Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review

Posted on Feb 22 2011 - 6:25am by Lisa C.


Lifecam HD-5000

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is basically the desktop version of the LifeCam HD-6000 (on the right) notebook webcam with some slight differences.  For about $25 you can get a high-def 720p webcam that does 16:9 widescreen.  This will blow away most, system included, webcams by a large margin.  The LifeCam HD-5000 also comes with some pretty

cool software that allows for 3D video overlays and effects.  What we hoped would be one of the best features struggles a bit, the auto-focus.  For some reason, we are not alone here, the auto-focus tends to jump around from time-to-time struggling to get a focused picture.  Doesn't happen enough to be a major problem.

The design of the LifeCam HD-5000 has a glossy black housing with a Windows Messenger button on the top.  The swivel feature on the HD-6000 is removed from the HD-5000.

Long story short, for about $25 this webcam does a great job.

Leave A Response