Microsoft LifeCam VX5500, £13.49 Delivered @ Amazon
Microsoft LifeCam VX5500, £13.49 Delivered @ Amazon

Microsoft LifeCam VX5500, £13.49 Delivered @ Amazon

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Easily exchange video mail with Window Live!
Send a video mail to anyone, anywhere, anytime
Interchangeable face plates
Video effects facial exaggerations, filters, 3D accessories
Crystal-clear audio
Unidirectional microphone
Always focused
Auto-adjusts for low-light conditions


ignore the rrp other retailers sell this at about £30 so have some heat.

Thanks - looks good, ordered.

Anyone know the specs for this cam, looks like a good deal.

Here are the specs iv found...and also Iv read loads of reviews and all of them are pretty positive

While exchangeable faceplates and imminent mobility may be nice to have, they don't help you have a stutter free video conference or clearer audio, so let's take a look at the product specs to see how things stack up.

Imaging Features

VGA CMOS sensor technology

Motion Video: 640X480 pixel resolution
Still Image: 1.3 megapixel interpolated

Field of View
55° diagonal field of view

Imaging Features
Digital pan, digital tilt, vertical tilt, and swivel pan, and 4x digital zoom
Fixed focus from 0.5 m to 1.5m
Automatic image adjustment with manual override

Product Feature Performance

Audio Features
Integrated microphone and noise cancellation

Microphone technology
Unidirectional noise cancelling microphone

Mounting Features
Desktop display mounting hardware

Storage Temperature & Humidity
-40 °F (-40 °C) to 140 °F (60 °C) at
Operating Temperature & Humidity
32° F (0° C) to 104 °F (40 °C) at

Seems a good deal so think il order one

I currently have the VX-3000 and just by looking at the specs posted above the VX-5500 does not look much different.


o Use Microsoft's LifeCam VX-3000, compatible with Windows Live Messenger, to communicate with friends and family as if they were in the room with you
o Digital webcam delivers 1.3 megapixel photo resolution
o Microsoft LifeCam has built-in microphone
o Simply press the Windows Live call button and select an online contact to start a video conversation
o 71-degree wide angle lens ensures no one gets left out of the picture
o Automatic image adjustment with manual overwrite
o Automatic face tracking
o Manual focus
o Video resolution: 1.3 megapixels (640 x 480 pixels)
o Photo resolution: 5.0 megapixels (1280 x 960 pixels interpolated)
o Video: 30 fps
o Lens: Wide-angle lens
o Zoom: 2x digital zoom
o Connectivity: High-speed USB
o Microphone: Built-in unidirectional microphone
o Instant messenger compatibility: All leading instant messaging software
o Pan, tilt, zoom control: Supported
o Built-in USB cable length: 6 feet
o Brand-new webcam comes in bulk type packaging

However for first time cam buyers this would be a good deal :P

Excellent price... This is a great camera

One ot the best cams ever! Ordered!

H&R added.

its a shame HD webcams like this: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…-50

are still so expensive

Got a VX5000 and very impressed with it.

Heat added and ordered another for my son.

Good price, good spec, hot!

I had the 1000 version of this and the problem is that if you are using a laptop they don't attach very well and keep falling off. This one looks the same ?

I'm interested in this but have a laptop. Anyone else have any reviews on this, especially in relation to laptop usage ?


2M HP one at same price in Tesco is better as, this is only 0.3MP

This might be a dumb question, but what does "face tracking" actually mean? I'm assuming the camera doesn't have a pivoting head that lets it automatically follow you around the room...

it went up to £17.41

Nice camera, but took me all evening to install the software. If you have problems - driver not digitally signed, and install hanging using the supplied driver on the CD, have a look on the net for the Beta version of Lifecam.3 driver. That worked for me, using XP.
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