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Microsoft-lifecam-vx-5000.32720966
7.9 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000

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Overall 2
2.0

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!!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

not compatible

Zenzen, Amazon
11 March 2011
  • 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).
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Overall 2
2.0

Did not work out of the box.

Peter Deminsky "hunter", Amazon
11 October 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this cam for the holidays, and am soo dissappointed. The cam freezes up ever so often and the audio is almost non-existent.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this cam for the holidays, and am soo dissappointed. The cam freezes up ever so often and the audio is almost non-existent.
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Overall 1
1.0

"The Microsoft LiveCam nightmare"

gadgetman788, CNET
16 July 2010
  • Pros: None - okay I have to enter at least ten characters, so here it goes: junk, trash, garbage, waste of time, waste of money, doesn't work, crashes, crashes the computer.
  • Cons: Installed, tried to run. Immediately crashed. Nothing but crashed. " .. has encountered a problem and needs to close ..." Never got past that. Windows XP.
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Overall 2
2.0

LifeCam vx-5000

J. hui, Amazon
15 April 2010
  • Summary: Don't buy it. You will waste your time. After 4 days trying to install it without any success, I have to return it.
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Overall 2
2.0

XP buyer beware!!!

T. Brown, Amazon
25 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shameful

zemes, Amazon
13 February 2010
  • 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.
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