|Microsoft Live Cam VX 6000
|First published Dec 14, 2006|
Last update Feb 5, 2008
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Purchased November 19, 2006, $99.99
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I was surprised with the image quality in good lighting. Quite comparable with many of the other brands for the same price. While it does have good low light sensitivity, I was disappointed in the image quality with only my 7 watt reflector lamp (listed as no lights). I am impressed with its highest resolution image, reasonably sharp and good color in daylight.
A very good camera, however, it does require Windows XP or Vista to operate. It won't run on Windows 2000 or earlier.
I have discovered that this camera is not suitable for landscape or scenery shots. Its fixed focus lens only focuses clearly between about a foot and about 10 feet. I put the camera in my trailer pointing back at the house. The tree 5 feet from the trailer is sharp but the house, about 50 feet away, is blurred.
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