Microsoft introduces two new LifeCams

Microsoft 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 […]

Microsoft 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.

The Microsoft® LifeCam line continues to work closely with Windows Live™ Messenger, the world’s largest instant messaging network,1 to make video calls2 easy and now more meaningful than ever with quick access to Photo Swap, which lets users share digital photos live during a video conversation. One click of the Photo Swap icon opens a window next to the video call so users can pick available photos on their PC and flip through them with their friend. Photo Swap is easy to use and works like a virtual photo album, allowing consumers to see and hear the reactions of their friends and family in real time as they view the pictures together.

A desktop model, the VX 7000, pictured above, features:

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 color quality.
•The glass element lens delivers clear video quality.
•An illuminated LED indicates the camera is in use.

Also announce is a new laptop model, the 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.

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