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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Product Highlights
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • 16:9 Widescreen
  • USB Connector

Make HD recordings with the LifeCam HD-5000 from Microsoft. The compact but powerful webcam records in 16:9 Widescreen 720p HD, letting you capture vivid detailed recordings from your computer. It can also be used with video chat clients including Skype and Windows Live Messenger, allowing the person you're chatting with to see you with complete clarity. The LifeCam is an excellent tool for recording podcasts and vlogs, and for keeping in touch with friends and family.

True 720p HD video
720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30fps
Auto Focus
Images stay sharp and detailed even during close-ups
16:9 Widescreen
For cinematic video recording
TrueColor Technology
Automatically controls exposure for bright and colorful video
Optimized for Windows Live Messenger
Seamlessly integrated with Windows Live Messenger for easy setup and use
Versatile
Works with Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and Skype
Windows Live Movie Maker
Start a movie project with one click, then upload widescreen video to social networking sites
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Easily upload a photo that you can edit, tag, and share with friends and family
Windows Live Call Button
It's simple to start video calls. One touch of the Windows Live Call Button lets you see who's online, and you're on your way to making a video call

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Camera
Image Sensor Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Automatic
Lens Not Specified by Manufacturer
Effective Pixels Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image Capture Not Specified by Manufacturer
Video Capture 720p
Frame Rate 30fps
Audio None
General
Connector USB 2.0
System Requirements Windows 7, Vista, or XP (Excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
Intel Dual-Core 1.6GHz or higher (3GHz recommended)
1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
1.5GB Available Disk Space
CD-ROM
USB 2.0 Port
Power Requirements Bus Powered
Dimensions 1.6 x 4.3" (41 x 109mm) 1
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Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer

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Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
  • CD w/ Software
  • 3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    MicrosoftLifeCam HD-5000
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (14)
    • Fast connection (11)
    • Great picture quality (11)
    • Good in low light (8)
    • Great extra features (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home computer (11)
      • Laptop / office (8)
      • Monitoring (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Product!!!

      By burbbon

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Removable
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

      This is the best web camera and price!!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      LifeCam

      By rigoliq

      from Argentina

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sharp Image

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Monitoring

        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

        antastic camera, excellent image quality, highly recommended

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great Buy

        By Joe

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

            Works great! Excellent Price! B&H is superb, ordered it Wednesday morning and it was at my door the next afternoon.

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Great Value For The Money

            By CAG

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast Connection
            • Good In Low Light
            • Great Extra Features
            • Sharp Image

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer

              Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

              Product was easy to install. The instruction card made it so easy. Once up and running the color was excellent. I disabled the auto focus as it did too much focusing and made the pictures fuzzy.
              Webcam attached easy to the top of my monitor so I find very little to complain about.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              works good

              By tim the great

              from Portland, CT

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection
              • Great Extra Features
              • Sharp Image

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Computer
                • Laptop

                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                used to skype and picture and sounds always clear. no problems using on a mac either if anybody is wondering about that. the only thing is that i didnt install the disk.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Awesome Product for A LOW COST

                By Blondie Luna

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Auto-Focus
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast Connection
                • Good In Low Light
                • Sharp Image

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Laptop

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                  The quality and pixel of this webcam is absolutely outstanding. It has a CD included for installation software, but say you're using a Netbook and don't have a CD-ROM drive, don't worry, you can always go to Microsoft and download the appropriate software.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Joshua

                  from New York

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Connection
                  • Good In Low Light
                  • Sharp Image

                  Cons

                  • Sometimes hard to attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Laptop
                  • Monitoring

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                  We use it to Skype our family. We needed a better quality camera than the built-in laptop one and wanted to be more flexible were to use it (For example: not exactly in front of the computer). I can just say that our family members are extremely happy with the high quality image when talking to us or looking at our newborn son.

                  Cons:
                  It is not always easy to attach the camera.
                  Sometimes the auto focus takes about a second to work properly.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  I would purchase again for sure

                  By pipercub

                  from Oronoco Mn

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Connection
                  • Good In Low Light
                  • Great Extra Features
                  • Sharp Image

                  Cons

                  • NOTHING

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Meetings
                  • Home Computer
                  • Laptop
                  • Monitoring

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                  This life cam is very nice unit to use the best
                  for your money and the best function that i could locate online....

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great clear pictures and sound

                  By Ounta

                  from Bordentown, NJ

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Connection
                  • Good In Low Light
                  • Sharp Image

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Laptop

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                    We use it for Skype and it does the job perfectly. Pictures and sound are great, installation was a breeze although it took a little longer than expected - isn't that the way with all Microsoft products????? It sits on the monitor nicely, like a bird perched on a branch, but I would prefer if it had some sort of clamp that could be tightened down.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    This is the best deal on the web

                    By Zhang Treefish

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast Connection
                    • Good In Low Light
                    • Great Extra Features
                    • Sharp Image

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                      I use LifeCam HD-5000 by Microsoft to connect to my family through Skype. Seeing my families' faces makes the chatting so much closer to face-to-face.

                      I like the discount D&H offers. I am encouraging my Dad to get one.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Easy, great Quality for the money!

                      By BillyO

                      from Nashville, TN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                      A best buy for the money! Quality is exceptional..

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                      4.0

                      great

                      By carnal

                      from LA, CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                        It's a great camera for the price.
                        not expecting more, it does what it says it would do

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Top performance at a discounted price!

                        By mookie

                        from lakewood,n.j.

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Connection

                        Cons

                        • Bad In Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer
                        • Laptop

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                        use the product for personal use. gr8 sharp video feed, with pretty decent sound quality. not so excited about the fact that it doesn't hav a clip to clip onto my laptop or desktop. but gr8 for its price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Auto Focus slow

                        By Teetee

                        from Georgia

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Connection
                        • Good In Low Light
                        • Sharp Image

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Meetings
                          • Home Computer
                          • Laptop
                          • Monitoring

                          Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                          Picture is great.Auto focus was slow. You can turn it off in settings.Now it works great.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Quality Product

                          By Ian the Unclassified

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                                I use the product primarily for video chatting. It is a high quality camera with great clarity and it comes with decent software that allows you to add effects to the video picture. My only complaint is that it doesn't feel completely secure when I attach it to my laptop, although it is supposed to be compatible with both PCs and laptops.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great camera, easy to set up

                                By diplomatjim

                                from Shenandoah Valley, VA

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast Connection
                                • Good In Low Light
                                • Great Extra Features
                                • Sharp Image

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Computer

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                                  I installed this camera on my granddaughter's computer to replace an old blurry webcam. Setup took about five minutes, as easy as it could be. Her computer, running XP, has enough video and processor capacity to handle the high resolution possible with this webcam. My granddaughter's reaction: " Wow! That's much clearer than my old one."[...]

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Camera

                                  By Jay

                                  from New York

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast Connection
                                  • Great Extra Features
                                  • Sharp Image

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                                      It is a great HD camera for this price! Though at night time, it gets grainy - that's why i had a 4 star... it has clear video... You can also use it to record videos for yourself and click a few snaps.... Also have some fun with funny faces on the camera... Overall great!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

                                      By el gato

                                      from new rochelle NY

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Laptop

                                        Comments about Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000:

                                        I used to chat wit my friends and is perfect

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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