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Product Information
Click and record high definition photos and videos with the Microsoft HD-5000. This web camera boasts TrueColor technology that automatically controls light exposure for quality pictures. The Microsoft web camera also offers 16: 9 widescreen video recording option for capturing cinema-like videos. This web camera has a USB connector which makes it easy to connect to a desktop or a notebook. The Microsoft HD-5000 is compatible with Windows OS and IM such as Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live, Skype, and more. This Microsoft web camera is integrated with high quality microphone that lets you have crystal clear conversations.

Product Identifiers
BrandMicrosoft
ModelHD-5000
MPN7ND00001
UPC878587001563, 885370002881, 885370239591, 885370428469, 885370428476, 999991625104

Key Features
Web Camera TypePersonal Web Camera
Interface TypeUSB 2.0
Video Capture Resolution1280 x 720
Digital Video Capture Speed30 frames per second

Included Features
VoIP FeaturesAOL Instant Messenger, Skype Certified, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger

Miscellaneous
Platform SearchPC

eBay Product ID: EPID82231253

Reviews & Research

Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 92 user reviews

91%

of customers recommend this product

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Created: 09/03/10

Microsoft HD-5000 Web Cam Review

My girlfriend and I are living aboard from each other. We use Micrasoft HD-5000 Web cameras for a video chat. This camera provides a great quality image in High definition 720P. It is good enough to see a birth mark on a person's skin. The only problem seems to get in the way is the minimum system requirements for this Web cam. It requires you to have a dual core CUP for a full HD image. In case if the processor is not powerful enough, the camera will just work in lover resolution. This camera also supports a true color technology and an auto focus lenses. The "True Color" is very helpful to transmit a real color of the image. The auto focus lenses will automatically focus on your face, however after a while this will become annoying, because the lenses will always change it's focus and temporary mess up the picture.
After all I do recommend this product .

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Created: 06/21/11

HD video at a good price, versatile clip, strong color and light performanc

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The Bad: Auto Focus on crack

Performance

As with most webcams nowadays, the LifeCam HD-5000 is set up to be plug and play, so no software downloads are necessary. If you choose to download Microsoft’s accompanying software, it will download simply by plugging the USB cord into the port.
The first thing that’s noticeable is webcam’s Auto Focus. The feature is on hyper-drive -- any sudden movements (a wave, standing up) causes the device to refocus. The refocusing is not instant – it could take four to five seconds to completely refocus. While this may not sound like much, it becomes extremely annoying extremely quickly, and it relegates the device for uses like video chat only -- not creating video content. The higher you set the resolution, the more of a capture delay you experience, and the Auto Focus was triggered even more frequently.

For video chatting, the most optimal setting seemed to be 640 x 360; however, leaving it at this setting completely negates the purpose behind buying an HD webcam. Raising the resolution obviously results in a clearer picture, but unless you’re a statue when you chat, that Auto Focus re-jiggering can be tough to swallow.
You can take 4-megapixel still photos with the HD-5000.
Light and Colors

Testing the webcam in both daylight (with light streaming from just a small window) and nighttime (with a single desk lamp) proved the HD-5000 adept at handling various lighting environments.
Likewise, the colors reproduction demonstrated as even and accurate in the various lighting. The webcam boasts Microsoft’s new TrueColor Technology, and if you use the company’s software, you have free reign to adjust such things as brightness, contrast, saturation and white balance, among other things.

(Note: How vivid the colors appear can be affected by the type of monitor or laptop display you have.)

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Created: 01/02/11

Not the best choice...

Microsoft HD-5000 Web Cam
Microsoft HD-5000 Web Cam



He does not like it. It has a very fuzzy photo, and nothing he can do sharpens the picture.
When I see him on line/skype, it is very fuzzy out of focus. When I go to his house, I will check to see
if I can make it better and if I can't I will sell it on craigs list and find him something else logitech.
At this point it was not worth what I paid for it... When I bought a webcam for my computer, I bought a Logitech
and it has not been any problem.
Rozann Osborn

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Created: 01/05/11

Pretty Good

Bought this as a present for my parents and brother who webchat on Skype (since he is overseas). The camera presents great quality, however, we did not get to use the full HD functionality because Skype is not compatible with HD video on my dad's computer, so I can't comment on that. I can say that the color and autozoom is amazing and way better than what they were using.

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Created: 12/06/10

Awesome webcam.

Awesome quality.

The price was really low, and the HD part really made me want to buy it.

There's an easy to use button that quickly gets me video-chatting with friends on MSN.

The Skype quality is great, and the mic is awesome.

A must buy for a webcam.

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