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Microsoft - LifeCam VX-5000 - Red-Angle_Standard

Microsoft - LifeCam VX-5000 - Red

Model: VX-5000SKU: 8921107

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    Posted
    tank440

    Researched online for weeks to purchase a couple of web cams to communicate visually with family out of state and thought this would be a good choice, ie, price and ease of use, the Windows Live Call button specifically. However upon installation found software wouldn't work at all, it will work using Windows Live, Aim, and Yahoo Messenger, but all the features and bells and whistles won't work without the Software it comes with. After spending 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support, yes I actually got through to a live person, the agent looked at my system specs and then told me that there is a compatability issue with the software and the amount of ram I have. I am running an Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 with 2.34ghz per processor and 8 gb DDR2 of ram. He said that the software WILL NOT work with anything over 5gb DDR2 of ram. He also told me that Microsoft has known about this for WEEKS! I have never heard of such a thing, too much ram. The box says system requirements for Vista of 2gb ram doesnt say anything about a cap. Neither does it say anything about this on their website. If you are running a computer with ram between 2gb and 5gb DDR2, I'm sure you will have no problems and be happy with it. But if you have a comp with over 5gb DDR2 or anything with DDR3, you might want to look at another brand of webcam as the agent also told me ALL of their webcams use the same software LifeCam 3.0

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind-Blowing

    Posted
    SlimShorty719

    I suggest you buy this as soon as you can. Firstly, the microphone records better than a SAMSON mic I bought. Recording is close to Hollywood-Recording Studio I'd say. I'm in a house with 3 barking dogs, and 2 kids, and the audio doesn't pick up any screaming or barking at all. Very Impressive Microsoft! Now the video....It's pretty strong, but I do encounter a little bit of chips and lag from time to time. I use it to record my own raps, they come out perfect. It would take a machete to scratch this thing too. Of corse that doesn't mean take out a ninja blade but, its pretty strong and has a high endurance for "drops and plops". Great for business trip meetings, calling home. The software that came with it is great too. I haven't used the Live™ Version yet, but I suggest you all try it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    Posted
    JC315

    Well I recently had taken back my HP Premium webcam because the auto focus was horrible and never focused properly. When we got to the store one of the workers said they had this camera and it was perfect video quality. This is true if you sit approximately 1 foot in front of the camera. However, if you move back any further than that it becomes poorly focused and never adjusts. We traded this in on the Logitech MP webcam for 54.99. It was about $10 more than the Microsoft VX-5000 and the same price as the HP Premium webcam on sale. The picture quality of the Logitech is 100 times better than either of the previous two webcams we tried. The microsoft is definately better than the HP in my opinion but neither are better than the Logitech. Oh all three of these cameras are being installed on my AMD Quad core computer running Vista 64-bit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT

    Posted
    PukaShell28

    My built-in laptop camera really sucked so I bought this one because I use Microsoft messenger every day. I use this webcam to chat with my BF in Missouri and he was amazed at the clarity. The effects are really fun! The image can get a tad glitchy if your chatting online with a bad internet connection. The webcam was very easy to set up (i have windows 7 64-bit), but when I installed it, it told me it needed driver update so it searched for it online and installed it with ease and rather quickly. The flexible stand it comes with is pretty cool too. Microphone is also very good :) ALL-IN-ALL A VERY GOOD BUY.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    mh32

    I had no idea what kind of web cam to get for my desktop so I checked CNET and this one was top ranked. I couldn't be happier with it. It's by far the best value out there - I paid $32.99. Works great in low light condition, adjust the frame rate and movement is as smooth as TV. As for the install time, I have just a typical Acer desktop and it took approx 25 minutes to load the software, plug in the camera and to dial in the settings. At first I was a little concerned about how it would fit on top of my thin monitor with the unusual mounting strip, but it works great. Its a bendable black "tacky" rubber strip that can rest very securely on top of a thin monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VX-5000 Disappointing

    Posted
    Weird

    Easy to install and easy to use. Special effects work online with Windows Live ONLY will not work with AIM or Yahoo Messenger Special effects work only offline in not using Windows Live MicroCrap strikes again Looks like if you want to use special effects you had better want to use Windows Live or you are out of luck. Will most likely give or sell this unit to someone else and get better webcam such as Logitech - QuickCam Communicate MP Webcam This webcam works with them all Friend has one and works great Suggest you purchase Logitech - QuickCam Communicate MP Webcam unless you are in love with Microsoft

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice webcam

    Posted
    ElectronicGadgets

    This is a very good Webcam.It is extremely easy to install, and has a better than average parts and labor guarantee through Microsoft. The audio and visual is really good. It has some nice extras. The price could have been a little bit better, considering that the HD webcam's are only a few dollars more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The last webcam!

