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Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Reviewed. Verdict: Widescreen, “Hi-Def” Goodness

Microsoft’s new LifeCam VX-6000 is a Hi-Speed USB video camera that is part of a promotion to jumpstart its upcoming Windows Live! vblog service. It’s an okay webcam in terms of quality. You’ll get “Hi-Def” video res at 1280×960, though, face tracking only works for resolutions at and below 1024×768. The video effects are fun if not cheesy. I kinda like the universal mount that will even clip on a 24″ LCD.

Overall, the VX-6000 is a good web cam that has the highest resolutions you will find this side of a camcorder and takes quality still shots as well. It is easy to set up and use and the software is intuitive and works well. Tight integration with Live Messenger makes it great for video conferencing with friends, though Microsoft says the cam is compatible with all leading instant messenger software for Windows.

If you intend on using the camera to make video blogs, you will soon wish that the cams stand situated it closer to the monitor bezel so you appear to be looking at your audience, rather than looking up at them because the cam is a bit far from the display. However, once the One-Touch blogging feature is activated, video bloggers will have a good reason to buy the VX-6000.

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[Everything USB Reviews The LifeCam VX-6000]