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Microsoft Lifecam HD-5001

Microsoft Lifecam HD-5001
alaScore 82

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft Lifecam HD-5001 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001 Webcam


This webcam lives up to expectations and stands true to the specs provided. The few misses with the Microsoft HD-5001 Webcam – including the overactive auto-focus tool – are not bad, but other similarly priced products perform slightly better.

This product offers a clear HD picture and is very easy to set up

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001 has an auto-focus issue that can cause blurriness

While the auto focus is not perfect, the picture is really great once it does focus. This camera is also easy to use and set up, even for beginners.

Consumer review by:

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001 Limited Edition Webcam


Extremely good product. People have told about the auto focus being a problem; I dont disagree. But, it can be fixed and very easily. I am surprised people who mention about auto focus, did not find the solution. It's one of the properties of the...

Consumer review by:

I liked it!


I just bought it and used it right away. The quality looks good on video chat. I used it on skype to chat with my relatives back home and they said the webcam looks awesome. One thing though, you might want to disable autofocus because the camera blurs...


Consumer review by:



This camera works well as a good basic camera, it is not big on features and extras but it's functionality is great. The only thing I do not like is the clip to attach it to your screen. It is this bendable type of material which you can mold to fit...

Consumer review by:

Very Poor


Purchased this for a desktop webcam. The clip/stand is --only-- useful if you clip it on to your monitor, it cannot stand on its own very well on your desk, etc. Even when clipped to my monitor, it was very loose. The 'LifeCam' software that comes with...

Consumer review by:

Very Poor


Purchased this for a desktop webcam.

Product Specifications


Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes


Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

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