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7.2
4 reviews
  • Video quality
    6.6
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0

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6.3
3 reviews
  • Video quality | 2 comments
    7.3
  • Sound quality
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.7
7.0
CNET Sep 22, 2010

Offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock Webcams. We recommend it to anyone looking for a smoother video chat experience.

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8.0
PC Advisor May 3, 2012

Ideal for families, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 ensures PC users can capture good quality HD video, while also having some fun with the images and video they shoot.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Jun 21, 2010

All things considered the Microsoft HD-5000 delivers some nice features for the money, however the autofocus is somewhat quirky and the HD may leave your PC puffed out.

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6.0
About Apr 23, 2012

The HD-5000 seems to come with all the right things -- and I give it high marks for its light and color features -- but I just couldn’t get past that Auto Focus problem. If high-def is important enough to you to shell out the extra dough, don’t skimp and get stuck with a frustrating experience.

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5.0
subotin subotin

Nice 720p HD video quality at 30 fr/second, flexible base sits firmly on hard surfaces; LifeCam desktop software offers fun 3D video effects. Jumpy auto-focus during video recording , especially in low light conditions incompatible with Mac OS (it can not be used without software which...

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8.0
Ryudo Ryudo

Got it to replace my Lifecam 5000. Only issue is the sound seems worse as people have a harder time hearing me on it. Tho really nice picture quality.

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