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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 Webcam (Blue)


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  • 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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 18.4 x 8.3 cm ; 295 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: RKA-00002
  • ASIN: B0019FLRT8
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 1 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,330 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 features Windows Live compatibility, world class VGA optics, superior low-light performance and a fun flexible design. Share more experiences with family and friends.

From the Manufacturer

Overview:

Sharp Video, Clear Sound, and Easy Online Photo Swapping

Share more

  • Swap and share photos live during a video call
  • Windows Live™ call button for use with Windows Live Messenger.
   
Hear more
  • Crystal-clear audio
  • Built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation
  • Echo cancellation*

See more clearly

  • World-class VGA optics
  • Auto-adjusts for low-light conditions
  • Pan, tilt, zoom**
  • Always focused***
   
Fun, Flexible Base
  • Bend, fold and shape the flexible base for the best angle on laptop screens, flat panels and traditional monitors.

* Echo cancellation available with Windows Vista, Windows Live Messenger, and Microsoft® Office Communicator.
** Not available when previewing and capturing video at 640 × 480 esolution.
*** Focus depth of field from 21" to 60".

   

System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista®
    • Intel Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz (Pentium Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher recommended)
    • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended), 200–600 MB Hard Drive
  • or Windows® XP
    • Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz (Pentium Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher recommended)
    • 256 MB of RAM (500 MB recommended), 400–1250 MB Hard Drive300 MB free
  • Sound card with Windows compatible speakers or headphones
  • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • CD drive
  • Internet functions (post to Windows Live™ Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls) also require: Broadband (cable, DSL, or other) modem
   

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Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. S. McKay on March 29 2009
We received the cam very quickly and it is working way beyond what we expected. It fits on top of our moniter very well and it can be moved so well.The picture we receive is crystal clear just wonderful.Extremely pleased with your purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Smith on Oct. 26 2009
Very happy with the camera and less expensive than the stores in town. I maybe could have spent more and got something that didn't lag at all, but more than adequate for what I need (skypeing!). Shipping was fast and free - awesome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By F. Ayala on June 1 2010
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Really good cam! Very clear view, and the adds are fun to play with. Recommended, and price is good also!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. Punch on Nov. 22 2009
Delivery was very fast. The lifecam picture quality and sound seems very good. I bought this lifecam to talk with my son overseas, and it seems to be doing what its supposed to so far. Would recommend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By beebop on Nov. 7 2009
A very easy plug-and-play camera. It seems solid. However, the image quality is merely adequate and the software that comes with it for Microsoft chat doesn't install for me.
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By Tio Juan on Jan. 26 2011
I am not a rabid MS fan, but this camera/microphone gizmo works great. I bought a pair for my niece and elderly sister in the great white north. Totally plug'n'play; MS Vista & MS 7 auto-magically loaded all of the requisite drivers. Highly recommended for Skype use. There are, obviously, many other choices, but this model is the best that I could find considering cost, quality, utility and, other user reviews.

An MS Fan hardware when they really deserve it.
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The camera itself is good. The microphone is also quite performant.

Software wise, it jus works ! The noise/echo reduction works well.

The Flexible Base is however disappointing. Not really sturdy and not compatible with all flat screen displays. Big bezels or thick frame screens do not work with this webcam.
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