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Microsoft-lifecam-hd-5000.32720993
8.6 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Overall 6
6.0

not a good one

W. Haser, Amazon
31 January 2014
Overall 5
5.0

User Review

subotin, gdgt
29 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice 720p HD video quality at 30 fr/second, flexible base sits firmly on hard surfaces; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects. Jumpy auto-focus during video recording , especially in low light conditions incompatible with Mac OS (it can not be used without software which...
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Overall 6
6.0

Setup difficult. No PIP

Wesley, Amazon
21 February 2013
  • Summary: Skype Certified ??? Windows 8 automatically detected and installed product but getting it to work with Skype was a day long pain in the ... Although the video works the small pip window that should show me what the recipient views is a black screen. It's sad that a generic laptop cam works flawlessly with Skype but a cam I spent over $30 on was a hassle to get up and running. Otherwise the quality of video and sound is what you would expect from a lower priced cam.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

an anonymous customer, Walmart
24 January 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this camera for an elderly customer. The customer was not very tech savvy, and needed the camera to work without much hassle. I installed the camera and did the initial configuration myself. The install was fairly painless, although I was very disappointed to learn that the disc included in the packaging didn't actually include everything for the install. The installer program still needed to download a significant amount of data from the web.
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Overall 6
6.0

good buy but not flawless

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 December 2011
  • Summary: I've been using this camera for a couple months now. It's a decent buy for under $30 but it's not perfect. The image and sound quality are generally quite good but the auto focus is very temperamental. While video chatting, the image frequently goes in an out of focus when I move. Another feature that could use a better design is the mount.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

lighthouse31415, Walmart
1 October 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this online and did store pickup. Saved nearly $15 doing it this way compared to my local store pricing. Web cab works great with Skype - thats the only reason I bought it, and has fun features to it. The only thing we really dont like is that its constantly re-focusing even with very little movement so the people on the other side of a video chat do not see a constant clear view of us, its like watching a camera auto-focus on a subject that never locks in.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

lighthouse31415, Walmart
1 October 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this online and did store pickup. Saved nearly $15 doing it this way compared to my local store pricing. Web cab works great with Skype - thats the only reason I bought it, and has fun features to it. The only thing we really dont like is that its constantly re-focusing even with very little movement so the people on the other side of a video chat do not see a constant clear view of us, its like watching a camera auto-focus on a subject that never locks in.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

JBrae, Walmart
13 August 2011
  • Summary: If you were looking to purchase this webcam for any reason it is a great deal. The quality is nice, The price was amazing for the standard, but it is annoying. The auto focusing feature activates every 5 seconds and it can be disabled but that's just a hassle of it's own. All in all I recommend this camera for it's price and I would buy it again in a flash but i don't have to because of the lifetime warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

JBrae, Walmart
13 August 2011
  • Summary: If you were looking to purchase this webcam for any reason it is a great deal. The quality is nice, The price was amazing for the standard, but it is annoying. The auto focusing feature activates every 5 seconds and it can be disabled but that's just a hassle of it's own. All in all I recommend this camera for it's price and I would buy it again in a flash but i don't have to because of the lifetime warranty.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Los216, Walmart
7 August 2011
  • Summary: Overall works well.. accept for the fact that the auto focus cuts in every couple seconds and makes everything all blurry.. u can take it off but u have to mess w a couple things and then the picture in a little dif. overall not bad.. could be alot better though..
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