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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

1MP 1280 X 720 Clip/Stand Feb 2010
Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Mounting Type 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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5 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Webcam Reviews

Webcams made by Microsoft have an average rating of 85 out of 100, which is in the top 20% of all webcam brands that we have assessed.

USB Powered

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is USB powered, unlike most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 which are not USB powered.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all webcams of this age and type.

Across comparable types of webcam the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 do not have a zoom capability.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this type and age do not have a motion detector. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the LifeCam HD-5000, the LifeCam HD-5000 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The LifeCam HD-5000 is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam HD-5000 are also not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam HD-5000 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago do not have a snapshot button. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam HD-5000 is not full HD. Most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not full HD.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

Across all the webcams that are a comparable age to the LifeCam HD-5000 the minimum RAMs range from 32MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 360MB. When compared to other comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago, the minimum RAM of the LifeCam HD-5000 of 1,024 megabyte is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

At 1,536 megabyte, the LifeCam HD-5000 has a very big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000. The average minimum hard disk space of webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam HD-5000 is 380MB, and the minimum hard disk spaces range from 60MB to 1.6GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Price Has Increased by £1.99

The price of the LifeCam HD-5000 has increased by £1.99 in the last 59 days.

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market for over seven years.

Average Megapixel

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a pretty average megapixel (1 megapixel) compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam HD-5000.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Colour Depth
Diagonal Field of View
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution(s)
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Image Stabilizer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Required
Minimum System Requirements
Compatible Operating Systems
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Colour
Width (imperial)
Height (imperial)
Frequency Range

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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