Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
|1280 X 720 Pixels||No||No||1MP||Jan 2010|
|Maximum Video Resolution||Full HD||Built-In Microphone||Megapixel||Release Date|
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
|56 Reviews + 6 Awards|
|Missing Some Features|
|8 Years Old|
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:
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 In-Depth Analysis
Six Industry Awards
This webcam has received six awards from experts.
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
Average Owner Reviews
On average, LifeCam HD-5000 owners rated this webcam 74%.
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…
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.
Fit for purpose…
Offers high quality video and good audio…
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…
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%)
The price has dropped from £64.99 to £36.34 in the last 26 days.to be notified when the price changes.
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.
Released Over Eight Years Ago
This webcam has been on the market since January 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Features Face Tracking
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, which is unusual. 86% of webcams do not feature face tracking.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability, unlike 80% of webcams which do not have a zoom capability.
Has an Auto Focus
The LifeCam HD-5000 has an auto focus, unlike 76% of webcams which do not have an auto focus.
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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