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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000


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  • True 720p HD video: 720p sensor records true HD-quality video at up to 30 fps
  • Auto Focus: Images stay sharp and detailed even during close-ups
  • 16:9 widescreen: For cinematic video recording
  • TrueColor Technology: Automatically controls exposure for bright and colourful video
  • Optimized for Windows Live Messenger: Seamlessly integrated with Windows Live Messenger for easy setup and use
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandMicrosoft
Item Weight95 g
Product Dimensions3.8 x 4.1 x 10.9 cm
Item model number7ND-00003
  
Additional Information
ASINB0033AYIAW
Best Sellers Rank 31,426 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available2 Mar 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Stay sharp with Auto Focus. Share your life in detail, and record your favorite moments in 720p HD widescreen with the LifeCam HD-5000, featuring new TrueColor technology. Optimized for Windows Live and Windows 7, the LifeCam HD-5000 also works with Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype for video calls and messaging.

HD Done Right:

An HD webcam can mean the difference between a good experience and a great one. With cinematic 16:9 widescreen 720p- video, crystal-clear images with Auto Focus and bright and colorful video with TrueColor Technology, you won’t find another High Definition video experience like LifeCam Cinema, HD-5000, or HD-6000 for Notebooks.

Bright, Colorful Video with TrueColor Technology

TrueColor is an advanced technology that automatically delivers bright, colorful video under virtually all lighting conditions. It uses the power of the PC to intelligently analyze the scene and determine the optimal video settings even in low quality lighting.

True 720p HD Widescreen Video

With virtually all new computer displays shipping in 16:9 widescreen and social networking sites now accepting uploaded widescreen video, Microsoft HD LifeCams offer true 720p widescreen video capture at up to 30 frames per second. Which means you’ll be able to create higher quality widescreen webcam videos without having to worry about jerky frame speeds.




 
Sharp Close-ups

The auto-focus feature on the LifeCam Cinema works just like the auto-focus feature on your digital camera to keep your video sharp no matter how close an object is to the LifeCam. Perfect for showing small objects—such as a ring or a business card—up close. And Auto Focus is built right into the camera, so there’s never a need to adjust the focus by hand.

 

 


Additional Features:

  • Flexible monitor stand
  • 3-year limited warranty


Find a Webcam That's Right for You:

 
LifeCam Studio
Webcam LifeCam Studio LifeCam Cinema LifeCam HD-5000 LifeCam HD-6000 LifeCam HD-3000
High Definition Video - HD (High-Definition) is the best video resolution available, producing pictures with a higher level of detail than a standard webcam. Your video quality can be influenced by other factors that you can see in more detail below. 1080p HD
720p HD
720p HD
720p HD
720p HD
ClearFrame - ClearFrame technology automatically reduces grainy images and motion blur, capturing crisp, clean, true to life experiences which you can share with all of your friends and family, even if they can’t be there with you. Yes
Yes
     
Auto Focus - Works just like the auto-focus feature on your digital camera to keep your video sharp no matter how close an object is to the LifeCam. Perfect for showing small objects such as a ring or a business card – up close. Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Always Focused
Digital Zoom - Delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile 4x
5x
5x
5x
4x
Wide-Angle Lens - The 71 degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the pictures Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes
 
Built-In Microphone - A built-in unidirectional microphone cancels out acoustic noise and echo for crystal-clear audio High-Fidelity
Digital, Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Truecolour - This advanced technology automatically delivers bright, colourful video under virtually all lighting conditions. It uses the power of the PC to intelligently analyse the scene and determine the optima; video settings even in low lighting. Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes
 
Fits Laptops or PCs - The Laptop Grip is a compact design that can rotate 180 degrees in both directions for an all-around view, making it perfect for being on the go. The Universal Grip will bend and fix onto your laptop, desktop and notebook, and can even stand by itself. Fits All Fits All Fits All Laptops only Fits All

System Requirements:

  • Windows® 7/Windows Vista®/Windows XP (with Service Pack 3 or higher)
  • Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher and 1 GB of RAM (recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher and 2 GB of RAM)
  • 1.5 GB free space
  • CD-ROM
  • USB 2.0
 

Manufacturer's Description

Stay sharp with Auto Focus. Share your life in detail, and record your favorite moments in 720p HD widescreen with the LifeCam HD-5000, featuring new TrueColor technology. Optimized for Windows Live and Windows 7, the LifeCam HD-5000 also works with Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype for video calls and messaging.

