The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 is the next step in the line of Microsoft webcams. Although the VX-5000 certainly has a couple novel features, each new entry is more a refinement of previous cameras with better video quality, better audio quality, higher resolutions, better colors, etc. As such, the VX-5000 attempts to improve upon the formula by offering high resolution photos, VGA resolution video, a noise-canceling microphone among other features.
The LifeCam’s performance should appeal to all but the most hardcore and its price of $49.95 MSRP won’t break the bank either. Its design also offers an interesting new take on a camera base that makes it easy to place in most places and tilt at most angles… the video chat quality, moldable base and small footprint make this camera a great buy for anyone.