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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam

1MP 1280 X 720 Jan 2010
Megapixel Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
Good brand
Features face tracking
Does not have a built-in microphone

Available used and from international sellers only

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Good Brand

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Performance

Features Face Tracking

The LifeCam HD-5000 features face tracking, as do most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to this webcam.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams which feature face tracking currently available including cheaper webcams such as the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack, or the A4Tech PK-635.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The video resolution of all webcams that were released around the same time as this webcam ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1600 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a zoom capability, as do most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might want to look at include the Sony PlayStation Eye ($5.99).

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Has an Auto Focus

The LifeCam HD-5000 has an auto focus, unlike most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as this webcam which do not have an auto focus.

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Has a Photo Feature

The LifeCam HD-5000 has a photo feature. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also have a photo feature.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 1 megapixel, the LifeCam HD-5000 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other webcams that have been around for a similar time to this webcam.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Sweex WC070 (2MP and cheaper), or the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack (5MP and cheaper) or the HP 2100 ($42.97) (1.3MP and higher rated).

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Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone which you might also want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam Studio ($59.19); or the Gembird A4-GWJ-800.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 does not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Microsoft webcam was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft 7nd00001ug, microsoft 7nd00003
Barcodes 00085370428483, 00885370002881, 00885370002898, 00885370002904, 00885370002911, 00885370428469, 00885370428476, 00885370428483, 03610170031277, 05052179124907, 08853700029046, 08853704284694, 08853704284762, 09858595327283

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