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LifeCam VX-5000 (Green)
List Price: $49.99

Our Price: $34.85

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Product Description

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, featuring Windows Live compatibility, World Class VGA Optics, superior low-light performance and a fun flexible design. Share more experiences with family and friends. Entertaining video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard IM Compatibility - Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, & Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, Skype 3X Digital Zoom - delivers realistic, up-close & personal video Fits on most monitors, including flat screens & notebooks, or sits directly on your desk Always Focused - no fine-tuning needed, focus depth of field is from 21 to 60 Pan, Tilt & Zoom System Requirements - Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista Processor - Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz (XP Service Pack 2), Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (Vista) 256MB of RAM (XP Service Pack 2), 1 GB of RAM (Vista) Hard Drive - 400-1250 MB (XP Service Pack 2), 200-600 MB (Vista) Broadband Internet access required Available USB 1.1 port CD-ROM drive Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth, 2 MB video memory Manufacturer's 3-year warranty

  • World Class VGA Optics - see more clearly with 2x the light collection than regular VGA optics
  • Superior Low-light Performance - auto-adjusts for low-light conditions
  • Bend, fold & shape the flexible base for the best angle on laptop screens, flat panels & traditional monitors
  • Take 1.3 megapixel photos to share with friends & family
  • Built-in microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity

Customer Reviews:

  • microsoft web cam
    i ordered this item and am very pleased with it delivery was a little long but product works great!!!...more info
  • good little webcam
    pretty good webcam, small, compact and easy to use! quality is decent enough for normal use....more info
  • Works great
    In less than 10 minutes was up and running Google Talk and talked to someone in NY from So. Carolina as easy as if he was next door. Recommended....more info
  • Great Webcam
    Works great. Audio fine also. Downloading software took about 20 minutes but besides that installation was a breeze. Works great with Skype.Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (Red)...more info
  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 with Microsoft bloated software.
    Got this cam for my son and we both agree that we like the Logitech cams better. The main reason is the built-in connectivity to the Microsoft Live Messenger and all the extra adware "bloat" that is installed. Just more crud-ware that takes extra time to remove or disable on your system. The picture is average and does not look as good as the logitech cam that we have connected to another PC(both are 1.3 megapixel). If not for the great price here on Amazon we would have never even considered buying this cam. ...more info
  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (Red) review
    Pro: Great Price, Very good picture quality (even in low light), built in mic also works fine
    Con: Add on software is slow and very basic
    Overall: It works as CNet and other tech site stated: great webcam for the price range but webcam application that comes with it isn't anything special but it does the job. Works fine with MS Instant Messanger for video conferencing. I use it for online video chat with family over sea without any issues. I would recommend it...more info
  • Great for the price
    I bought this webcam for video chat and it is quite sufficient. I've tested it on Windows XP and Vista and it works with both. For the price, I went ahead and bought a second one. My only negative comment is that the software is nothing special. Also the resolution is 640x480, which isn't a problem for webchat, but might be an issue for more demanding applications. ...more info
  • Excellent webcam
    I don't use this camera for professional proposes, only to video chatting with friends and family; the quality is really good, I has nice specials effects. I recommend it for everyone looking for an standard camera....more info
  • microsoft lifecam vx-5000 review

    Generally I have been satisfied with this webcam, but needed Skype to make it work as the CD sent with the lifecam failed to load onto my computer. Microsoft lifecam works reasonably well, but I believe the image could be wider to make it more encompassing. Good Amazon price.

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  • LifeCam VX-5000 Works as advertised
    The software was easy to install and worked great the first time. Image quality is excellent. Not much more I can say....more info
  • Very reasonably priced, easy to work, and useful
    Retails for $49.99 and I purchased it for under $20. We couldn't be happier with the product. It works perfectly to communicate long distance and see relatives online....more info
  • Look, there's my grandson
    I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work exactly as I want it too, but it did let us see the grandbaby in real time, which was great....more info
  • High quality for a low price
    My hope for a webcam is that it works well without me having to think about it. I don't have a webcam to enjoy the intricacies of gadgets and software. I have one so that I can easily stay in contact with others, and occasionally do video at my computer.

    Awhile back I got a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000. While it worked well, it seemed like the software was particularly bloated and I never quite felt everything was working as easy as it should. It's a good webcam, but I thought there must be something better and simpler.

