Suitable webcams

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by discodicky, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. discodicky macrumors newbie

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    Now that it has been discontinued I'm finding it impossible to get an iSight here in the UK. Was wondering if anybody could suggest any other webcams to use with my mac.
     
  2. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    I wondered why you waited till they discontinued iSight product? Expecting any discount?
     
  3. discodicky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah- my girlfriend has gone home for the summer and it would be nice to see her. Haven't needed a webcam until now.
     
  4. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    Try to go to reseller store or any other store to see if they have any iSight left. Not sure about that. Good luck.
     
  5. discodicky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The point is I've resigned myself to not getting an iSight but I wondered if anyone knows any other webcams. They dont even need to be FW or of a particularly high quality- I'm only gonna need it for 2/3 months
     
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  7. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    You have any relatives or friends in America who could buy one and send it to you?
     
  8. discodicky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope

    The real point of this thread is to find me a suitable alternative to an isight or at least a half-decent webcam
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    i think there is one webcam for mac besides the iSight. still, people have written drivers for other webcams.
     
  10. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    This is a good alternative if you can't find iSight or you want something cheaper.
    http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/cameras.html
     
  11. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    No idea about drivers but it's really a pain to make those Windows ones work with Macs.
    Maybe you could also try Logitech QuickCam™ Pro something...my friend has one and he said it works with Macs as well...
     
  12. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    i believe that somebody ported the windows drivers, but I'm not sure
     
  13. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    That's quite a deal! Would it work to record movies and with photobooth?
    (Not that I have photobooth on my mac mini;) )
     
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    no idea but it works with iChat and Yahoo Messenger. I assume it could work with PhotoBooth but I'm not a hundred percent sure...
     
  16. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    yeah just like i don't have front row on my pb.. ;) :p
     

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