The Life Cam HD-3000 scores decently on image sharpness, the most important factor in any webcam.
Its color settings are pretty good, too, with properly calibrated saturation and good contrast.
White balancing was accurate most of the time, although the default saturation can make the scene look a little washed out in bright lighting conditions.
Most of the settings can be adjusted through Logitech's Camera App, a separate driver download.
It can be very twitchy at times; randomly altering a perfectly good setting as soon as something flashes by in front of it.At less than , the Microsoft Life Cam HD-3000 is the best option for when you're pursuing a quality webcam on a budget.The Life Cam HD-3000 only supports a maximum resolution of 720p. With that said, its resolution alone shouldn't be a deal breaker.My test unit consistently had trouble re-focusing on objects farther away after locking focus on things up close.This was very annoying as I had to either adjust it manually or maniacally dance around hoping that it would eventually track me again.