    Posted
    Seva

    This is probably the best webcam i have ever bought! It has great sound quality, and great video. This works smoothly will Live messenger, and skype. I also used this as a microphone, and it worked great! I would defiantly recommend this to people who need a webcam, or want to upgrade one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

    Posted
    susanvl

    This is a great camera! The installation was very easy and it is very easy to use. The clarity is great! We use it to talk to the in-laws in Florida. This one also has a built-in microphone. We got this under a BOGO deal, so it was about the same price as the Logitect one that didn't have a built in microphone, so it was a great deal. I would definitely recommend this camera to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    mcpapa

    For the money it's good, also bought two HP webcams as well, and people tell me the picture is a little better on this one. Kept freeze framing though until I uninstalled the software and simply plugged the camera in. XP had the drivers and although it isn't quite as flexible as with the included software, at least it works well now and doesen't freeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE

    Posted
    Grandma2010

    This camera would not work on Vista. Microsoft told me that security is too high. No resolution offered by Microsoft. Also, would not function with Internet Explorer 8. I have seen this camera working on Windows XP with lower versions of Internet Explorer with no problem. Microsoft support told me to return camera to store for refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great value for the money

    Posted
    simpleman153

    i have two of these now. the first i purchased for my desktop was a Logitech and the video quality was terrible. when i purchased my lap-top it did'nt have a web-cam so i purchased this web-cam for it and liked it so well that i purchased another for my desk top and removed the logitech. oh by the way, this web-cam was also $20.00 cheaper and with better quality also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great WebCam

    Posted
    Jim506

    Bought this on sale for $34+ shipping. The next week it was listed at BB for $50. For home use this list price is to high. My brother-in-law bought a MS webcam, but a cheaper model and it works just as good. Audio is great. I am about 2ft from the webcam and I talk normally. If you can get this webcam on sale buy it. Or wait until it goes on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    Stephanie92

    For the low price it is a good camera. It took me 5 minutes to hook up...and that is good since i am horrid at computers. It does cut out alot...the sound does not work at all from my end and it freezes every few minutes and takes a while for it to come back. The cool effects are awesome tho. I would def. recamend this to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with this camera

    Posted
    Zorrliza

    Got this camera as my daughter who lives in Oregon wanted to Skype. The camera was easy to figure out, easy to use. Nice clear picture when we Skype. Good experience with this reasonably priced camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We LOVE it!

    Posted
    mrsrolandi

    We love this camera. It was easy to use and we have had no problems with it at all. We Skype to Italy all of the time and it works great for all of our video calls. I love the fact that we can basically mount the camera in any position. All in all a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strange product

    Posted
    kaiyo

    Installation for this product is bad, you must be connected to the internet to install it and if you don't want microsoft to take certain details about ur pc don't install it....other than that pic quality is ok, it's flexible and overall its ok, i just plugged and played and it works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for the price

    Posted
    JR4SJ

    I found the camera easy to set up and install. Works well with all programs we have used so far. Have been able to do webinars with it. I did have to tape the rubber grip to the top of the monitor once we had it in position as it seemed to want to move a little.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for a great price

    Posted
    sac123

    I researched all the different webcams before purchase and this is the best choice for the best price. You don't lose the quality and you get a great value. Easy set-up is also a plus, especially for those who aren't very technologically savy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Easy and works great

    Posted
    Skreegs1251

    Once the software downloaded I was up and using this camera in about 1 minute. It was awesome to hook up with family 700 miles away and my kids just loved it. After all the research and questions I definitely made the right decision in getting this webam. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend