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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

1MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Jan 2010
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Get the HD webcam features you need to share each moment as it happens at a reasonable price. The LifeCam HD-5000 offers a 720p HD sensor and automatically sharpens your images with Auto Focus,... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,135 owner and expert reviews, Microsoft has good reviews for its webcams. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel count webcams compared to other brands.

Features Face Tracking

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, unlike most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 which do not feature face tracking.

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USB Powered

Unlike most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-5000 which are not USB powered, the LifeCam HD-5000 is USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000.

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other webcams of this age and spec which do not have a zoom capability, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability.

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Fairly Long Cable Length

The cable lengths of webcams that are a comparable age to the LifeCam HD-5000 range from 0.73m to 5.7m. The LifeCam HD-5000 has a quite long cable length (1.829 meters) compared to most of the other webcams of this age and type.

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Very Long Cord Length

With a cord length of 1.8 meters, the LifeCam HD-5000 has a very long cord length compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-5000. The shortest cord length of low megapixel count webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeCam HD-5000 is 1.3m, the longest is 1.8m, and the average cord length is 1.5m.

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1280×720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed which is better than the 640x480@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to it.

A 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed is actually the best resolution at capture speed across all low megapixel count webcams that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of webcam the worst resolution at capture speed is 640x480@30fps.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest low megapixel count webcam that has been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 is 12mm wide, the widest is 700mm, and the average width is 80mm. At only 40.8 millimeters, the LifeCam HD-5000 is quite narrow compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Not Mac Compatible

The LifeCam HD-5000 is not Mac compatible. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LifeCam HD-5000 are also not Mac compatible.

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Pricey

We think this Microsoft webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of this type and age. The cheapeast comparable spec webcam that has been around for more than two years that we found costs £6 and the most expensive costs £444.

Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been available for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-5000 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam HD-5000 is not Full HD. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for more than two years are also not Full HD.

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Heavy

The lightest low megapixel count webcam that came out around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 is 0.35g heavy and the heaviest is 480g. With a weight of 96.5 grams, the LifeCam HD-5000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Minimum RAM

The minimum RAM of low megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 range from 32MB to 1.1GB. With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the bigger minimum RAM amongst comparable spec webcams of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

With a minimum hard disk space of 1,536 megabyte, the LifeCam HD-5000 has a quite big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000. Low megapixel count webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeCam HD-5000 have minimum hard disk space of between 130MB and 1.6GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 410MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this low megapixel count webcam was released.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the LifeCam HD-5000 has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Windows Operating System
Colour Depth
Diagonal Field of View
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Mode
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
LED Indicator
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Frequency Range
Packaging Data

Expert Reviews

23 September 2011
Captures video up to 1280 720 pixels and 30 frames per second (fps) or still images at a resolution of 4Mp
720p HD video quality at 30 frames per second, flexible base sits firmly on hard surfaces
Inexpensive
LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects
Automatic focusing
Bright lighting will result in light-flare
Jumpy auto-focus during video recording
CPU hog at higher resolutions
Incompatible with Mac OS
Image overexposed in low light, detail lost

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 September 2015 by Cesar H.

The five stars apply only and only if the CPU and 128GB RAM are guarateed to work...

Nice poweful board
I got this motherboard to replace the disappointing MSI GODlike Motherboard. This motherboard is awesome. I am able to reach 4.6 GHz stable on my 5960X with just 1.26 Vcore. My Quad Titans are getting
The standard 99 features are great, 12x SATA, lots of USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1, etc. My last board, an ASUS 99 Deluxe had problems with USB ports from the start, ports would stop working and I'd have
Good board. does everything i need it to do
Works well with Linux- Ubuntu Mate
It woul be nice if the manufacturer clarify how to install 128Gb of RAM with Core 7 (LG 2011- 3) CPU which DOES NOT SUPPORT 128GB. Please, if manufacturer claims that this motherboard can handle 128G
Is it with Xeon CPUs If so say it please. Is it with server memory
If you need to do triple GPU, MSI nor any manufacturer does not have single SLI bridge for that, you may end up using 2 short and 1 long SLI bridge. If you are doing quad GPU, one of the USB 3.0 socke
There is one thing that I feel is kind of important and neglected by MSI. The last bios for this board was released in march of 2015. If I had known that before I purchased I don't know if I would hav
Spacing is tight. specially if you have a bigger video card that you are trying to fit into the top pci-e slot

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