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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 features a built in 1.3 megapixel built-in sensor that provides up to 3x digital zoom and with a built microphone. Some features includes photo swapping, instant uploading of photos to blogs, special video effects, and in addition to this, the LifeCam VX5000 supports auto-adjustment for low light situations.The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 has a flexible base where the webcam can bended and folded and shaped to fit a variance of laptop screens, f…

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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 features a built in 1.3 megapixel built-in sensor that provides up to 3x digital zoom and with a built microphone. Some features includes photo swapping, instant uploading of photos to blogs, special video effects, and in addition to this, the LifeCam VX5000 supports auto-adjustment for low light situations.The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 has a flexible base where the webcam can bended and folded and shaped to fit a variance of laptop screens, flat panels and monitors. Its compatible to Microsoft XP and Vista.

Features

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 features photo swap that enables sharing and swapping photos real time by using Windows Live messenger. It also comes with a dedicated button Windows Live Call Button that enables users to see who is online and to make a video call with the press of the button. The LifeCam Dashboard is another feature that adds special effects and controls the webcam from the Windows Live Messenger window, it also allows video effects to be applied built into the LifeCam dashboard. Uploading photos to a blog on Windows Live Spaces can be done, by clicking the one touch blogging feature. In addition to this, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 integrates auto adjusting for low-light conditions.The base of the webcam, can be bended, folded, and shaped as its flexible to find the best fit for laptop screens, flat panels and monitors. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 features a 1.3 megapixel built in sensor, besides this, it has a built-in microphone and it provides up to 3x digital zoom for a more realistic and up close captures. The focus depth of field is on this webcam is 21“ to 60”. The pan, tilt and zoom feature allows a big picture to be captured. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 is compatible with Windows XP with service pack 2 or later, Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz (Pentium 4.3 or higher recommended) and 256 MB of RAM (500MB recommended). It is also compatible to Microsoft Vista running on Intel Pentimum 4 2.8GHz (Pentium Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher recommended), 1 GB of RAM (2GB recommended). The hard drive requirements are Windows XP with service pack 2 or later, Windows Vista :200-600 MB. The other recommendations are broadband internet access, USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended), CD-Rom Drive and display adapter capable of 16-bit colour depth or higher or 2MB or higher video memory. The webcam is accented with colour rings that are available in Fire Red, Cool Blue or Lucky Green.

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  • Green/Purple line down middle of Video via Skype

    Whenever I use Skype, the person I video call will have a greenish/purple stripe down the center of their picture. I to one back already thinking the LifeCam was defective. But this is doing it again. I have a Toshiba laptop, using wireless to go on line, WinXP. The cam itself shows me fine - when I use Skype my caller's and myself see the line. Thanks!

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-08-13

  • help

    does this webcam work with windows xp cause i tried installing it and got i cant install cause im not connected to the internet or the servers are down.. i tried it on my laptop with windows vista and it worked fine can someone pllleeeaasssee help me

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-09-24

  • problems between cam and messengers

    I just bought this webcam and I have tried to use it with windows live messenger and AIM but neither of them could detect the camera but when i use skype and yahoo messenger it works fine. any suggestions?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-08-15

  • Is the camera suppose to be really laggy for videos if we use it

    Is the camera suppose to be really laggy for videos if we use it on perhaps facebook or webcaming with other people because mines is really laggy. what do i do

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-02-04

  • HP DV6000 laptop user

    I have a hp pavilion dv6000 laptop. It has a dual core processor with 2Gb of RAM. Does anyone know whether there are likely to be any issues using the VX-5000 with this?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-02-02

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