Now that’s a serious webcam: the LifeCam Cinema – 720p HD widescreen video

Yesterday Microsoft released Windows Live Movie Maker with HD support, and today they’re announcing a new webcam that may just be the perfect complement. The LifeCam Cinema, which will be available for pre-order from Amazon.com on August 24th, and available in September, offers 720p HD in 16:9 widescreen format, low light technology, auto focus, Microsoft’s new ClearFrame technology for faster processing, and a 74 degree wide angle of capture, the widest ever for a Microsoft webcam.

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Also announced today is the LifeChat LX-1000, a high-quality noise cancelling headset.  The LifeCam Cinema will retail for $79.95, and the headset for $24.95.