Thursday, August 20, 2009

Microsoft's new webcam delivers widescreen video

MIcrosoft's new LifeCam Cinema is what the company calls the first consumer webcam to offer widescreen video. This is you talking to Mom and Dad from college in near HD. The camera comes with a native 720 pixel sensor.

Microsoft says the LifeCam will deliver clearer images than a standard webcam and capture a much wider view. It says the camera will perform better in low light conditions as well.

Users will be to take their videos to Windows Live and use Windows Live Movie Maker, which now has HD support, and edit photos and videos shot with the webcam and send them to YouTube with one click (rather Apple-like).

LifeCam Cinema will be available in September for the estimated retail price of $79.95.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.

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