Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001
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Decent image quality, but autofocus ruins it
13 March 2014
Summary: Every 10 seconds the autofocus makes a full sweep from near to far. This makes it impossible to watch the video feed for more than a couple minutes. After doing some research, it turns out this is a well-known flaw. Would not buy again.
Summary: Image quality is great, but I had to disable the auto-focus, as it tried to refocus every time I move more than an inch. No delay in the video feed, and lighting quality is better than expected.
great camera with better sound quality than most hd cams in it's pricerange
Angel Faith, Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: it is used but workd better than my old logitech camera. it successfully streams in HD and wih bright lighting makes the image look flawless. The auto focus needs to be switched off but it stayed off for me after multiple uses after i clicked "apply' in the advanced settings console by Auto focus box. The audio is great for louder music as well as conversation, not good enough mic for music recording but loud background music is clear and crisp with this camera.
Summary: All I can say is that I hooked it up and it didn't work. I wrote to the people who sent it to me so that I could exchange it for a new one. But they just said, Keep it and we will refund your money!! They didn't even want to waste their time!!! No I would not recommend this and I would not buy anything from these people again. All I wanted was a new cam.
Summary: This is my first Microsoft product that i've bought in YEARS since I switched to Apple. However this cam had received great reviews online & you can't beat it for the price. So I snatched it up. Its very good quality for sure. Great for a YouTube vlog. It does tend to slow down my 2 year old laptop, but a modern desktop can handle it just fine!
Summary: I ordered a wireless web cam, but I got a cheap Microsoft one. I tested this cheap made webcam, I will not use again. I am thinking of returning it but I lost the receipt, so I put it in the junk drawer.