Not everyone in US has a blazing speed Internet connection yet where they can enjoy smooth full HD video chatting with their friends. So getting a full HD webcam is not really a reasonable investment yet. Instead, using 720p webcam is more than enough. At least, Microsoft is thinking the same thing.
Their latest Webcam called Lifecam HD-3000 is not getting full HD 1080p resolution treatment yet, but it stay reasonable with its 720p HD sensor. As a plus point, Microsoft has added their TrueColor technology to this webcam to leverage the image quality. Also, this webcam can be used for your own movie shooting project where you can share it later via social networking sites.
Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000 webcam can shoot movie in HD widescreen mode with 16:9 aspect ratio, while the audio part was taken care by a noise-cancelling microphone.
This Microsoft LIfeCam HD-3000 HD webcam will be available on March 2011 and if you care to get one, it will cost you $39.95 a pop.