Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000
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Microsoft LofeCam VX-5000
Frank Boeheim, Amazon
1 January 2014
Summary: This camera is a piece of crap!!! It crashed my computer over and over again. I had to disconnect it, uninstall the software, back up my files, then reload the operating system from scratch to stop this horrible camera from crashing my computer. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOU VALUE YOUR COMPUTER!!!!
Summary: Since we bought the camera to use it for skype connection we always have trouble with it. It works for 1 week and next week it just stop working. We contacted Microsoft support team who tried to help but then they told us the camera might not be compatible with our computer (PC XP).
Summary: Product did not work out of the box. Messed around a couple of hours to no avail. Sent it back and got a prompt refund from Amazon. Ended up buying a Logitec which installed easily and performs great. My advice is to remember that you get what you pay for.
Summary: I was looking for a simple camera to use with Skype to see my new grandson. This webcam had a lot of four and five star reviews so I bought it. The software installation was a nightmare on my XP machine and it just didn't work. I went back and reviewed all of the one star reviews and learned that everyone using XP had the same problem. Add one more to the list. The story doesn't end there. It took hours to install and hours to uninstall.
Drivers are Horrible and Buggy...Camera never worked
geodec "Neil", Amazon
19 February 2010
Summary: This webcam never worked for me. After installing the software my Windows XP system constantly froze or slowed down. The video only worked briefly within the Lifecam application, but never on Skype or Microsoft's Instant Messenger. I never had these issues with Logitech devices.
Summary: OK Video, and OK sound, but consider the following problems: (1) Nearly impossible to stabilize on a laptop screen. The worst mounting design I've ever seen on an add-on device. (2) Comes with a ton of junk software. Totally insulting. They apparently consider webcam users idiots. (3) The wide angle isn't wide. If you put it on a laptop, it will not be usable for more than one person on your side. So it is essentially a single user WebCam.