Microsoft has expanded its LifeCam portfolio with the launch of new Microsoft LifeCam Studio web camera, which the company claims as its first webcam equipped with a 1080p full HD sensor that able to deliver a superior sharpness and full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) image quality in 16:9 widescreen format.

Key features of Microsoft LifeCam Studio includes:

  • Tripod thread offers 360-degree view range
  • Enhanced Auto Focus for staying in focus no matter how far the distance
  • High-precision glass element lens aimed for superior clarity
  • ClearFrame Technology ensures smooth, detailed video even in low light
  • TrueColor Technology automatically delivers bright and colorful video in most lighting condition

“With Windows Live Messenger, customers can now have richer, more meaningful conversations by sharing photos, playing games and, of course, instant messaging all while video chatting in HD,” commented Michael Chang, group product manager for Windows Live Messenger. “We are thrilled to deliver HD widescreen video calls with Windows Live Messenger 2011, giving LifeCam users a more vivid and clear image for their video calls.”

The new Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080p high-definition web camera is scheduled to hit Best Buy stores by September 2010 for about $100.