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Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam - 68C-00001

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One would think that a webcam manufactured by microsoft would be easy to install in windows, or at least compatible without installing any additional software. The camera requires you install more microsoft software that is inefficent and nags you to use microsoft video chat software. If you screw up the install (ie plug the camera in before you install the software) the camera won't work without editing the registry and manually deleting all the files. I have gotten this camera to work with skype... eventually. It is also incompatible with the PS3 and I assume Mac OS, although I haven't tried the latter. Get a logitech that will easily work with all platforms instead of this microsoft piece of junk. On the plus side, it's cheap and it CAN work but image quality and sound is mediocre.

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Thank you very much! The webcam is awesome - this is my first experience with one and so far so good. It was easy to set up and it is easy to use. You and your staff were very efficient in sending it to me and sending emails corresponding to the status. Thank you very much!

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Overall a good choice

by Phillip on 3/17/2007

Well I am using win xp home edition. The installation and set up took only 10 minutes at most. The picture quality and motion capability for MSN live messenger is great. Almost real to life. Of course if you move too fast it will "frame" you. Connection quality has alot to do with video quality.The focus adjustment on the camera itself is a good idea. I did notice it does hang from time to time using Yahoo messenger. But still overall a good product.

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Great Buy

on 11/30/2007

The camera works excellent. I looked around for more ones that had the same resolution and no one came close for the price. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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Product Description
Experience instant messaging in a whole new way. Communicate with friends and family as if they were in the room with you. 1.3 megapixels high Definition video and 5.0 megapixels photos interpolated shows you in the best light. The built-in microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity. Just press this button and select an Online Contact to start a video call. The 71-degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the picture. The pan and tilt functionality make it a snap to capture the big picture, however you want to see it. The long, flexible cable gives you more room to move. The zoom delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile. The new USB 2.0 enables much higher connection speeds, so you can experience life in real-time. 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. Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) required.


  • Use with Windows Live Messenger to communicate with friends and family as if they were in the room with you
  • Delivers 1.3 megapixel video resolution and 5 megapixel photo resolution
  • Built-in microphone
  • Simply press the Windows Live Call Button and select an Online Contact to start a video conversation
  • 71 degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the picture
  • System Requirements:

  • Windows XP Pro, Home, Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition, 300 MB of available hard disk space
  • Available universal serial bus (USB) 1.1 or 2.0 (recommended) port
  • Sound card with speakers or headphones
  • 4x speed CD-ROM drive or faster
  • Display adapter capable of 800 x 600 resolutions or higher
  • 2MB or more video memory
  • 16-bit color depth or higher
  • Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Mfg Part# 68C-00001
    SKU 202464308
    UPC 882224132435
    UPC 14 00882224132435
    Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
    Tech Specs
    Interfaces/Ports USB
    Video Resolution 1280 x 1024 @ 30 fps
    Image Sensor CMOS
    Product Type Webcam
    Brand Name Microsoft
    Product Model VX-6000
    Manufacturer Part Number 68C-00001
    Product Line LifeCam
    Product Name LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Additional Information High Definition video (1.3 megapixels) and photos (5.0 megapixels interpolated) show you in the best light Built-in Microphone Windows Live Call Button Wide-angle Lens Universal Attachment Base 3x Digital Zoom Pan and Tilt Automatic Face-Tracking Software Flexible Six-Foot Cable Video Effects
    Platform Support PC
    System Requirements PC: Microsoft Windows XP Pro/Pro x64 Edition/Home/Media Center Edition Pentium III 700MHz (Intel Pentium IV 2.4GHz recommended) or higher 128MB of RAM (256MB of RAM recommended) or higher 300MB hard drive space USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended); USB 2.0 required for 1.3 MP video capture resolution 4x speed CD-ROM drive or faster Display adapter capable of 800 x 600 resolution or higher 16-bit color depth or higher 2MB or more video memory Microsoft Keyboard or compatible input device and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device Auto Update required for one-touch blogging. Internet access required Sound card with speakers or headphones
    Weight 3.36 oz
    Dimensions 2.92" Height x 2.17" Width x 2.10" Depth
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