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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Vs LifeCam Studio: Which is Better?



Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a high-definition camera for HD video chats and widescreen screen recording at 720p. The Microsoft LifeCam studio is another webcam that supports 1080p of video capturing.

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000Microsoft LifeCam Studio


Microsoft LifeCam Hd-3000 is a remarkable webcam designed especially for windows by Microsoft. The webcam comes only in jet black color. It has a sleek matte black finish and layer like design which compliments the Hd-3000’s style. The only writings visible on the webcam are “Microsoft” and “HD” which stands for high definition. The base of the webcam is also tastefully designed in matte black. MS lifecam Hd-3000s weighs around 3.17 pounds. Its width is 1.8 inches and height is 4.3 inches. It has a compact and durable design which tends to comfort.

Microsoft LifeCam studio is a webcam that has an exquisite design featured in grey and black. The MS LifeCam studio has a high-definition camera with a round design that includes a 1080p HD sensor. The color combination used in this webcam’s design looks bold yet sophisticated. Furthermore, the webcam allows 360-degree rotation.


Microsoft LifeCam Hd-3000 supports 720p video chat and recording with true tone technology for bright and colorful video. It’s one of the most affordable Microsoft webcams with 16:9 widescreen Hd video and a digital zoom for up to 4 time and a CMOS image sensor.

Microsoft LifeCam Studio includes a CMOS sensor technology. The webcam has 1920×1080 sensor resolutions and captures 5 Megapixel still image. MS Lifecam studio captures 30 frames per second and allows video calling for up to 720p with a wide-angle lens. True tone technology with face tracking automatically controls exposure for videos.


Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has a universal base that is compatible with your laptop, desktop and notebooks. Moreover, the webcam has a noise reduction microphone and supports USB 2.0. It’s colored camera has a true tone technology that automatically controls its exposure. MS lifecam Hd-3000 has an omnidirectional mic optimized for clear voice transmission while video calling or recording a video. The webcam is compatible with windows 7,8,8.1 and 10 as well.

Microsoft LifeCam studio features a wideband microphone that can capture audio quality while recording a video. One of the most significant features of the webcam is the wide-angle lens that can capture your surroundings as well. The high precisions glass lets you capture and record high quality images and videos. MS lifecam studio is ready to be c mounted on a standard tripod stand although you have to buy the tripod separately as it is not included.


Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is available at an affordable price and costs around $40 per unit whereas the Microsoft LifeCam studio costs around $100. Both the webcams are from Microsoft but LifeCam studio is slightly more expensive than the other as it provides better resolution and video quality.


If we look at the specifications and details Microsoft LifeCam studio is miles ahead in terms of resolution and has better quality. Whereas the LifeCam HD-3000 is a lower end model yet more affordable.

If you want to buy the webcam just for video calling with your friends and family, LifeCam HD-3000 is a better option. Although for professional use LifeCam studio is the obvious option.

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