• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

Microsoft USB LifeCam VX-5500 Webcam

Released on 11 August 2008

Manufacturer: Microsoft

4.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

No Listings are available for this product
With simple setup and one-touch calling, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 makes it easier than ever to see and hear your friends and family over the Internet.

Optimized for Windows Live
Windows Live Messenger lets you chat online via text, voice and video. Combine the features of Windows Live with the LifeCam VX-5500 for an unforgettable experience.

Interchangeable Faceplates
Extra faceplates let you customize with your favorite color.

Video Message
Send a video message to your contacts anywhere, anytime - even if they are not online. Send and receive video messages directly from your desktop using the exclusive LifeCam Video Message gadget.

Versatility & Mobility
Compatible with both PC or laptop; imminently mobile-folds flat to go with you whenever, and wherever, you want to use it-carrying case included.

World-Class VGA Optics
Your view is always amazing, and in focus at all times; auto-adjusts for low light conditions.

Noise Cancelling Microphone
Crystal-clear audio, built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation and echo cancellation

Windows Live Movie Maker
Start a movie project with one click, then upload widescreen video to social networking sites.

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Easily upload a photo that you can edit, tag, and share with friends and family.

Windows Live Call Button
It's simple to start video calls. One touch of the Windows Live Call Button lets you see who's online, and you're on your way to making a video call.

LifeCam Dashboard
Add special effects and control your webcam-all from the Windows Live Messenger window.

Video Effects
Discover a fun way to express yourself with these entertaining video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard.

Broad IM Compatibility
Works with: Windows Live, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, Skype.

3X Digital Zoom
The zoom delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile.

High Definition 1.3 Megapixel Still Photos
High Definition still photos show you in the best light

Attaches to Desktops and Notebooks
Fits on most monitors, including flat screens and notebooks, or sits directly on your desk.

Always Focused
The webcam is always in focus - no fine tuning needed. Focus depth of field is from 21" to 60".

Pan, Tilt and Zoom
The pan and tilt functionality make it a snap to capture the big picture, however you want to see it.
  • Product Description: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 - web camera
  • Device Type: Web camera
  • Camera: Colour
  • Interfaces: Hi-Speed USB
  • Audio Support: Yes : built-in microphone
  • System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

    Microsoft USB LifeCam VX-5500 Webcam

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Good Webcam but needing some tweeks

| | See all Malc4441's reviews (1)

To begin with, I use windows XP Home with SP2 for this webcam. Video images are good in both colour and focus but some blurring on fast movement was noted; this webcam runs at only 15 frames/sec. Performance in low light conditions, such as, artificial lighting was also good and I found the sound quality to be very good at all times. However, as stated in the title I was required to do some tweeking. The webcam seemed to produce jerky results on Skype yet seemed fine when viewed in the webcams provided software. In the end I cured the problem as follows; first I installed a webcam usb hotfix from microsoft, Windows XP KB899271-v4-x86-ENU, I downloaded V3.0 of the webcams software, the webcam comes with V2.0, and finally, I installed an older version of Skype V4.0.0.226, remembering to switch off the auto update to keep this version. This cured my problems and now the video is smooth. So in conclusion, a good webcam at a good price but needing some tweeking to obtain good results.

Rakuten’s Play.com is an online trading platform which enables third party sellers and buyers to negotiate and complete transactions via its Website. Rakuten’s Play.com is neither the buyer nor the seller of any items sold via its Website. Accordingly, Rakuten’s Play.com is not a party to the contract for sale between a buyer and seller and is not responsible for fulfilling and delivering orders, handling returns or processing refunds for purchases made.

The relevant seller’s terms and conditions apply to delivery, refunds and returns of any items sold via Rakuten’s Play.com. If you have specific questions, about a sellers delivery policy, returns policy or the return or refund of an item you should contact the relevant seller directly. You must comply with the seller's return policy in order to be eligible for any possible refund from the seller.

Whilst we have no obligation to mediate or to enforce or execute fulfilment of any contract, we want you to have a safe shopping experience and may intervene in certain circumstances to resolve an issue, in line with our FairPlay Guarantee. Please see our User Agreement for details.

Important Warning: It is your responsibility to check a seller’s delivery and returns policy prior to confirming an order.