Microsoft LifeCam Studio FullHD 1080p Webcam
Article Publish Date:
Webcams are amongst the few computer related products which people don't seem to care a lot about, at least most people since cheap low-end models are the ones with far more sales than the expensive high-end ones. Personally i always liked to have the best webcam available in the market mainly because aside using it for the usual things such as talking with friends and relatives i also use it for web conferencing. Up until today however webcams failed to deliver the best possible image/video quality something that Logitech and their HD Webcam C910 changed by introducing Full High Definition recording along with 10 Megapixel still images. Yet it didn't take long for Microsoft to also join the game by introducing their 1080p Webcam, the LifeCam Studio which we also have with us today.
Microsoft Hardware was formed in 1982 to develop a device that would help people use the company’s new word processing program. The device was a mouse and the application was called Word, laying the foundation for a future of delivering hardware that helps people better and more easily use software. In the quarter century since, Microsoft Hardware has continually raised the bar, designing revolutionary peripherals that deliver groundbreaking performance, comfort and design. From the original "green-eyed mouse" to groundbreaking products like the LifeCam Cinema™ and the Arc™ Mouse, Microsoft Hardware has delivered exceptional mice, keyboards, communication products, and gaming gear that has changed the way the world works, plays, and connects.
We've been expecting the LifeCam studio for quite some time now not only because there are less than a handful of FullHD webcams in the market as we speak and we have already tested the Logitech model but also because the quality of the product seemed like something worth talking about. Now having both models in our hands we could not avoid a direct comparison between them. So although both units come with FullHD 1080p (1920x1080) video resolution and the usual auto-focus/face follow/automatic light adjustment features but the Logitech C910 can take stills of up to 10 Megapixels while the Microsoft LifeCam Studio can only take up to 8 Megapixel stills. But enough with that, let’s move to the rest of the review and see what the LifeCam Studio is all about.