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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
|58 Reviews + 6 Awards|
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|4 Great Features|
|7 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 62?
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 2017.
The LifeCam HD-5000 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Has an auto focus
Does not have a built-in microphone
Very low megapixel
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 In-Depth Analysis
Six Industry Awards
Expert review sites really like this webcam and have given it six awards.
An additional two expert review sites endorsed this webcam. The editor of website Hardware.info thought that this Microsoft webcam was great and gave it a "Silver Award" and it received a "Value for Money" award from review site Hardwareluxx.de who thought it provided a good bang for your buck.
The editor of one other expert review site said that this webcam was very good. This Microsoft webcam received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.
Expert Reviews Are Average
User Reviews Are Average
Based on 42 user reviews this Microsoft webcam has an average user rating of 75 out of 100.
Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams
Based on 1,845 user and expert reviews (including 275 verified purchases), Microsoft has good reviews for its webcams. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically within its webcams range. 90% of those that bought a Microsoft webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Two people who reviewed it 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…
Superior Product Quality
Two customers who bought this webcam wrote that it was good quality.
Offers high quality video and good audio…
Fit for purpose…
Two owners wrote in their reviews that this webcam 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…
Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone
The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other comparable spec webcams that came out around the same time as this webcam.
Very Low Megapixel
The lowest megapixel of webcams that have been available for around the same time as this webcam is 0.3MP, the highest is 20MP, and the average megapixel is 2.7MP. With a megapixel of only 1 megapixel, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the lower megapixels amongst webcams of this age.
1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the Microsoft 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 common video resolution. Across all new webcams the best video resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.
Has an Auto Focus
The LifeCam HD-5000 has an auto focus, as do most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as this webcam.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability, as do most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to this webcam.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other new webcams also do not have a built-in flash.
Not Full HD
This webcam is not full HD.
Features Face Tracking
The LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, as do most of the other latest webcams.
Released Over Seven Years Ago
This Microsoft webcam has been on the market since January 2010.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review Sources
To prepare this Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review we compared this webcam to 100 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 41,325 product attributes, 15,258 webcam reviews and 696,000 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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