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Microsoft Lifecam H5D

Microsoft Lifecam H5D
alaScore 80

106 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Microsoft Lifecam H5D. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft Lifecam H5D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Microsoft Lifecam H5D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Microsoft Lifecam H5D from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft H5D-00014 - LIFECAM CINEMA - HARDWARE 1 LICS INMicrosoft H5D-00014 - LIFECAM CINEMA - HARDWARE 1 LICS IN

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Microsoft Lifecam H5D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Microsoft Lifecam H5D from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft H5D-00001 LifeCam Cinema Webcam (Black)Microsoft H5D-00001 LifeCam Cinema Webcam (Black)

Jul, 2018

Golden Tachometer Award

Expert review by : Hank Tolman (

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD-Webcam


Webcams are rapidly becoming a very popular item. In fact, webcams were one of the most popular electronic items purchased for the 2009 holiday season. Microsoft has long been a competitor when it comes to webcams and with the release of the Microsoft...

720p High Definition Capture ; Widescreen View ; Noise Cancellation Microphone ; Good Software; Simple Design ; Small, yet Very Powerful ; Lighting, Quality, Clarity of Picture ; Low Light Enchancement ; Excellent Value at under $60

Limited Video Chat HD Use due to Software Restrictions ; Very CPU intensive at higher resolutions ; Slight Washout with Bright Backlighting ; High Pitch Tone when Noise Cancellation is Used

The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema H5D-00001 far outperformed my expectations of it, especially after seeing how small it is. The camera lens is able to pick out small details, recognize faces, autofocus, and capture 720p High Definition video at an amazing...

Jan, 2010

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Horrible Camera, don't buy


My other thoughts are the same. Don't buy this camera, and get a Logitech camera. I recommend putting a bit more money on your price tag and get a quality product

When the Camera is in focus which is only for 5 seconds it is decently clear

The camera is complete garbage, and all it does it auto focus. Blurry for 4 seconds, then clear for 5, then blurry, etc. Its a horrible camera, and I recommend getting a Logitech camera over any Microsoft camera

Jun, 2015

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Great Buy


It has auto adjustments, picture looks great and it just works without any hitches. Couldn't be happier

None at this time

May, 2014

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MS LifeCam Cinema


I bought this for skyping with my family because the camera built into my laptop wasn't adequate. We have a 2yo daughter who is very active and I like to set the laptop somewhere where my parents have a good view of the action. With the laptop camera I...

It's a decent step up from typical laptop webcams ; Decent low light performance ; Omni-directional mic ; Software straight forward and easy to use

Mounting mechanism could be better ; Wider angle lense would be nice

Apr, 2014

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Great Little Camera


I would have given the 'Features' a '5' if there were some way to zoom out on the camera to provide a larger pic.

Dec, 2013

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Crisp and clear


I think the price is worth the investment. A good cam costs more and this one is great.

This cam has a sharp picture, very expensive looking and the software works good. Easily detected by most windows software. All the colors are right ; It is ten times better than C-LABS NX Ultra ; It has a low profile and does not stick up like a small...

Not a one

Oct, 2013

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The owner of our company loves it


I bought this for the owner of our company. I can't give any great details, but he loves it and he is a pretty picky guy

Feb, 2013

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Worked fine right out of the box!


I needed a webcam for Skype meetings. This works just great. An excellent price.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

One of the best HD webcams out there!


I own 4 of the Cinema HD webcams and I love them. The video is crisp, clear, and very HD. Only downside is the auto-focus. If it is turned on, the cam will sometimes focus every minute or so especially if there is a lot of action going on.

Dec, 2010

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Clarity, many complements from skype users


Strictly plug and play...easy set up and forget.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in flash: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cable Length:72
Color of product:Black
Interface:USB 2.0
Mounting type:Clip/Stand
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS

Other Features

Frequency range:200Hz - 8000Hz
Minimum hard disk space:1500 / 1536
Minimum processor:Intel Dual Core 1.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
USB powered: Yes
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

CRT stand: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Laptop clamp: Yes
LCD clamp: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Diagonal field of view:73
Full HD: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum image resolution:2880 x 1620
Maximum interpolated image resolution:5
Maximum interpolated snapshot resolution:5
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Photo feature: Yes
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60
Supported video modes:720p
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.81 / 2.2
Height:1.57 / 2.2
Width:0.945 / 1.81