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Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 and LifeCam NX-6000

By Staff writers | 12:00 am 17/10/2006

 

Prices:

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000: $99.95 RRP

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000: $179.95 RRP

Consumer research has revealed that people want to stay connected and many would use webcams if they were easier to operate and provided better audio and video quality. To counter those frustrations, Microsoft Hardware and Windows Livee have joined forces to introduce a line of LifeCams starting with the LifeCam VX-6000 and LifeCam VX-3000.

These next-generation webcams provide groundbreaking video and audio quality that opens the door for richer digital communications experiences. Optimised for use with Windows Live Messenger, the worldds largest instant messaging network , LifeCams meet the growing demand for easier, more meaningful connections.

>These new products are more than just webcams, they are LifeCams, a true-to-life communications experience allowing people to communicate in different places with the people they want to reach, easier than ever before,, said Jeremy Hinton, Hardware Product Marketing Manager for the Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Australia.

The first two available webcams, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 and Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000, bring a new dimension to Windows Live Messenger and feature exclusive industry firsts that streamline the webcam experience. These include:

  • Windows Live Call Button – located on the top of each LifeCam, the Windows Live Call Button makes placing a video call a breeze by eliminating the usual multiple steps. Just one touch brings up the Buddy Picker, a tool that shows users only their current online buddies. They simply select their contactts name and they are on their way to making a video call.
  • LifeCam Dashboard – built right into the Windows Live Messenger window for easy access during video calling, the LifeCam Dashboard provides simple access to the controls people need most, including pan, tilt and zoom. Now userss attention stays where it should be, on their video conversation.
  • One-touch blogging – Windows Live Spaces is one of the fastest-growing blog communities in the world with more than 50 million individual Spaces. Now, users can post High Definition LifeCam pictures directly to their Windows Live Space blog with one click from within the LifeCam window.

The new Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 is a top-of-the-line wired webcam providing the highest quality still photography on the market (5.0 megapixels interpolated), high definition video (1.3 megapixels) and 3x digital zoom. A 71-degree wide-angle lens allows enough room for up to three people to join in the conversation. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 offers high definition still photography (1.3 megapixels interpolated) and brilliant video (640 x 480 pixels).

Both LifeCams feature a built-in acoustic noise cancelling microphone to ensure crystal clear audio performance without adding clutter from extra headsets or external microphones. In addition, both new LifeCams come with fun video effects, such as falling snowflakes and twinkling stars, to personalise and enhance the background of video conversations. A Universal Attachment Base is also included for easy and secure attachment to virtually any size monitor.

Pictured here is the LifeCam NX-6000, while above is the VX-3000

Continuing its commitment to enhance digital communications experiences, Microsoft will introduce additional LifeCam products designed to meet the growing needs of people on the go and the expanding digital communications landscape.

Source: Microsoft

 

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