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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
7.9 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Overall 2
2.0

"HD" my lumpy backside.

Brandon S., Amazon
1 February 2016
  • Summary: Won't go above 8-10 fps UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. And it operates basically like a badly locked windows phone apparently at the driver level because microsoft devices wants to force you to use mircosoft apps.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this if you have windows 8.1

Ziad Elghazzawi, Amazon
7 July 2015
  • Summary: I would give 0 stars if I could. First of all, the lifecam software isn't even compatible with windows 8.1. Secondly, if you unplug the usb from the port to put it into a different port, you have to uninstall and reinstall EVERYTHING RELATED TO THE MICROSOFT LIFECAM.
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Overall 2
2.0

Focus SUCKS

Dan S., Newegg
12 September 2012
  • 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 ...
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Overall 2
2.0

auto focus make it useless

Izver, Amazon
8 February 2012
  • Summary: It keep auto focusing. So your video is blur for half of the time. I have to turn off auto focus at the end.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Drivers

Charles F., Newegg
2 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS

TheMan, Amazon
16 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Bernie M., Newegg
24 January 2011
  • Pros: looks good
  • Cons: Received the camera and installed the software and the image was inverted. called microsoft and they are shipping me out a new one
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA Product

Jason C., Newegg
21 January 2011
  • Summary: Received and died at same day. Only worked for 20 minutes. Don't waste your money on this, add $20 more you can get a better one from Logitech.
  • Pros: *Mic is pretty good. Sensitive enough even when you whispering. *HD video quality is ok for the price. *Cheap
  • Cons: *DOA product. *Worked only for 20 minutes
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Overall 2
2.0

This was a waste of my money

Ken Stofft, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: This was a waste of my money. The focusing kept going in and out of focus over and over! Very irritating till I got rid of it and went back to my own cam.
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Overall 2
2.0

It doesn't work coming out of the box

Jonni Anderson, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • 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.
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