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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

£64.99
£36.34 £29 cheaper than 26 days ago
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Lanoc.org Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended
A multi award winning but only middle of the road value for money 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with poor features
1280 X 720 Pixels No No 1MP Jan 2010
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review

With very good reviews but representing average value for money, we have ranked the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 number 40 in best selling webcams and number 89 across all webcams.
79
Reviews
56 Reviews + 6 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
21
Features
Missing Some Features
23
Age
8 Years Old
46
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 56 reviews. This webcam has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Lanoc.org plus two other sites and a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However this Microsoft webcam has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, product quality and it is robust.
The LifeCam HD-5000 is missing some features:
Not full HD
Very low megapixel
Does not have a built-in microphone

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £64.99 to £36.34 in the last 26 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

This webcam has received six awards from experts.

This Microsoft webcam received a "Recommended" award from websites Lanoc.org, PC Advisor.co.uk and Dinside.no/data all of whom said that this webcam was very good.

Another two expert review sites both endorsed this webcam. The writer at website Hardware.info gave this Microsoft webcam a "Silver Award" and said it was very good and review website Hardwareluxx.de gave it a "Value for Money" award and thought that it provided a good bang for your buck.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this webcam was very good. This was from Digital Versus who gave it an "5 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk this Microsoft webcam has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, LifeCam HD-5000 owners rated this webcam 74%.

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Microsoft Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,815 user and expert reviews (including 774 verified purchases), Microsoft has very good reviews for its webcams. 89% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 concluded that it was good value for money.

  • Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions…
    Cnet.com September 2010
  • A very good product for a very decent price…

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners said in their reviews that it was well made.

  • The high resolution is supported by the built in auto focus to give a near perfect picture all of the time…
    Lanoc.org February 2011
  • Other than that its a really nice solid board…

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this Microsoft webcam was great for its price.

Satisfactory Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 58% of webcams, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. At [price] it seems like great value for money overall.

Price Has Gone Down by £29 (44%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 of $18.99 (£26.18) in the United States. That's a saving of £10.16.

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Age

Released Over Eight Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since January 2010.

Features

1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on webcams.

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Not Full HD

The LifeCam HD-5000 is not full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 67% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Very Low Megapixel

Webcams have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel is 3MP. The megapixel of the LifeCam HD-5000 of only 1MP is lower than average when compared to most other webcams. It is in the lowest 17% of all webcams when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in microphone. 86% of webcams do have a built-in microphone.

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Features Face Tracking

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, which is unusual. 86% of webcams do not feature face tracking.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability, unlike 80% of webcams which do not have a zoom capability.

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam HD-5000 has an auto focus, unlike 76% of webcams which do not have an auto focus.

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1280 X 800 Still Image Resolution

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768. The resolution of all webcams ranges from 320x240 (worst) to 2560 x 2048 (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

microsoft comujhzg52evse, microsoft 0885370428476, microsoft 7nd00014, microsoft 7nd00002, microsoft 7nd00013

Barcodes:

00085370428483, 00885370002881, 00885370002898, 00885370002904, 00885370002911, 00885370428469, 00885370428476, 00885370428483, 03610170031277, 04054319097387, 05052179124907, 05053313219701, 08853700029046, 08853704284694, 08853704284762, 09858595327283

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