable camera. The Microsoft LifeCam is no exception.
For millions of computer users who have friends and family who live in far away cities or countries, having the ability to see them and talk to them via the computer has become the finest form of communication to date.
While newer computers have built-in cameras and speakerphones, the Microsoft LifeCam is great for older computers or laptops that have Windows XP and Windows Media Center Edition operating systems.
The Microsoft LifeCam features the following :
Superior video quality and high definition still photos
Automatic face tracking software
Crystal-clear audio with built-in microphone
Video effects let you express yourself during chats
Optimized for Windows Live; Windows Live Call Button, LifeCam Dashboard, and One-Touch Blogging
Model number: 68A-00001
Video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
Photo resolution: 1.3 megapixels (1280 x 960 pixels interpolated)
Video: 30 fps
Microphone: Built-in unidirectional microphone
Instant messenger compatibility: All leading instant messaging software
Pan, tilt, zoom control: Supported
Cable length: 6 feet
Take instant messaging with friends and family to new levels of sight and sound. Hear sounds and voices as if they were in the room with you.
See clear live video images and experience a new dimension in communication. The LifeCam VX-3000 is optimized for use with Microsoft Windows Live Messenger, so you can share life as it happens.
Easily start a video chat by pressing the Windows Live Call Button, and clicking an Online Contact. Crystal-clear video conversation is now possible with more than 200 million contacts in nearly every country in the world.
Get vivid high-quality still images, even in low light.
Hear your friends and family as if they were in the room with you.
The built-in unidirectional microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity-there’s no more hassling with separate devices.
Long, flexible cable gives you more room to move.
Surprise your friends with cool video effects, accessible right from the Windows Live Messenger Window LifeCams capture life at 30 frames per second, which means the video images you see are smooth and seamless System.
microsoft life cam vx 3000
Windows XP Pro or Home
Media Center Edition
Tablet PC Edition
300 MB of available hard disk space
An available universal serial bus (USB) 1.1 or 2.0 (recommended) port
Not only is the Microsoft LifeCam great for home businesses wherein video conferencing is a necessity, but in a general sense having the ability to communicate with family and friends offers a unique experience for those who find that Instant Messaging and Emails do not quite express one’s true feelings.
With the Microsoft LifeCam, you can view the person with whom you are communicating just as if they were in the room with you. It removes all doubt as to what most emails or IM’s may try to communicate.
The Microsoft LifeCam is great to have for all occasions, but particularly for those who are home-bound, ill, or just need a lifeline to someone. With all the current technology available today, the LifeCam is tops on everyone’s list.