HD Done Right:

An HD webcam can mean the difference between a good experience and a great one. With cinematic 16:9 widescreen 720p- video, crystal-clear images with Auto Focus and bright and colorful video with TrueColor Technology, you won’t find another High Definition video experience like LifeCam Cinema, HD-5000, or HD-6000 for Notebooks.

Bright, Colorful Video with TrueColor Technology

TrueColor is an advanced technology that automatically delivers bright, colorful video under virtually all lighting conditions. It uses the power of the PC to intelligently analyze the scene and determine the optimal video settings even in low quality lighting.

True 720p HD Widescreen Video

With virtually all new computer displays shipping in 16:9 widescreen and social networking sites now accepting uploaded widescreen video, Microsoft HD LifeCams offer true 720p widescreen video capture at up to 30 frames per second. Which means you’ll be able to create higher quality widescreen webcam videos without having to worry about jerky frame speeds.




 
Sharp Close-ups

The auto-focus feature on the LifeCam Cinema works just like the auto-focus feature on your digital camera to keep your video sharp no matter how close an object is to the LifeCam. Perfect for showing small objects—such as a ring or a business card—up close. And Auto Focus is built right into the camera, so there’s never a need to adjust the focus by hand.

 

 


Additional Features:

  • Flexible monitor stand
  • 3-year limited warranty


Find a Webcam That's Right for You:

 
LifeCam Studio
Webcam LifeCam Studio LifeCam Cinema LifeCam HD-5000 LifeCam HD-6000 LifeCam HD-3000
High Definition Video - HD (High-Definition) is the best video resolution available, producing pictures with a higher level of detail than a standard webcam. Your video quality can be influenced by other factors that you can see in more detail below. 1080p HD
720p HD
720p HD
720p HD
720p HD
ClearFrame - ClearFrame technology automatically reduces grainy images and motion blur, capturing crisp, clean, true to life experiences which you can share with all of your friends and family, even if they can’t be there with you. Yes
Yes
     
Auto Focus - Works just like the auto-focus feature on your digital camera to keep your video sharp no matter how close an object is to the LifeCam. Perfect for showing small objects such as a ring or a business card – up close. Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Always Focused
Digital Zoom - Delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile 4x
5x
5x
5x
4x
Wide-Angle Lens - The 71 degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the pictures Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes
 
Built-In Microphone - A built-in unidirectional microphone cancels out acoustic noise and echo for crystal-clear audio High-Fidelity
Digital, Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Noise-Cancelling
Truecolour - This advanced technology automatically delivers bright, colourful video under virtually all lighting conditions. It uses the power of the PC to intelligently analyse the scene and determine the optima; video settings even in low lighting. Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes
 
Fits Laptops or PCs - The Laptop Grip is a compact design that can rotate 180 degrees in both directions for an all-around view, making it perfect for being on the go. The Universal Grip will bend and fix onto your laptop, desktop and notebook, and can even stand by itself. Fits All Fits All Fits All Laptops only Fits All

System Requirements:

  • Windows® 7/Windows Vista®/Windows XP (with Service Pack 3 or higher)
  • Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher and 1 GB of RAM (recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher and 2 GB of RAM)
  • 1.5 GB free space
  • CD-ROM
  • USB 2.0
 


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Cs Henry on 1 Jan 2011
Bought this camera from [...] on a whim for [...]. I'm both a Mac and PC user. Works fine with both. I won't go on about the PC side as the software installs automatically with Windows 7 when its plugged in, so I'll concentrate on the Mac side.

It's detected fine, works with Photobooth and QuickTime X, records good quality video, though the file sizes from QT are large, nay, huge, but that's to be expected. The picture is stretched in Photobooth, but I strongly suspect this is Photobooth rather than the WebCam. I also installed the SpyCam software (trial) and the camera works fine with that as well, so I may use it as a CCTV camera occassionally.

