good cheap webcam for macs

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by maise, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2003
    i recently switched to a brand new 15.2 powerbook, which had been problems with the actuall machine so far. One problem i do have is that my webcam is not compatible for macs. It was VEO. I need a wc that is compatible with messenger programs like yahoo messenger. I don't need something with amazing quality, just something that works well. Please let me what you think will work the best. Thanks for your help.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2003
    I have an economical logitec web cam on my P4, and an iSight on my G5. I can honestly say that although the iSight is more expensive, it is every penny worth it due to the autofocus, the ease of setup, and the fantastic video quality. Get the iSight, and you'll be really happy.

  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2003
    the isight is what i would want, but money definitely an object in my decision.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2003
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Keep in mind that any USB cam will not work with iChatav without a hack. I have a Logitech Quickcam 4000 and it works well with Yahoo messenger, but not even close to good as my girlfriend's iSight.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    How about the iBot Firewire cam...I think it's around $100 depending on where u get it. Not as good as the iSight, but less expensive and should work well with iChat AV and other messenger programs.
  7. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I've seen iBot and one other for about $100 as well. It doesn't include a microphone but iSight does.

    The USB webcams are really all that's available cheaply, but that's what you get. :rolleyes:

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