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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500
alaScore 81

203 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 203 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft LifeCam VX5500

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 (White)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

 

Take the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 , replace its rubber tail with a square plastic base, throw in some new video effects and interchangeable faceplates, and you've got the new LifeCam VX-5500. The camera body and optics remain the same, which means the...

Excellent image quality, especially in low light; flexible, sturdy stand works on top of desktop or laptop; 3D video effects improve on past efforts; low price.

LifeCam application remains lackluster; not compatible with Macs.

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 is a well designed, affordable Webcam with excellent image quality.

Sep, 2008
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Expert review by: Kevin Karlin (benchmarkreviews.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 Webcam E4C-00001

 

The LifeCam VX-5500 sits near the top of Microsoft's web cam offerings yet the E4C-00001 kit checks in at a very reasonable price point. It has some great features including noise cancelling, echo cancelling, 1.3MP HD picture quality, and...

Eminently Mobile ; Flexible base offering 360 degree camera rotation ; Highly Integrated To The "Live Suite" of products ; Easy To Use ; Above Average Chat Picture and Audio Quality

Hardware Specs Are Mediocre ; 15 FPS Cap At Full Resolution

The OOBE (Out Of Box Experience) with this product is really phenomenal and I think it delivers where most people need it to: above average video and audio quality for only a slight price premium, auto settings that work so well they make manual...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: garfi3ld (lanoc.org)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

 

For years the idea of video conferencing and video phones was only a pipe dream or a prop in low budget Sci-Fi films. When the internet came around this dream started to become a reality but with many limitations. More recently the idea of video phones...

So after spending time with the VX-55500 LifeCam I was able to get a good idea of its functionality and usefulness. I was really impressed with the mounting system to gives you the ability to sit the VX-5500 on the table just as easily as mounting it...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Microsoft Life Cam VX 5500 Review

 

Overall, the Life Cam VX 5500 comes across as a decent audio-visual solution for people who want to flaunt their style in basic utility peripherals. However, remember that it doesn't have features like manual focusing and motion detection, which other...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

 

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 is a great mobile or desktop webcam that has good picture quality. Many webcams will not work well in lowlight but the VX-5500 works well in many lighting situations. With excellent video software and many features, the...

Simple Install, Small and easy to position, User friendly

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Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

A webcam for your mum.

 

The VX-5500 is a basic little webcam that offers decent sound and image quality. It's not the most versatile webcam on the market, but it gets the job done for a semi-reasonable price. Of course, the same thing can be said of every other Microsoft...

Good low-light performance, 3-D face-tracking, appealingly low-key design

Only suited to flat surfaces, face plates are a bit bland, incompatible with Macs

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

LifeCam VX-5500

 

If Hollywood's leading men were reincarnated into webcams (in a Cyberpunk alternate reality, say), the LifeCam VX-5500 would be Matthew McConaughey. L...

Good low-light performance, 3-D face-tracking, appealingly low-key design

Only suited to flat surfaces, face plates are a bit bland, incompatible with Macs

The VX-5500 is a basic little webcam that offers decent sound and image quality. It's not the most versatile webcam on the market, but it gets the job done for a semi-reasonable price. Of course, the same thing can be said of every other Microsoft...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 [Review]

 

LifeCam VX-5500 is easy to set up and use, but expensive

Highly adjustable design, interchangeable faceplates, good video quality

Low resolution image capture, low video frame rate, expensive

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Sonnym715 (cnet.com)

"Great picture and price to match!"

 

The set-up was simple, the picture and sound are great, and if you shop around, you will find this camera can be purchased at a very reasonable price. If you don't have a webcam or have one that is of questionable quality, this camera is something you...

The picture and sound sound quality is very good. Another plus is it also has a good picture even in low-light conditions, which wasn't the case with my Logitech camera. Set-up was a snap!

I really don't have any negatives with this webcam.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Sonnym715 (cnet.com)

Great picture and price to match!

 

The set-up was simple, the picture and sound are great, and if you shop around, you will find this camera can be purchased at a very reasonable price. If you don't have a webcam or have one that is of questionable quality, this camera is something you...

The picture and sound sound quality is very good. Another plus is it also has a good picture even in low-light conditions, which wasn't the case with my Logitech camera. Set-up was a snap

I really don't have any negatives with this webcam

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Share your world with friends and family - anywhere, anytime. The LifeCam VX-5500 folds flat to go with you whenever, and wherever, you want to use it. Fits on all monitors, including flat screens and notebooks, or sits directly on your desk.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:VX-5500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeCam

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
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