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The LifeCam Studio is Microsoft's top-of-the-range webcam and is a direct rival for the Logitech C910. It has the same cylindrical design as the LifeCam Cinema but with some fancy aluminium detail. The webcam's foot has been slightly redesigned. The camera is mounted on a soft, supple rubber stand and a screw attachment hole on the bottom of the stand even means you can mount this webcam on a tripod (see above). The webcam has a nice design and is well made. It also has an interesting set of tech specs, as Microsoft's spec sheet boasts automatic focusing and a 1080p Full HD sensor. Sound great ... in theory. The LifeCam Studio may well have a 1080p sensor but its full resolution can only be used in photo mode, as the video resolution is limited to 720p. That said, 720p is still more than adequate, especially since Messenger 2011 and Skype can't handle resolutions higher than that. In a well-lit room, the picture quality is strikingly good, even if the colours are a bit to bright for our taste. The video bitrate can't quite match the Logitech C910 (48 frames per second), but with 15 frames per second in 720p resolution, you'll still get a nice smooth image so long as there's not too much movement involved.
Microsoft's LifeCam Studio looks like a CCTV camera from a dystopian nightmare – forget the eye of Sauron, this feels like the eye of Microsoft, and it's pretty terrifying. Perched on top of our monitor, we were frightened to use our iPads and iPhones while in its gaze, lest a warning light went off in Steve Ballmer's office and Microsoft employees swept into our office to force Zunes into our trembling hands. Of course, looks aren't everything, and underneath the LifeCam Studio's rather austere surface is a very decent camera. With a maximum resolution of 1080p, the detail and quality of the video it produces is exemplary. The Truecolor technology included with the device makes subtle changes to lighting and colour that help improve the overall quality of your footage, and can be tweaked to produce the best looking video for your environment. There are also some fun video effects and augmented reality objects that can be added to the live video. All of this comes at a price. If you're recording at full 1080p HD resolution with effects turned on, your PC's CPU usage will spike, and if your machine isn't powerful enough to cope, your footage will more closely resemble a slow PowerPoint slideshow than smooth, DVD quality video.
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