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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

£59.99
1MP 1280 X 720 Jan 2010
Megapixel Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
Good brand
Features face tracking
Does not have a built-in microphone
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,396 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Microsoft webcams and found that on average Microsoft has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Microsoft has good reviews specifically for its webcams. 88% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Seven Years Ago

Microsoft released the LifeCam HD-5000 in January 2010.


Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as this webcam.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think the Foscam FI8918W (£56.99); or the Tenda C30, or the Logitech B910 HD (£53.35) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to this webcam, the LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in flash.

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Performance

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, as do most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to this webcam.

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Average Megapixel

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a relatively average megapixel (1 megapixel) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to this webcam.

If you would prefer a webcam with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD (£69.38) (8MP and higher rated); or the iMicro IM210 (1.3MP and cheaper), or the Logitech B910 HD (£53.35) (5MP and cheaper).

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the 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. Across all webcams that came out more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability. Most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to this webcam also have a zoom capability.

Alternative webcams with a zoom capability currently available which you might want to consider include the Tenda C30 which is cheaper.

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Has an Auto Focus

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has an auto focus, unlike most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an auto focus.

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Has a Photo Feature

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a photo feature. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to this webcam also have a photo feature.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft 7nd00001ug, microsoft 7nd00003
Barcodes 00085370428483, 00885370002881, 00885370002898, 00885370002904, 00885370002911, 00885370428469, 00885370428476, 00885370428483, 03610170031277, 05052179124907, 08853700029046, 08853704284694, 08853704284762, 09858595327283

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review Sources

To prepare this Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review we compared this webcam to 282 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,192 product attributes, 14,371 webcam reviews and 717,600 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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