Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (Red) comparison

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Logitech C510 HD

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Price $29 at 1 store $49 at 1 store $26 at 1 store $41 at 1 store $49 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date May 13, 2008 July 30, 2010 March 20, 2010 March 27, 2010 September 09, 2008
The Bottom Line Despite its uninspired software, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 proves its worth with outstanding image quality, a funky and useful design, and low price. The Logitech C510 HD Webcam is an inexpensive solution for computers that don't come with built-in cameras. Its 2-megapixel sensor takes 8-megapixel snapshots, and 720p HD video performs well with video-chatting programs like Skype, Google Chat, and Windows Live Messenger. With a handful of extra features like one-click uploads to YouTube or Facebook and fun video effects, the Logitech HD Webcam C510 is a worthwhile buy. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks offers impressive HD video output quality and excellent sound definition over previous models for an overall smooth video-chatting experience, but the continual autofocus feature can be distracting to your chat partner. Nevertheless, we recommend the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, if you have the proper system requirements. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Web camera offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock Webcams. We recommend it to anyone looking for a smoother video chat experience. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 is a well designed, affordable Webcam with excellent image quality.

Basic specs

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Features Adaptive lighting
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
RightLight 2 technology
Face Recognition
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
Progressive scanning
TrueColor Technology
TrueColor Technology
Skype compatible
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Video input type Webcam
Webcam
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System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
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Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable 1.1 in 2.4 in
1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
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Package Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Retail
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Connectivity Technology Wired
Info unavailable Wired
Wired
Wired
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Localization English / United States
Info unavailable United States
United States
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Digital Zoom 4 x
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Color Fire red
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Silver
Focus Adjustment (min distance 19.7 in )
Info unavailable Automatic
Automatic
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Battery Info unavailable None
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Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
1 x USB cable
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
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Weight 3.4 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.4 oz
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable 1.1 in x 2.4 in
1.6 in x 1.5 in x 4.3 in
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Included Accessories Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blue interchangeable faceplate
White interchangeable faceplate
Red interchangeable faceplate
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 - Web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C510 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 - Notebook web camera
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 - Web camera
Device Type Web camera
Web camera
Notebook web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
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Environmental Parameters (operating) 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% (non-condensing) relative humidity
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Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Info unavailable Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
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