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Photos: Webcams shoot the Messenger

Beginning in August, Microsoft will offer two Webcams designed for use with its Windows Live Messenger IM and calling software.

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LifeCam and Live Messenger

Microsoft has announced two Webcams for use with its Windows Live Messenger, the instant-messaging and calling software currently available via free beta download. The LifeCam, scheduled to become available in August, is designed to allow people to engage in video conversations.

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VX-6000

The LifeCam VX-6000 offers 5-megapixel interpolated photography, 1.3-megapixel HD video (with 3x digital zoom) and a 71-degree wide-angle lens designed to allow more than one person to be included in the shot. It is tentatively priced at $99.95.

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VX-3000

The LifeCam VX-3000, priced at about $49.95, can take HD still photography (1.3-megapixels interpolated) and video with 640-by-480-pixel resolution.

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