Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500
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Pretty sturdy, cheap webcam
20 August 2015
Summary: I've had this webcam for about five years now and use it every now and then when i need to chat with people overseas. It isn't the best HD quality but it works! it isn't blurry. the one thing is that even with the stand being versatile, it doesn't have a firm grip onto the laptop so if you move the...
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.
Summary: I have had no problems with this webcam and think it works great. It was super easy to install and use. The picture quality is not perfect, but I expected that when I bought it as it is not a very expensive webcam.
Summary: While it's true that you get what you pay for, I was surprised at how easy to use this camera was for its price. It installed just with Plug and Play so there was no software needed, no drivers to download, etc. As for picture quality, it's alright. Not amazing...
Summary: My friends on Skype marvel at the picture, so much better than with the 1000. Problem is, I have to use an external microphone to broadcast my voice. I have contacted microsoft for help, Dell for help with Vista, both without any help or suggestions, and still the microphone in the 5500 will not...
Summary: I sent this cam to my mother. She is not technically inclined and had a friend with some knowledge install this for her. Works fine with just Windows 7 driver and skype so now we can talk face to face!
Summary: Very good webcam for the price I payed ([...] w/free shipping). The clarity is great, microphone is very clear and picks up sound like a champ. Has spoiled my girlfriend in skype conversations. Only thing that irks me a bit about it is the microphone stays on when I don't want it to.
Summary: I admit that I have not used a webcam in many years. This one was relatively easy to set up, and I use it on Skype to talk with family. The image quality is just mediocre, but perhaps my expectations were too high. I plan on getting another one which hopefully has clearer images.