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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

1MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Feb 2010
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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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4 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Webcam Reviews

Webcams produced by Microsoft generally have good reviews.

USB Powered

The LifeCam HD-5000 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeCam HD-5000 which are not USB powered.

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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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Quite Long Cable Length

The average cable length of similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago is 1.9m. With a cable length of 1.829 meters, the LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the longer cable lengths amongst comparable spec webcams of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a motion detector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other low megapixel webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the LifeCam HD-5000 have a built-in microphone, however the LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other low megapixel webcams that were launched more than two years ago, the LifeCam HD-5000 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the LifeCam HD-5000 is not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this spec and age also do not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

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

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Not Full HD

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

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Heavy

At 96.5 grams, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeCam HD-5000. The lightest webcam that is a comparable age to the LifeCam HD-5000 is 0.35g heavy, the heaviest is 480g, and the average weight is 100g.

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Quite Big Minimum RAM

With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has one of the bigger minimum RAMs amongst low megapixel webcams of this age. Similar spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the LifeCam HD-5000 have minimum RAMs of between 32MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 380MB.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other comparable spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the minimum hard disk space of the LifeCam HD-5000 of 1,536 megabyte is one of the biggest. Low megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago have minimum hard disk spaces of between 130MB and 1.6GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 360MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a fairly average maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

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

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 has a maximum video resolution of 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
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
Frequency Range
Packaging Data

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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