Operating System: Windows¬Æ 7, Windows Vista¬Æ or Windows¬Æ XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 is a webcam manufactured by Microsoft. This webcam is specifically optimized for Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger. It has a photo swap feature which lets users exchange pictures in real time right in window of the video call via the Windows Live Messenger. This webcam also has a built in Windows Live Call Button which allows users to view who's currently online and make a video call. The LifeCam VX-5000 also employs a LifeCam Dashboard for controlling the webcam and adding special effects right from the window of the Windows Live Messenger. It also has a One Touch Blogging feature which provides users with a way of uploading their pictures into their Windows Live Spaces blog with a single mouse click.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 renders high definition pictures and videos. It features wide angle lens at 71 degrees, a built in microphone and a universal attachment base for easily attaching the webcam to the monitor. This webcam also offers 3X digital zoom, a pan and tilt feature for capturing big photos and a long cable 6 feet in length to give users room to move. The LifeCam also boasts of a capture capability of up to 30 fps (frames per sec), a video sensor, USB 2 for faster connection speed and Automatic Face Tracking software. Its Device Stage application on the other hand can be used by users to access typical tasks. The LifeCam is compatible with Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, Microsoft Office Communicator and AOL Instant Messenger. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Integrated Webcam errors before installing any driver updates.