    I got this microsoft webcam to see how it would compare. Not only is it a 1/3 of the price, it's also a 1/3 of the hassle, and has better functioning. The logitech would always take a while for face recognition. This LifeCam does not even show any lag in identifying a face. The low light ability is much better and overall I think this cheaper webcam works much better. Add the fact the LifeCam is much more flexible for a variety of computers and settings and I think my Logitech might be retired or handed off.

    I suspect the audio is better on the Logitech but not significantly so. I definitely recommend the LifeCam for anyone who is looking for a basic, not too many frills, webcam for general use. It is simple to use and it works as well as others I've seen. ...more info
  • Pretty Decent
    This is a decent webcam. It comes with lots of fun features like little cartoons you can add to your video or cool distortions.

    My only problems are that whenever I turn off my lappie or unplug the camera, the camera is no longer recognized on my lappie until I restart it. The other thing is that it is an MSN camera, and any time you adjust the camera you have to be careful because there's a button on top that initiates MSN webchat. ...more info
  • Unreasonably long setup, but does what it says on the box
    Set aside a decent amount of time to get started with this camera, as installing the software took nearly an hour on a reasonably fast computer. The installer doesn't give any time estimates, and the progress meter fills up and resets probably a dozen times during the course of the installation, so you have no idea how far in you actually are.

    Once installed, though, the camera and software seem reasonably simple. Press the button on top of the camera and it launches MSN Messenger and asks you which of your contacts with whom you'd like to initiate a video chat. Quick and easy....more info
  • LifeCam VX-5000
    Have no fear buying this webcam if the following is all you are looking for......
    1. It's dirt simple to use and requires no focus from 2' thru 10'
    2. The bendable clip adjusts to fit every possible situation but when it's setting on a flat surface like a desktop it is very unstable. Why, because the wire going to it weighs more than the webcam itself and it flops all over the place. It is great if it is cliped onto something like a laptop or flat screen monitor. The video quality is perfact for general purpose viewing. I would buy again if the price is right. I paid below $20 each for two of them. My grandbaby looks great!...more info
  • Small camera, great picture
    Got this for my grandkids and they got it working with no problem and it has an excellent picture and sound. Now we talk and see each other at least weekly. So much better than just a phone call....more info
  • Talk and see your family and friends
    Microsoft LifeCam X-5000 S/N:9252300291721. This web cam works beautifully. Sometime it does freeze, but I'm not sure whether that's due to the product or my computer. I've enjoyed visiting with my family who live far away from me, it's just like being in the same room with them....more info
  • Works well, but...
    Well, this Microsoft Cam has a good picture, works well with multiple programs, but...

    Mine seems to want to cut the audio from the Mic if the computer gets even remotely busy. I have to switch to another mic, then switch back to the one on the unit.

    Good camera for the price though....more info
  • A great low cost
    My girlfriend and I both got this cam and both LOVE it! The video and sound quality is fantastic. Driver and software were easy to install and have work flawlessly. Base is bendy allowing for great versatility in placement....more info
  • great web cam
    This little web cam was priced right and does everything I need to see and converse with family. Good picture and audio plus easy hook up. I'm very pleased with it. And once it's working, there is no cost to use it and have long "face to face" visits via internet....more info
  • Solid webcam, nothing fancy
    This is the first webcam I've owned. It is more than sufficient for video-calls with my fiance. Installation was a breeze and worked with skype and gmail chat right away. The picture is not cinema quality, but it is good for having paid $30 for it. The stand is a little awkward, but it balances on my laptop screen alright, although it wouldn't last long if I was moving around alot.
    Overall, this is a great webcam for the price....more info
  • Very pleased
    Webcam arrived sooner than expected. Fast and easy installation. Works well with Vista & Skype....more info
  • Works great with skype for linux & windows
    Great little webcam with included mic. Works great with skype in linux(ubuntu 9.04), vista & windows 7 RC....more info
  • Works great
    The video cam works very nicely. There was no problem in using it and the picture is very clear. Sound is great as well. I am not a computer guru, so the ease of use was extremely important. I would buy another one. ...more info
  • Nice Webcam
    Form Factor : 5
    Picture Quality : 4
    Lifecam software(special effects) : 5
    Video Quality : 3 (motion blur)

    Overall excellent camera for the price. ...more info