webcam for mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Grenville, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Grenville macrumors newbie

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    Is isight the best option for using a camera on the mac? Noticed that Skype have now made it possible to use webcam and want to take advantage of it.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    Best, probably; only, no.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=252601&highlight=webcam+isight+logitech
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=249424&highlight=webcam+isight+logitech
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=132111&highlight=webcam+isight+logitech

    If you do decide to buy an iSight, depending on your country of origin, there are also frequently used ones on MR for ~$100 shipped (in the US), in case cost is an issue.

    EDIT: I also have an iSight and like it very much.
     
  3. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    i love my isight. it's pricey, sure, but it functions VERY well (takes surprisingly high video quality, even for quicktime recording. my friend makes short movies just using iSight) and it has the wonderful Auto-Focus.

    also, it's nice to keep your system Apple-y, through and through :)
     
  4. happy.buddha macrumors member

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  5. Grenville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a smart idea, thanks!
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I've been doing the same - an iSight would be nice, but I'm using the camcorder to give me an idea of just how much I'd use it.
     

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