The VX-5000 is one of Microsoft's low-price
midrange LifeCam models. Microsoft's
LifeCam series cameras are an exceptional way to enhance Internet Communications. User’s can now share meaningful connections with friends and
family using sight and sound all through the convenience of the internet.
Through an existing USB connection,
a user can simply connect the LifeCam and after the quick install of the
Microsoft LifeCam software (included with purchase) the user will be ready to
share all of life’s experiences in real time video over the web. The VX-5000’s capability
is great for the price, but the LifeCam 2.0 software is AMAZING.
The LifeCam 2.0 software will be discussed later in this article, but using it
was the most fun the hardware-pacers staff had in a while. The webcam itself has
nice 640 x 480 pixel video (1.3 mega pixel still picture) and is a great functional home computer camera system.
The flexible rubber coated base is pretty cool as well and can be used to sit on
a desk, attach to a monitor, or shaped to many webcam positions.
• Microsoft Windows Vista
• Intel Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz (Pentium Dual Core 1.8 GHz recommended)
• 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
• 200-600 MB hard drive space
• Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
• Intel Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz (Intel Pentium® 4 3 GHz or higher recommended).
• 256 MB of RAM (500 MB recommended)
• 400-1250 MB hard drive space
• Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher
• 2 MB or higher video memory
• Windows-compatible speakers or headphones
• USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended). USB port 2.0 required for 1.3 MP and above
video capture resolution.
• CD-ROM drive
Additional Requirements for Internet
Functions (such as posting to Windows Live Spaces, sending e-mail or making
Broadband (cable, DSL or other) modem
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later browser software
for installation (users can maintain other default Web browsers afterward)