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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

1MP 30fps Sep 2012
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking 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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10 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Microsoft low megapixel count webcams have good ratings on average and across all webcams Microsoft is one of the better rated brands.

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that came out more than two years ago do not feature face tracking.

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USB Powered

The LifeCam HD-5000 is USB powered. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam HD-5000 also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the LifeCam HD-5000 do not have a zoom capability.

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Fairly Long Cable Length

Webcams of this spec and age have cable lengths of between 0.73m and 5.7m, and the average cable length is 1.8m. With a cable length of 1.829 meters, the LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the longer cable lengths amongst webcams of this age.

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Very Long Cord Length

When compared to other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years, the cord length of the LifeCam HD-5000 of 1.8 meters is one of the longest. Across all the webcams that were released more than two years ago the cord lengths range from 1.3m to 1.8m.

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Very Narrow

Webcams of this spec and age have widths of between 1.1" and 9", and the average width is 2.7". The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is one of the narrower similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago (only 1.61 inches) amongst webcams of this age.

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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 comparable spec webcams that have been around for more than two years.

This webcam's resolution at capture speed (1280×720@30fps) is in fact the best resolution at capture speed amongst all low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the LifeCam HD-5000.

A 640x480@30fps resolution at capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speed across similar types of webcam.

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Very Narrow

Across all the low megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-5000 the widths range from 15mm to 700mm. With a width of only 40.8 millimeters, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is one of the narrower webcams of a comparable age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000 amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the LifeCam HD-5000, the LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a motion detector.

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Not Mac Compatible

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is not Mac compatible. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the LifeCam HD-5000 are also not Mac compatible.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were launched around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000, the LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of a comparable age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000 do not have a night mode. The LifeCam HD-5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the LifeCam HD-5000, the LifeCam HD-5000 is not Full HD.

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Heavy

Low megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 have weights of between 0.35g and 480g. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is one of the heavier webcams of a comparable spec and age to the LifeCam HD-5000 (96.5 grams) amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The smallest minimum RAM of webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000 is 32MB and the biggest is 1.1GB. At 1,024 megabyte, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a quite big minimum RAM compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the LifeCam HD-5000.

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Quite Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

Webcams of this age and spec have minimum hard disk space of between 130MB and 1.6GB. The LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the bigger minimum hard disk space (1,536 megabyte) amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a relatively average maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Microsoft released the LifeCam HD-5000.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many low megapixel count webcams that were launched around the same time as 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 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
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Windows Operating System
Colour Depth
Diagonal Field of View
Focus Adjustment
Digital Zoom
Normal Focusing Range
Still Image Resolution
Supported Video Mode
Resolution At Capture Speed
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Mount
Colour
Interface
Certification
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Cord Length
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Mac Compatible
Manual Focus
Minimum System Requirement
Operating System
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Width
Height
Depth
Viewing Angle
Frequency Range
Packaging Data
Bundled Software

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
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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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