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Microsoft-lifecam-vx-5500.867309
8.0 out of 10

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500

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Overall 8
8.0

Very easy and nice.

Big Guy, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this after watching the film review. It is easy to install and use and has been working great for me. When I play pc games my friends and I can chat during them thanks to this web cam which has been delightful. I would recommend it to anyone who isn't very computer knowledgeable. I admit the multi colored camera covers are a bit silly but hey, no harm done.
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Overall 10
10

Great camera!

Rodney Heath, Amazon
8 June 2013
  • Summary: This is a nice little camera for using Skype etc... It even has 3 different colors for the face plate. Great buy for the money. I would recommend this.
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Overall 10
10

Works well on Mac with Mountain Lion

MaryLee Perkins, Amazon
26 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my son's older Windows laptop, but found that it works well on the Mac mini in my office. The audio is very good and those who see me via Skype say that the picture is good. Now son has a new laptop with a built in camera, and I get to keep this Lifecam Vx-5500. Several people in my company have these same cameras and everybody likes them, but I'm the only person using it on a Mac.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broken

Busyb "TheBoss", Amazon
9 December 2012
  • Summary: I wish I would have returned this. I had it for a week and it broke. Also you cant hear anything out of the mic.
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Overall 10
10

Hello China...

LoriC, Amazon
18 November 2012
  • Summary: Bought this when my son moved to China for a year so we could still communicate online. Had no complaints and it worked fine for what I purchased it for. Installation/set-up was a breeze.
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Overall 2
2.0

DON'T DO IT !!!

Nicholas J. Koppy, Amazon
31 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this webcam a few days ago, based on the strength of its positive reviews. Not sure if I got a defective example or if the thing is actually THIS bad. It WON'T white-balance! If I move -even slightly- while I'm on camera, the image washes completely out, and I become a faint outline on a screen that is totally blown out. I'm sitting about 2 feet away from the camera.
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Overall 10
10

A good basic webcam

Athos, Amazon
22 October 2011
  • Summary: this webcam is a great buy if like me, all you want is to video chat with your family and friends, but you don't care if it's an HD picture. the microphone does pick up some background sound though. my friend sometimes complain they can hear others talking.
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Overall 10
10

It was a great gift.

Donna Gibson, Amazon
15 February 2011
  • Summary: I got this for my son for his borthday so I could see my granddaughter and it works great and he really likes it.
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Overall 10
10

WebCam for use with Skype

Jim Jones, Amazon
11 February 2011
  • Summary: Have only used the Cam a few times but I'm completely satisfied with it. Had a minor problem with the installation, mostly me, but when finally set up it functions great.
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Overall 2
2.0

Image flickers

Cheng, Amazon
31 January 2011
  • Summary: I followed the instruction to install the software and connect the webcam. But the image I got from the webcam flickered, regardless of which messenger I used (e.g., Windows Live, Gmail, and Skype). I went to Microsoft's support website and downloaded the update, which did not solve the problem. I do not recommend this webcam; the sound quality is not consistent either. Also, I bought it from a third party here, which made it impossible to return.
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