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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
7.9 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best, not the cheapest

Anthony F., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: I probably should have gotten a Logitech camera
  • Pros: Reasonable price Name brand Built in mic works pretty good
  • Cons: Doesn't do too well in low light situations Tries to auto focus too much
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Overall 6
6.0

Works well before it dies

Tolga A., Newegg
2 March 2013
  • Summary: I would not buy it again.
  • Pros: When it worked, the quality was great, except that it kept trying to focus on something leaving other objects in out of focus.
  • Cons: It died after 5 months of weekly use. It seems like it has a high-value aperture so it needed to focus on one thing leaving others out of focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but Lifecam software Crashes

Nicholas H., Newegg
4 January 2011
  • Summary: I run Windows XP SP2, but other's with SP3 or even Vista and 7 also have the same problem.
  • Pros: Picture clarity, lighting, and resolution is very nice and runs smooth with no jerkyness.
  • Cons: Included Lifecam software crashes and does not finish loading. Many people complaining about same problem on net going back as far as March 2010, when they released a new version. Microsoft seems to have never provided a solution for the problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

not a good one

wjhas, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: the cam works, keeps wanting to self focus, the ,mic, lol, what mic, it obviously doesn't work and the stand is weird to say the least
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Overall 6
6.0

Setup difficult. No PIP

Wesley, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the buck

Romanesco, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: Good for the back, but has an issue with the focus. Keeps permanently auto-focusing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Jimmy Portillo Juarez, Amazon
13 December 2010
Overall 6
6.0

works

V1k1, Amazon
12 December 2010
  • Summary: works like a webcam should, it's crisp and what not but, the only problem is the auto focus. it sucks, so bad. and it continuously auto focuses and it's so annoying. i've had this for 3 years and a few times recently, it's showed screen tearing on the webcam on the screen, but that's because it's...
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Overall 6
6.0

auto focus takes a long time

andy, Amazon
7 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this webcam because of the auto focus feature by the ads. But the one I am disappointed is this feature. When I was video chatting, the video kept on going clear to blurry and blurry to clear. I do not really know why it always changing the focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

good buy but not flawless

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 December 2010
  • 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.
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