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LifeCam HD-5000 ANNOYANCE: Turn off Auto-Focus

I’m sure the reason why you’ve stumbled upon this article was due to the horrendous auto-focus feature of Microsoft LifeCam’s.


I like Microsoft’s LifeCams, picture quality is very good but not in low light environments. However, the auto-focus is feature is irritating when recording.


  1. Open the LifeCam Dashboard
  2. Uncheck TruColor
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Click on the Camera Control tab
  5. Uncheck the box next to Focus under Auto
  6. Click Apply (to save your changes)

You can also follow the advice from the video below. This quick video will show you how to turn OFF the auto-focus on your Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 web camera. It’s all in the LifeCam Dashboard! This should work for any webcam that uses Lifecam software.



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