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7.8 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

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Overall 6

Microsoft Life Cam VX 5500 Review

26 March 2009
  • Summary: Overall, the Life Cam VX 5500 comes across as a decent audio-visual solution for people who want to flaunt their style in basic utility peripherals. However, remember that it doesn't have features like manual focusing and motion detection, which other manufacturers (Logitech and Creative) are incorporating in their webcams in the same price range.
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Overall 7

A webcam for your mum.

Good Gear Guide.au
12 March 2009
  • Summary: The VX-5500 is a basic little webcam that offers decent sound and image quality. It’s not the most versatile webcam on the market, but it gets the job done for a semi-reasonable price. Of course, the same thing can be said of every other Microsoft model. A less than essential purchase.
  • Pros: Good low-light performance, 3-D face-tracking, appealingly low-key design
  • Cons: Only suited to flat surfaces, face plates are a bit bland, incompatible with Macs
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