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Apart from an injection of ‘added integration’ for specific Microsoft applications, we’re afraid the answer is next to nothing. All up, we have very few qualms about the design of this webcam, which is small, stylish and functional. I need power and lots of it. The assortment of fancy video effects will also provide a tickle for people who like that sort of thing. If your notebook is already equipped with an inbuilt camera there’s very little reason to consider this purchase. The webcam connects to your computer via USB, with a spring-loaded clip specifically designed for notebook lids. Pros Good sound quality, sleek and functional design, affordable price.

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Pros Good sound quality, sleek and functional design, affordable price. It can also be used to capture still images at x pixels. I need power and lots of it. Setting up the device is a relatively straightforward process; involving the installation of lirecam Lifecam software and — in the unlikely event that it isn’t already installed — Windows Live Messenger.

Cons Below average in dim lighting, certain features only work with Windows Live Messenger. Basically, while the NX provides decent enough video, most in-built notebook cams will be able to match it in the quality stakes, which doesn’t exactly make it essential. After all, most portable computers now come equipped with inbuilt cameras of their own, rendering most webcam peripherals completely superfluous.

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The assortment of fancy video effects will also provide a tickle for people who like that sort of thing. The head of the cigar-shaped device can also be swivelled through lifevam degrees to achieve an optimum angle. In stark contrast to lifexam bloated, feature-logged LifeCam VXthe NX is a fairly basic webcam that keeps the bells and whistles to a minimum. Diving into the Lifecam software uncovers a variety of sliders for picture optimisation; offering marginal improvements when tweaked.

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These days, a webcam needs to be pretty damn special if it hopes to find permanent residence on your notebook. Membership ,icrosoft free, and your security and privacy remain protected. While this is below other models we’ve looked at recently, such as the QuickCam Pro for Notebooksit should be noted that the NX is slightly cheaper.

The webcam connects to your computer via USB, with a spring-loaded clip specifically designed for notebook lids. Bottom Line The Lifecam NX performs its primary function — and little else — to middling effect.

On the basis of these two offerings, it would seem that Microsoft has a Jekyll-and-Hyde attitude when it comes to balancing its products, but we won’t hold that against them. On the plus side, we were quite impressed by the noise-cancelling microphone, which filtered out background noise with considerable success.

This renders the NX a lot less desirable if you happen to prefer a different IM application. The program also allows you to capture video, audio or microdoft stills and then send your recordings via e-mail. As such, several tools and features are tailor-made exclusively for Live users, such as the dedicated call button and photo-swap options.

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In terms of video quality, the NX performed averagely for a webcam in this price range. The Lifecam NX performs its primary function — and little else — to middling effect.

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Our only reservation concerns the oversized video call button, which we frequently pressed without intention while repositioning the device. All up, we have very few qualms about the design of this webcam, which is small, stylish and functional. So what does Microsoft’s Lifecam NX offer to make it worthy of your hard-earned cash? View our privacy policy before signing up.

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and microsort more. While the NX is compatible with most instant-messaging programs, Microsoft would naturally prefer you to use its Windows Live service. If your notebook is already equipped with an inbuilt camera there’s very little reason to consider this purchase.

Colours remained sharp and accurate in bright environments, but degraded quickly in dim lighting, with noise quickly coming to the fore. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Apart from an injection of ‘added integration’ for specific Microsoft applications, we’re afraid the answer is next to nothing.

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