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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 model is a high-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual in-home use.

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Pros

Good video quality for the price

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Good quality microphone

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Compact and portable

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Innovative adjustable stand

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Capable at all basic functions

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Simple to setup, plug and play

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Windows only - no Mac OS X support

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Possible flickering with fluorescent lighting and 60Hz mode, can be fixed by adjusting to 50Hz

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Bundled software can be irritating, software is designed for youths

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 model is a high-end desktop webcam designed specifically for casual in-home use, but it can also be used while on the go and during travel. The VX-5000 supports VGA (640 x 480px) photos and videos at 30 frames per second. The VX-5000 lens has a 3x digital zoom, and a focus depth from 21"-60". Boasting several quick access features such as one touch blogging through Windows Live Spaces, a Windows Live call button and a special photo swap function which allows quick access to an internet video call, the VX-5000 includes a built-in microphone for audio.

The VX-5000 webcam also includes additional features such as a flexible base that can bend, fold and shape to fit on any type of computer screen, special video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard, a Microsoft 3 year limited warranty, and broad IM compatibility (Works with: Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, and Skype). The webcam exterior is also available in three different colors; Fire Red, Cool Blue or Lucky Green.

Features
  • Camera: 3x digital zoom, world class VGA optics, and focus depth of 21"-60"
  • High resolution 640 x 480 pixel videos at 30 frames per second
  • Takes High-res (640 x 480) still photos
  • Automatic audio control with built in microphone
  • Flexible base that can conform to any shape; enables custom fit on any computer monitor even laptops
  • One touch blogging, Windows Live call button, Photo Swap and internet video call features
  • Includes built in special video effects through lifecam dashboard software
  • Available in three separate colors: Fire Red, Cool Blue, and Lucky Green
  • Microsoft 3 year limited warranty
  • Broad IM compatibility; Works with: Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, and Skype
System Requirements
  • Windows Vista® or Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
  • Intel Pentium®4 1.8 GHz (Pentium 4.3 or higher recommended) or higher
  • 256 MB of RAM or higher (500MB recommended)
  • 400–1250 MB  hard drive space free
  • Broadband Internet access required
  • USB 1.1 port or higher (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher, 2 MB or more video memory
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later browser software required for installation
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