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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 85

502 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 502 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 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive 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 85/100 = 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. People really like the design and price. There are some less positive views 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 (New Packaging) Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Aug, 2015

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 62 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera - colour - Hi-Speed USB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam

Aug, 2015

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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
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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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

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'

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Crompton (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam

 

A webcam for life?

Good picture quality, easy set-up, portable

To sum up then, the Microsoft LifeCam is a smart little device, delivering decent video along with some easy to use and fun features. Its portable nature and sturdy (despite the all plastic build) design also gives it an added edge. However, it's not...

To sum up then, the Microsoft LifeCam is a smart little device, delivering decent video along with some easy to use and fun features. Its portable nature and sturdy (despite the all plastic build) design also gives it an added edge. However, it's not...

May, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Carrie-Ann Skinner (pcadvisor.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: Dudester55 (newegg.com)

Great little webcam

 

Don't know about what some of the other reviewers are talking about when they complain about the auto focus causing them grief....mine works fine. I do a lot of Skype with family and friends, and they all say they like the quality of video they are...

Absolutely none so far

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: graw136 (newegg.com)

Alright

 

Works well for video chatting and pictures.

Great for video chatting and stuff i need to do with it. Mic is fine, it works

I dont know if its the software of the camera but it records video horribly with the free programs ive used. No support software or generic microsoft software

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Webcam / Webcams
Zoom Type:Digital
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