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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
8.0 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Overall 2
2.0

This was a waste of my money

Ken Stofft "Kenneth G. Stofft, MA, CSB", Amazon
18 September 2014
  • 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

Do not buy

jennifer johnson, Amazon
13 August 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Never could get this to work.

Jenni D. Nabb, Amazon
21 October 2013
  • Summary: Tried everything I could to get this to work, but it would never do right. Even my fiancé (an IT guy!!) could not figure out why. The computer recognized it, and so did Skype and Yahoo Chat, but the screen was always just black. Wouldn't do live recording or regular recording.
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Overall 2
2.0

It doesn't work coming out of the box

Jonni Anderson, Amazon
15 December 2012
  • 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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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible and Not Worth a Penny!

Richard D. Cole, Amazon
14 November 2012
  • 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.
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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

Foc-Us ... LifeCam HD-5000 does not pass muster

Brad Taylor, Amazon
9 December 2011
  • Summary: I wouldn't even bother with this one. Silly me, read reviews and thought I'd be the exception. After all, how could they sell a webcam who's auto-focus doesn't work ? Well, this webcam is it - the auto-focus will blur and re-focus consantly, even when you have not moved an inch nor has the lighting...
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed

W. Flint, Amazon
26 November 2011
  • Summary: Up until now, the products we've purchased from Microsoft have been at least average quality. Not so with this camera. Not matter what we try, the camera autofocus will not hold a sharp picture and the image is almost constantly blurry. Recommend a less expensive version such as the 3000.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work with XP SP3

Amazon Customer "Professional Geek ;o)", Amazon
2 April 2011
  • Summary: I was ready to really like this camera. Really, I was. Unfortunately, while the description says that it requires either Windows XP "SP2 or Later" (or Vista or Windows 7), what it appears to *actually* require is Windows XP SP2 - exactly. SP3 renders the camera unusable.
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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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