Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (Blue) comparison

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Logitech C510 HD

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Price $99 at 1 store $44 at 1 store $24 to $57 at 14 stores $29 at 1 store $139 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: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews 3.0 stars out of 62 reviews
Release date May 13, 2008 July 30, 2010 July 30, 2010 May 13, 2008 June 28, 2007
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 Logitech HD Webcam C310 installs quickly and easily, works seamlessly with video chat programs like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Chat, and even takes high-quality 5-megapixel snapshots for less money than its competitors. If you're in the market for an aftermarket Webcam, the Logitech HD Webcam C310 is your best bet. 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 QuickCam Pro 9000 offers a winning combination of stellar image quality, easy-to-use software, and a sturdy, stable stand. It's our Webcam pick for desktop and laptop users alike.

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
Snap-shot button
USB 2.0 compatibility
RightSound technology
Skype compatible
Adaptive lighting
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
RightLight 2 technology
RightSound technology
Automatic face tracking technology
Skype compatible
Video input type Info unavailable Webcam
Info unavailable Webcam
Info unavailable
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 XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Lens Iris Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable F/2.0
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
CMOS - 2,000,000 pixels
Camera Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
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
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech Vid HD
Drivers & Utilities
Logitech QuickCam
Logitech Video Effects
Drivers & Utilities
Localization English / United States
Info unavailable Canada
English / United States
English
French
Gross sensor resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2,000,000 pixels
Digital Zoom 4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
Info unavailable
Color Cool blue
Info unavailable Info unavailable Fire red
Info unavailable
Focal Length Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.7 mm
Focus Adjustment (min distance 19.7 in )
Info unavailable Info unavailable (min distance 19.7 in )
Automatic
Battery Info unavailable None
None
Info unavailable None
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
1 x USB cable - 5 ft
1 x USB cable - Integrated - 6 ft
1 x USB cable - 6 ft
Weight 3.4 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.4 oz
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.8 in x 1.8 in x 4 in
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Included Accessories Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Flat panel monitor clip
Product Description Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 - Web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C510 - Web camera
Logitech HD Webcam C310 - Web camera
Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 - Web camera
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Web camera
Device Type Web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Web camera
Web camera - Fixed
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable Info unavailable CMOS
CMOS
Environmental Parameters (operating) 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 °F - 104 °F ; 5 - 80% relative humidity
Info unavailable
Audio Support Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
Yes : Built-in microphone
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