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Microsoft-lifecam-hd-5000.32720993
8.3 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Overall 4
4.0

Works good, but the mounting is too shaky

Jimmy D. Hamaker, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: I like the cam, but the mount doesn't work well. Even a light tap on my laptop causes the cam to shake. It is very difficult to get it pointed in the right direction.
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Overall 4
4.0

Aww damnit

Miguel, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: At first, I thought this product actually worked because I bought it for a friend. After finding out the sound didn't work at all - this product blows. Save your money.
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Overall 4
4.0

MS Lifecame HD-5000 not good.

namhn420, Amazon
31 July 2011
  • Summary: bought this cam to mainly use for skype. Pros: small, compact, sleek, easy to install, image quality looks good when in focus (get to more of that in the cons) Cons: not much functionality or settings for both built-in mic and camera, Mic makes a lot of loud static noises and weird ringing sounds on the other end, No helpful settings to reduce gain or back ground noise, Camera takes long to focus (sometimes up to 3-5secs) and seems like its always trying to focus every...
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Overall 4
4.0

One webcam to avoid for various reasons

D. Fichtner, Amazon
25 April 2011
  • Summary: I've tried numerous times to get the video review upload to take, but it never works, so I'm just going to write a review... First of all, the problems with autofocus are real. It's quite unbelievable that Microsoft would release a product that literally has to re-focus every minute, or less. When I say re-focus, it literally racks itself from one end of the focus spectrum to the other, blurring you severely when it does. Horrible!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best choice...

shutterbug3236, Ebay
2 January 2011
  • Summary: Microsoft HD-5000 Web Cam Microsoft HD-5000 Web Cam He does not like it. It has a very fuzzy photo, and nothing he can do sharpens the picture. When I see him on line/skype, it is very fuzzy out of focus. When I go to his house, I will check to see if I can make it better and if I can't I will sell it on craigs list and find him something else logitech. At this point it was not worth what I paid for it...
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Overall 4
4.0

It's not worth the money

Sincere Reader "Lou", Amazon
17 August 2010
  • Summary: This camera has serious flaws: the software that came with it crashed my computer (running with Windows 7) and also my laptop (running with XP), therefore I realized the problem is in the software, not on my computers. So I uninstalled it and the camera is running without its original software, thus disabling any special functions it might have; also, and the worst of all, the auto-focus doesn't work properly, it's constantly refocusing and can't hold focus.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's very old stock

Psyber "WhatRatRace?", Amazon
12 September 2013
  • Summary: Beware. The item shipped by this supplier is very old stock. Mine had "Comet" labels on it and the security tapes on the box pulled off easily i.e. degraded adhesive or been opened previously. The "Comet" label puts the item at a minimum of 10 months old. The camera works fine and did a software update - it was just plug and play so I'm fairly happy with the item.
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Overall 4
4.0

Software issue.

G.Davies, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: The LifeCam seems quite good but the software that comes with it doesn't work, not on the 3 computers I tried it on anyway. It might have been better if it had a software disc, its plug and play which has to update straight away, thats when the error turns up. You shouldn't have to scoure the internet for software that works for it.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Михайлов Андрей, Yandex
13 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Этот автофокус достал уже. Снимал галочку в настройках напротив автофокуса. Да работает, Но, до первой перезагрузки. После нее галочка опять стоит. Мне так каждый раз ее убирать? Купился на этот автофокус, именно из за него и купил, да и наличие HD тоже. Лучше его вообще небыло. Обновление ничего не дает. Пока мирюсь, но скорее всего поменяю на что-то другое.
  • Pros: Хороший звук наверное, нравится дизайн и крепление. Картинка - средненько.
  • Cons: Кривой автофокус.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

maxnrus, Yandex
23 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Сдал по гарантии и взял конкурента Logitech HD C525.
  • Pros: Малые габариты изделия, длинный провод. Стильный дизайн, индикатор активности, отличный микрофон.
  • Cons: 1 - Ужасное качество изображения, оказалось - следствие заводского брака экземпляра. Как объяснили спецы - неправильная настройка фокусного расстояния линзы на заводе. 2 - Фокус нормально берет на расстоянии 10-30 см от камеры, подойдет ТОЛЬКО для ноутбуков, если конечно вы не собираетесь лезть лицом в вебку (Возможно является следствием из 1-го пункта). 3 - Слабое крепление, как не ставь - надежно держать не будет, только при доработке двухсторонним скотчем и т.п. 4 ...
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