The picture quality is very good with nice colours and sharpness, much better than the built in iSight on my MacBook Pro (and MacBook Air), though the autofocus can take a little while to settle.

Have not yet tested it with Skype or anything else, but looking forward to doing so.

The camera sits fine on the screens of the Mac's and my Alienware M11x R2, it doesn't wobble like I thought it would. One thing missing is a case, which is annoying. With the stand folded flat and the cable wrapped in the integral cable-tidy it can be stored in an old Oakley sunglasses microfibre softcase, a bonus of this is you've always got something on hand to clean the lens and the laptop screen.

At the price its a good bit of kit.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David on 29 Nov 2010
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This is a very feature rich webcam for the price.
Auto focus works well and the picture quality is very good for the resolution

The camera is actually smaller than it looks in the pictures and rather compact.
We were impressed enough to make it standard for any or our users that did not have a built in webcam in their laptops.( we are using MS office Communicator in house)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. O on 16 Nov 2010
This is an absolutely amazing product! It came swiftly to my address and was in sealed un-damaged packaging. The actual webcam itself was no disappointment. It records in Crystal Clear HD Format (720p) and was brilliant at that too. Overall I think the product is great and for the price, well worth it. I recommend to anyone looking for a webcam on a budget.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jian on 29 April 2011
Both visual and audio effect are very good. Software is easy to install.
Auto-focus speed is a little slow, and it's a little difficult to open the package.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M.R.P.Doyle on 9 Aug 2010
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This LifeCam was purchased after a visit to my brother who talked me into using skype to communicate with him and also our friends and family living overseas, the item duly arrived and with the enclosed instructions was set up and working with no problems encountered whatsoever, in fact simplicity itself, I am now enjoying live chats via skype with my friends and family with a very clearly defined image, and would certainly recommend it to anyone considering having a web cam.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Thompson on 27 Jan 2011
The webcam quality is above all I have seen in a long time, very happy with it. I did reset the auto focus from auto to user set as it kept searching and adjusting. I had a lot of problems with XP finding this, however, all can be avoided by not installing the microsoft software on the cd. Unless you have Vista or Windows 7 (I am assuming). Under XP it is recognised but the software will crash when started and MSN and Skype are unable to use it. Just plug it in and use it. Then it works. Microsoft website is the usual maze to find an answer and their help system even worse. I didn't buy from Amazon, but wish I had at this price. You can't go wrong!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By smeee on 15 Nov 2011
Yes this cam is good, but, as another reviewer said, it should have some sort of 'clip' to hold it in place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Wiafe on 3 Sep 2011
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I am using a PC, with Windows XP SP3. I needed a reasonably priced desktop webcam for use with MSN, Yahoo Messenger, Oovoo etc. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 fit this bill. After reading some of the reviews I was apprehensive about installing the software on the accompanying CD for fears of instability. This webcam is `plug and play' - needing no installation. The aforementioned cam utilizing chat software, will, or I should say, in my case did, recognize the cam without needing the CD. Nevertheless, I later installed the software, to see what improvements, if any, it might make. As far as quality or operational effectiveness, there was no change. The software on the CD is, essentially, just additional FX that it gives the cam user, for example, one can manipulate the face of the cam user or adorn themselves with a hat or glasses. Just a bit of fun really.

The stand is made of plastic material that can be adjusted in many ways. For example, it may even be flattened out, which, for me, was very useful as I can lay it flat on top of my monitor and if I could not, the camera may be too high up above me given the way I decided to arrange it.

The main issue I had was with the Auto focus. It can be excessive to the point of annoyance, refocusing every few seconds. However, this problem is solved simply by (via the LifeCam software) manually selecting `Settings' then `Properties' then, un-checking the "Auto" box in the "Focus" field or, via the chat software of your choice; selecting `webcam setting', then following the above steps.

Also, as this Cam does not come with its own lights, it cannot be used in a dark or not well illuminated room, if you expect to be seen. Hence, the four out of five stars.

These are my finding thus far and so I conclude saying, all in all it is a good webcam for the price.
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