Want to buy an inexpensive web cam for my Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fasterflier, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. fasterflier macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2006
    I have a mac mini and want to buy a web cam to see my son who is in the Middle East when we chat on IM.

    My monitor is not an LCD, but an older monitor. I would like to pay under $100.

    Any help on what to buy?
    I am also new to this mac forum and might have posted incorrectly.
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    I would look for a used iSight on eBay or here in the Marketplace. They are by far the best webcam you can get for your Mac.
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Note that, if you buy iChatUSBCam, you can use most USB webcams with iChat or Skype 2.0 (the site lists many compatible ones). I've used the software, and it works.
  4. pastapasta macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2006
    iMage Webcam

    If you have Tiger (10.4) and USB 2.0, I recommend the iMage:
    I use it for iChat and Skype conferencing, and they officially support Mac!
  5. buni macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2006
    Macally & Logitech link - Mac 9 - OSX+ supported cams

    MACALLY's IceCam is compatible with Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS 10.2, Mac OS 10.4 -- drivers are on their site. Looks to me like the most compatible of all, and small for portables. I particularly like Macally because their tech support is great and they really stand behind their products.


    Logitech stuff is good too -- I've had good support relations with them on a variety of peripherals. Here's LOGITECH's link telling which of their cams should be Mac-compatible.
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    isight is way out of his price range, and to be honest, for a web cam, isight is unbelievably expensive,

    I would 2nd iMage Webcam mentioned above.

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