Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001 Limited Edition Webcam - GNF-00002

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Very good product

on 12/30/2011

Extremely good product. People have told about the auto focus being a problem; I dont disagree. But, it can be fixed and very easily. I am surprised people who mention about auto focus, did not find the solution. It's one of the properties of the webcam. You will need to install the software that comes with the webcam and then in the settings option on the webcam application you can uncheck the "Auto Focus" checkbox. That's it, simple as that. I would also like to thank the seller for the customer service they provided. Awesome to say the least!!! Immediately after I bought the product, the price tanked almost 40%. I contacted the seller, and although he was under no obligation to provide price protection, he gave me the refund.

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on 3/1/2012

The webcam itself is very nice. The picture quality is decent as is the video itself, although the auto-focus is annoying, but disabling the auto focus turned out to be easy enough (though you have to do do it everytime you use the camera). I used this particular webcam with the Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe and the program recognized the camera right away. The little stand is very flexible and looks to be sturdy enough that it will last a long time. It fits nicely on the top of my computer and also stands alone. The software will not download to my computer despite several tries, and even going to the actual website and downloading updates, etc. However, when I plugged the camera into my computer, it downloaded the appropriate drivers and I was able to use the camera (just not the software). Anyway, decent camera and well worth it if you can get it for under $20. The video is using the Claymation 3.0 program with auto-focus enabled.

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Product Overview

Get the HD webcam features you need to share each moment as it happens - at an affordable price. Available exclusively at Best Buy, the LifeCam HD 5001 offers a 720p HD sensor and automatically sharpens your images with Auto Focus, while TrueColor adjusts exposure for bright, vibrant footage. Plus, the widescreen presents a remarkably cinematic feel, right from your desktop or notebook PC.


Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# GNF-00002
SKU 215516021
UPC 885370039542
UPC 14 00885370039542
Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
Microphone Yes
Host Interface USB 2.0
Image Sensor CMOS
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Widescreen Yes
Product Type Webcam
Manufacturer Part Number GNF-00002
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Model HD-5001
Product Name LifeCam HD-5001 Webcam
Product Line LifeCam
Brand Name Microsoft
Focus Modes Auto-focus
Compatibility DesktopNotebook
Device Supported Computer
Country of Origin China
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS / REACH
Weight (Approximate) 3.40 oz
Color Black
Height 4.3"
Width 1.6"
Depth 1.5"
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
For Windows®-based PC:
Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher (Excluding Windows XP 64-bit); minimum: Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher, 1 GB of RAM; recommended: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz or higher, 2 GB of RAM
Hard Drive:
1.5 GB free
USB 2.0
Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
Broadband Internet access may be required for certain features. Local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply.
Internet functions also require:
Internet Explorer® 6/7/8 for installation; 25 MB hard-drive space typically required.
Multi-lingual Version
Product Attributes
Color Black
Color Class Black
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