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Ralf Jurrien
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Microsoft LifeCam webcam

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Ralf Jurrien
Friday, September 14th 2007 - 15:15 CEST - Comments: 0
M icrosoft Corp. is providing an exciting and easy new way to share photos and memories with two new webcams - a desktop unit, the LifeCam VX-7000, and a notebook unit, the LifeCam NX-3000 - and their connection to Photo Swap, a feature that allows consumers to share digital photos with friends and family and see their reactions in real time. The LifeCams' sleek new design blends into the PC monitor, allowing consumers to concentrate on the important things in life: connecting and sharing with friends and family.
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Photo Swap features - Video call

"Microsoft Hardware and Windows Live continue to bring the best of hardware, software and services together to create a higher-quality video calling experience for our customers, making it easier to share than ever before," said David Fortin, senior director for Consumer Product Management at Windows Live. "The Photo Swap feature is a perfect illustration of what a video call should be about: keeping in contact with loved ones, sharing memories"

 

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 webcam - Features

In addition to advanced sharing capabilities, the LifeCam VX-7000 includes a 2.0 megapixel sensor to deliver High Definition video (2.0 MP) and still photography (7.6 MP interpolated) and brings a sleek new design to desktop webcams. The VX-7000's additional features and benefits include the following:

  • The slim, glossy, sleek design allows the LifeCam to blend seamlessly into the PC monitor.
  • The built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation delivers crystal-clear audio.
  • A 71-degree, wide-angle lens fits more people on the screen at once.
  • Automatic adjustments for low-light conditions provide superior quality.
  • The glass element lens delivers clear video quality.
  • An illuminated LED indicates the camera is in use.

LifeCam 7000 & LifeCam 3000 webcams

"At Microsoft, our products are always two steps ahead when it comes to style and design - and our LifeCam line is no exception," said Michael Cowan, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware. "With the LifeCam VX-7000 and LifeCam NX-3000 we concentrated on adding high-end finishes and sleek form factors so the webcams would complement our users' computer setup, not detract from it. When you combine the design element with our new sharing capabilities in Windows Live Messenger, these LifeCams are taking the webcam experience to a new level."

 

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 webcam - Features

Microsoft is also launching a sleek new notebook webcam, the LifeCam NX- 3000. This new LifeCam features brilliant video (640x480 pixels), High Definition still photography (1.3 MP) and a built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation. The LifeCam NX-3000 also offers these features:

  • Automatic audio control provides enhanced sound clarity.
  • The swivel lens allows users to adjust the camera angle for ultimate notebook mobility.
  • An illuminated LED indicates the camera is in use.
  • Video Effects enable users to personalize video calls with fun visual elements such as snow, stars and flowers.
  • The protective carrying case enables easy and convenient portability while on the go.

Microsoft LifeCam webcams - Price & Availability

Both LifeCams will be widely available in September 2007 for the following estimated retail prices:

  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000, $99.95 (US)
  • Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000, $59.95 (US)
  • LifeCam VX-7000 and LifeCam NX-3000 are now available for special pre-sale on Amazon and will ship in September when the products are widely released.
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