Summary: I followed instructions, downloaded and installed software, plugged in the webcam when indicated. The software crashed. I uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled. Same thing. I requested a replacement. The same thing happened with the new webcam. Tried installing an older version of the software.
Summary: I urge you to buy something else and burn down the factory creating these
Pros: - very mobile - LED lets you know when it's on
Cons: - Auto focus is DREADFUL. It readjusts itself all the time at complete random and cannot stay focused on one thing for more than 5 seconds. Horrible. It's so frustrating. You can sit absolutely still, and the camera will constantly go blurry and clear back and forth, driving you crazy. - Quality ...
Pros: Great quality video and high FPS..when it works.
Cons: Terrible compatibility with Win7. After a few weeks my computer stopped recognizing the camera despite up to date drivers. Reinstalling the driver seemed to fix it, but here I am a week later and it's doing the same thing. Had no issues whatsoever when reconnecting my old webcam.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! I am very disappointed in Microsoft Lifecam HD-5000. I should have read everyone's review before buying this product...I'm not just talking about reviews here on Amazon but reviews on the web itself.
Summary: I bought this camera because the store I was in did not have the one I wanted and I figured I would give it a try. I returned it the next day. The biggest problem was that it would not stay in focus! It kept searching for focus and would not find it and would not stop.