Microsoft’s New LifeCam delivers 1080p video calling

Microsoft Corporation uncover new LifeCam Studio, first webcam with 1080p sensor support. Microsoft’s new LifeCam delivers sharp High Definition (HD) 1080p video calling in 16:9 widescreen format and perfect complement to Windows Live Messenger 2011.


“With Windows Live Messenger, customers can now have richer, more meaningful conversations by sharing photos, playing games and, of course, instant messaging all while video chatting in HD,” said Michael Chang, group product manager, Windows Live Messenger. “We are thrilled to deliver HD widescreen video calls with Windows Live Messenger 2011, giving LifeCam users a more vivid and clear image for their video calls.”

For 1080p HD recording you may requires commercial video software, Intel Quad Core 3.0 GHz (or higher) or compatible, and 4 GB RAM. 



  • Support 1080p HD video picture
  • Stunning industrial design
  • Perfect for recording long video captures from different angles — not only in front of the monitor
  • A 360-degree view range, which means that users can easily point the camera at themselves or around the room — no need to pick up an entire laptop and turn it around.
  • An elongated hood modelled after a high-end camera to help protect the lens from stray light to avoid washed-out colors
  • Premium optics, with improved Auto Focus to keep objects in focus no matter how far the distance from the LifeCam (Focus range from 4” to infinity)
  • High-precision glass element lens for superior clarity.
  • TrueColor Technology automatically delivers bright and colorful video in virtually any lighting condition and helps keep the most important part of the video call — the face — properly exposed.   
  • ClearFrame Technology helps keep video smooth and detailed even in low light.


Pricing and Availability:

LifeCam Studio will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores later this month for the estimated retail price of $99.954  and is available on starting today. Microsoft backs this product with a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty.