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Webcam for MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tribe3, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Anybody using a USB camera (available at Bestbuy or Circuitcity) that actually works with ichat and Photo Booth?

    Brand and model will be highly appreciated.

  2. macrumors 6502a


    The Xbox Live Vision Cam is cheap, compatible and a decent quality cam according to this thread.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    what about the isight?
  4. macrumors 68030

    Well yeah, the isight would work, but you can't buy that from a retail store anymore. Also, the cheapest you'd get an isight for would be $150 if you were lucky.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Apple doesn't sell iSights anymore. You might be able to find one on eBay or something...
  6. macrumors 6502

    iMage is a good webcam, compatible with iChat and Photobooth.
  7. macrumors member

    The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 works with the Maccam(http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/) driver. It's the middle grade one, the other two might not work yet according to maccam. The quality isn't great, but it works.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Thanks for the replies.

    I just got a Logitech quickcam ultravision and it works plug'n'play.

    The feature I like is that it's ultra wide angle of view.
  9. macrumors newbie


    that is exciting to know because I was also looking for a good webcam. I don't mean to be repetitive but are you sure it is completely compatible with Mac? I ask because the Logitech homepage shows it is only compatible with PCs.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    So you didn't have to use the maccam driver? Do you use this with iChat?
  11. macrumors 6502

    It worked with iChat and photo Booth out of the box (in Leopard). No drivers needed; no maccam; no nothing. It also works with "amsn" (a clone of msn)

    First I bought a cheaper Logitech model and it did not work but this one does.

  12. macrumors 65816


    I have a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 and it works with my Mac Pro. I have used it with Photobooth but I have not tried to use it with chat. No software needed. It did not work with Tiger.
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  14. macrumors 65816


    The forum search engine DOES work! Thanks for posting this, it saved me from spamming with a question about this camera working, and in Leopard.

  15. macrumors 603


    I just bought a Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks and it's not working. I assume some of the webcams you have working are probably higher cost than my $19.99 one!? :confused: :)

    I'm running Leopard on my G4 Powerbook.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Hey Saint it could be the price point related with the technology it carries ... the one that works on my machine is over $130. I first purchased a 50 dollar one and it did not work

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