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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB
alaScore 87

520 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is the desktop version of the LifeCam HD-6000 laptop Webcam, with minor differences that account for the lower price tag. At $50, the true 720p high-def video and 16:9 wide-screen formatting are a guaranteed upgrade from...

720p HD video quality at 30 frames per second, flexible base sits firmly on hard surfaces; inexpensive; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects.

Jumpy auto-focus during video recording; CPU hog at higher resolutions; incompatible with Mac OS;

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Web camera offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock Webcams. We recommend it to...

Sep, 2010

Recommended

Expert review by: garfi3ld (lanoc.org)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

 

With High Definition being all the rage recently it's no surprise that there is a demand for high definition webcams. Microsoft released their LifeCam Cinema with a 720p resolution last fall, they now carry four different models with HD capability's....

It's no doubt that this is an improvement over the last webcam we had a chance to check out. The high resolution is supported by the built in auto focus to give a near perfect picture all of the time. My only complaints are the microphone picking up...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Blaine Flamig (computerpoweruser.com)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

 

In December 2009 (page 30), I declared Microsoft's LifeCam Cinema the best Web cam I'd used in years based on its excellent clarity, color accuracy, low-light adjustments, and brightness. Not much has changed with Microsoft's new LifeCam HD-5000,...

To test TrueColor, I put the HD-5000 in several light-challenged settings, including under a desk, in an unlit room, and outdoors on a sunny deck. In darker settings, the camera took longer to auto focus but not enough to be distracting. Focus and...

Expert review by: Carrie-Ann Skinner (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

 

Measuring just 41x109x50mm, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is one of the smallest webcams we've reviewed.

Captures video up to 1280x720 pixels and 30 frames per second (fps) or still images at a resolution of 4Mp

Bright lighting will result in 'light-flare

Ideal for families, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 ensures PC users can capture good quality HD video, while also having some fun with the images and video they shoot.

Dec, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Carrie-Ann Skinner (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

 

Measuring just 41x109x50mm, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is one of the smallest webcams we've reviewed.

Ideal for families, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 ensures PC users can capture good quality HD video, while also having some fun with the images and video they shoot.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

 

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 web camera offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock webcams.

720p HD video quality at 30 frames per second ; Flexible base sits firmly on hard surfaces ; Inexpensive ; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects

Jumpy autofocus during video recording ; CPU hog at higher resolutions ; Incompatible with Mac OS

Via CNET

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Tim Smith (talktalk.co.uk)

Microsoft Lifecam HD-5000

 

Chat online in high definition – but there's a catch As the name suggests, the Microsoft Lifecam HD-5000 is a webcam that can capture high-definition video, at the 720p resolution. It’s small ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A HD Webcam - the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 : Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

 

Adding video capturing and communication facilities to your computer is the task of a webcam such as a high definition device from Microsoft.

On the right side of the screen is a fly-out panel for selecting from various effects and making changes to the default settings. Numerous effects, represented by thumbnail images, are available for selection. However in most cases there are rather...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: areint (cnet.com)

I LOVE it!

 

The quality, the auto focus, the size, how well it stays on my monitor...just EVERYTHING!

DO NOT HAVE BACKLIGHT! The webcam doesn't work at all if you have any lights behind you. Just keep it away from direct light. Indirect is obviously fine.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: zaprock (cnet.com)

"an absolute piece of crap" -absolutly agree!!!

 

DON'T TOUCH !

NO!!!!!!!!!

autofocus is terrible! Software is buggy & nonuseful ! Wite balance -is yellow balance :)

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in flash: No
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Cable Length:72
Certification:ACMA, EIP, CE, WEEE, VCCI, KCC, GOST, FCC, UL, cUL, CB / ACMA, ICES-003, EIP, EPUP, CE, WEEE, VCCI, CITC, KCC, GOST, FCC, UL, cUL, CB
Color of product:Black
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
LED Indicators: Yes
Mounting type:Clip/Stand / Stand
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS

Other Features

Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3) / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Depth:1.49
Depth (imperial):1.49
Frequency range:200 - 7500 Hz / 200Hz – 7.5kHz
Height:4.28 / 4.29
Height (imperial):4.28 / 4.29
Mac compatibility: No
Manual focus: No
Minimum hard disk space:1500 / 1536
Minimum processor:Intel Dual Core 1.6 GHz / Intel Dual Core 1.6GHz / Intel Dual Core, 1.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0 / VGA 1280 x 720 px+
Optical drive required: Yes
USB powered: Yes
USB required: Yes
Viewing Angle:66
Width:1.61 / 1.661
Width (imperial):1.61 / 1.66

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Microsoft LifeCam 3.2
Desktop stand: Yes
Manual: Yes

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Color Depth:24
Diagonal field of view:66
Digital Zoom:4
Face tracking: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Full HD: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum image resolution:1280 x 800
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Megapixel:1
Normal focusing range:0.1524 - ∞
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
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 800
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:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.49
Height:4.29
Weight:3.4
Width:1.61