Best webcam not named iSight

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  1. Swordsman macrumors newbie

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    Hello Mates,

    I'm in the market for a webcam right now. Does anyone have any suggestions? Of course, the iSight is one. But what I'd like to know is what's the best non-Apple webcam -- that can run on Panther. I want to stream images onto my website. Any help from people who have experience with this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Swordsman
     
  2. SPeedY_B macrumors newbie

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    Got an iSight myself and would recommend it, however a friend of mine recently bought a LogiTech "zoom" which apparently works with OSX quite well.

    Also the software we both use is EvoCam ( http://www.evological.com/ ) which you can FTP/LiveCast from.
     
  3. snofseth macrumors member

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    I think you can use video cameras so that would i guess produce a much better image becuase of the quality of the lense and things like that if you get or have a good one
     
  4. Swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Speedy, doesn't the Logitech Zoom come with its own software?
     
  5. simply258 macrumors regular

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    should i wait or buy an iSight ? cuz its been quite a while since it was released and im afraid if i buy it at what is quite a high price compared to similar cams apple would come out with an iSight 2 or Exteme or whatever.
     
  6. SPeedY_B macrumors newbie

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    Not to my knowledge, friends gone offline now so I can't ask at the moment.

    Most cam's if they come with software, it's usually only drivers (not needed for mac) and some rubbish image capture application anyway.
     
  7. Swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got a Logitech Zoom online. Thanks for the recommendation, Speedy. I'll let you guys know how it runs when it gets here and I have it set up.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    i've been told the iBot firewire webcam's pretty decent... http://www.orangemicro.com i think.

    but the iSight is nice...id prefer the iSight over anything else :) sheckshay, sleek, elegant...
     
  9. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    i sight will match your computer's decore.
     
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  11. Swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got a Logitech Zoom. But my PB17 isn't detecting it. Help???
     
  12. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    I think logitech zoom is a usb cam..SO it wont work on your pb as such. It only takes firewire cams. It may work if logitech gave you any drivers for mac, which I suspect not..
    And mate ..logitech sucks ..i got a joystick some days back which said mac on it..still it didnt have any drivers for mac and i had to return it..

    EDIT: NO I was wrong, logitech has mac drivers for zoom. goto logitech.com and click downloads..
    BUt i still stand on"logitech sucks" comment:D
     
  13. Swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it! Thanks!

    Now, how do I livecast with it? I'm using evocam...
     
  14. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    sorry i havent used evocam, so wont be able to help there..But I know that evocam uses ftp to upload images to any remote server..so may be you should just play around the controls anit or perhaps check out evocam website
    best of luck
    cheers
     
  15. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    I have had many (and still have) logitech products, and yet to have one problem with any of them. To me, logitech so far is one of the top companies.
    Although as for a webcam, Isight would be cool.
     
  16. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    ahh..dont worry about my comment..i am upset with logitech coz i couldnt get the joystick to work
     
  17. Swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fellas, I've got it up and running. It's great. Thanks for everyone who recommended Logitech as an alternative for the iSight. The quality is great. Also, evocam is awesome. So easy to use!

    Now, I'm curious to see how the iSight works.

    Best to all,
    Swordsman
     

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