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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 8
8.0

Really great quality for the price

Tracy, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great picture and price to match!"

Sonnym715, CNET
23 December 2010
  • Pros: The picture and sound sound quality is very good. Another plus is it also has a good picture even in low-light conditions, which wasn't the case with my Logitech camera. Set-up was a snap!
  • Cons: I really don't have any negatives with this webcam.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very god web cam, especially for the money.

DATCAT1, Amazon
21 December 2010
  • Summary: Very good web cam for the money. Not the very best picture in the world, but definately worth the money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy And Good Enough For the Price

Chris Cade "Your Partner In Transformation", Amazon
10 December 2010
  • 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... and not as good as the on-board camera on my other laptop. Still, it's more than adequate for our purposes which is to just have a quick cam we can use for skype while I'm traveling.
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Overall 8
8.0

Use on Skype

Mike Braverman, Amazon
17 November 2010
  • 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 work. It was worth it to get a better picture, but I am stumped about the voice.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very decent webcam for the price!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 October 2010
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

LifeCam

Exulthius, Amazon
11 October 2010
  • 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. I play WoW and use ventrilo quite a bit, and the microphone will stay on when out of any application that would run the webcam, and the microphone will pick up my voice along with my headset...
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Overall 8
8.0

LifeCam VX-5500

WorkingMom, Amazon
4 October 2010
  • Summary: Product works well, no problems with installation. I did expect more with the picture quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty decent webcam

MCW, Amazon
3 May 2010
  • 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.
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