Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (USB, 640×480)

Multimedia LifeCam, Microsoft, USB, Webcam

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (USB, 640×480)
Linux compatibility:
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 
Minimum: £ 10.00 
Maximum: £ 65.56  
Updated: 25/05/2016 16:15

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 is a USB webcam with a resolution of 640×480 pixel (i.e., 1,3 megapixel) and has the USB ID 045e:0728:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:0728 Microsoft Corp.

The camera is fully supported by Linux (e.g. since Ubuntu 10.04) thanks to the UVC drivers. The kernel module uvcvideo is automatically loaded during system start-up:

uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (045e:0728)
input: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 as /devices/ssb0:1/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input0

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
NAME=Gentoo 4.0.4-gentoo-gbx-test - 09/06/2015

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