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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD Webcam (Black)

43 customer reviews

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3 new from CDN$ 61.98
  • 720p HD Widescreen Video
  • Auto Focus
  • High-precision glass element lens
  • ClearFrame Technology for smooth, detailed video
  • Digital, noise-canceling microphone o

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System Requirements

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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

Size: Retail
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.6 x 5.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Item model number: H5D-00002
  • ASIN: B002J1G4K8
  • Date first available at Aug. 27 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,338 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Share every detail with friends and family with the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema. This full-featured webcam, with ClearFrame image-processing technology, delivers smooth, detailed 16:9 video in full 720p HD quality and crystal-clear audio. Optimized for Windows Live and Windows 7, the LifeCam Cinema also works with Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype for video calls and messaging.



720p HD Widescreen Video
720p sensor captures true HD quality video at up to 30 frames per second.


World-class Optics
With Auto Focus and a high-precision glass element lens.


Clear, High-quality Video
ClearFrame Technology for smooth, detailed video.


Crystal-clear Audio
Digital, noise-canceling microphone helps improve speech quality.


Aluminum Body

  Flexible Stand
Fits any notebook and desktop PCs.

Also includes a 3 Year Limited Warranty

System Requirements:
  • Windows® 7/Windows Vista®/Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or higher)
  • Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher and 1 GB of RAM (recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher and 2 GB of RAM)
  • 1.5 GB free space
  • CD-ROM
  • USB 2.0

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spleen101 on March 1 2011
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I decided to purchase this webcam after reading a large quantity of favorable reviews on the internet, so when it went on sale, it seemed to be a no-brainer. Unfortunately I have not had the same favorable experience that other users claim to have had. Here's some pros and cons from my experience:

Pros: 720p HD image quality; bright image (usually - see below); effects are pretty amusing; decent audio quality

- the camera absolutely cannot keep focus, even if you do not move from a single location in front of the camera, it will drop focus again and again. In a 1 minute 9 second video i captured, it dropped focus a total of 9 times, THAT"S OUTRAGEOUS and makes the viewing experience unbearable
- The camera seems to almost constantly be changing brightness levels, usually not too drastically, but sometimes so much that the image suddenly goes very dark, and then bright to the extent that you can hardly make out an image.
- I'm inclined to believe that this may be a software issue, but in a recorded clip i took, the audio skipped ahead multiple times, with only about the first 5 seconds of video having the words and mouth line up. This was so drastic that it left the second half of the video without any audio at all.

Overall, although the image quality is very good, the problems that I've experienced with this webcam should sway anyone away who is contemplating purchasing it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michel Jones on Jan. 18 2010
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Really good image, even in dark. But the software options are really restricted, compared to logitech.
The caoutchouc hook working for standing at the top of the monitor, but in my setup situation, this is not a versatile or genius concept.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 26 2010
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I recently needed a web cam for my desktop because I don't get to see my girlfriend a lot so we settle for web cam convos. I could have bought a cheaper camera for this purpose but I didn't want to. Now once again, I don't really use the camera for anything else so for me this is perfect, its true colour option is fantastic and really offers great picture quality, on top of that the focusing on this is amazing, you can show items up-close and it will be in excellent quality and have great detail. According to my girlfriend the camera quality is great on the other side, usually the syncing is far better on skype but the New Windows live Beta improves video chatting and even supports wide-screen and HD which is great if you have this camera.

For picture taking. I am a man, a real man and therefore do not stand in front of the camera for more that a few seconds to take a picture, but I will tell you that I have 2 teenage sisters and that they hate how the camera brings out the pimples and the imperfections on their face, they prefer the poor quality camera that's on my netbook, so if your looking for a camera that "makes you look good" I suppose based off of my sisters opinions, I wouldn't get this one.

The sound! I sing, and as for the Microphone, its really not that great for recording purposes but is is great for just web cam convos, probably better than most I've heard. I suggest you get a separate microphone for this purpose, however, I've heard that the software does not support a different mic and that you need a third party software to do this, which does kinda suck. For more info on this issue check out some youtube videos
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By Donnie on Dec 25 2010
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Short and to the point. There is a known audio issue that causes a terrible high-pitch whine. It appears to be part of the noise reduction feature (which CANNOT be turned off). The whine is very obvious and makes this camera unusable. There are reports of some cameras being better/worse than others, I must have received one of the worse-off ones. Be forewarned, this is a real problem that will essentially make your videos simply unenjoyable to watch.

The second point, the video quality is horrific, VERY SOFT focus. No sense of HD or any form of high quality video here.

Third and final point, there are VERY few controls and features to this camera. Even worse, the video output resolutions are completely non-standard with the exception of the 720 mode. This is not a camera for those who like a lot of manual control, the software is overly restrictive. In fact, if you could at least turn off the noise-cancellation feature it might solve the whine problem!! But no such luck.

I've seen the reviews on YouTube. A lot of them looked really good. I can only think I got a really BAD unit. It's a shame because it is built very well and is quite small and looks good on top of my monitor.

I suggest if you're going to buy one, do so at a store so that you can bring it back easily should you have a dud.

Very Disappointed.
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I was in the market for an improved webcam several months ago for video interviews and better quality video calls. This achieved that. My old webcam was a LifeCam model from a decade ago so the quality difference as well as sound quality was incredibly noticeable. There is less blur with rapid movements and it just generally functions better than what I used to have.

My only qualm with my purchase is that it's difficult to adjust the height of the webcam since the rubber piece works great for being on top of a screen but by itself it doesn't function very well. With that said, for the money I paid I don't expect there to have been a better choice at the time than this model. Although it says it's HD, I didn't really notice anything especially clear during video calls or taking photos with it, but I wasn't looking for that type of quality anyways as my internet connection doesn't support that.
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