Webcam for EMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by delonestar, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. delonestar macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    I have an eMac running OSX (v.10.4.11) with a 1.25 Ghz processor and want to add a webcam so I can skype with family members. Can't find any recommendations on Apple's site and the threads here seem to indicate issues with webcams and OSX. Has anyone got any suggestions for a good webcam that will work with my machine?
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2007
    I'd suggest one of two 1) the XBOX Live camera works with 10.4.11 out of the box and 2) the Macally IceCam2 is great and it will match the eMac pretty well and includes a mic.
  3. gehrbox macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2007
    I have read a lot of good things about the Microsoft Xbox 360 vision camera. The only down side is it does not have a built in mic.

    Here is a thread discussing web cams for use with OSX

    This one is asked the same question you did.

    Do a search of the forums for webcams to get more info.
  4. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2007
  5. MacFanatic08 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yeah, because you can pick one of those up in any forum or on eBay for $40? ;)

    The eMac has a mic on the front bezel, right? So you should be set if you put the XBox cam with it. It's so cheap, you can even take it apart and paint it or something to make it match the eMac and not worry about it too much....
  7. delonestar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thank you!

    WOW -- this is my first time to use a forum, despite being a Mac user for more than 20 years. THANK YOU to all of you who responded. I will check out the ones you suggested.
  8. WaxLily macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    had exact same question

    thanks to everyone who posted replies, very helpful!
  9. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2009
    For future reference, any webcam with the windows vista logo on it will work without drivers under os x.

    To be certified by windows vista, the camera must be driverless and run by usb's universal video class, or UVC.

    UVC is what drives Apple's current iSights, so it natively supports other usb webcams. The windows vista logo is just an easy way to spot one. Be wary of ebay knock offs though. They'll flat out lie just to get your money.
  10. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    if you have a DV camcorder with firewire connections, you can use that as a webcam as well. I've used my Sony DV camcorder as a webcam for years :D
  11. mackila macrumors newbie


    Aug 2, 2010
    Torrent (Spain)
    You can buy in ebay an used iMac G5 isight camera module. It has a usb2 connection cable (4 wires) and you can plug it to your emac usb port.
  12. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    doesn't the G5 isight still cost a crap load?

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