Best Webcam for Mac?

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  1. SIRmisterD macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I have been searching around and I cannot seem to find a solution to finding the best webcam for Mac. I hear people have had great experiences with the Logitech C920, and I've also heard that people have had terrible experiences with it. I want the webcam to record in HD, no lag in the video, useable for Skype, and just an overall great webcam. My question is, what is the best webcam that is compatible with Mac. If anyone could help me out, that would be excellent. Any questions please ask.

    Thank you.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    My experience with the C920 has been a great one. I recommend it.
     
  3. SIRmisterD thread starter macrumors member

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    What version of OSX are you using? Did you have to change anything at all to make the camera compatible?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just bought a Logitech C920-C, primarily for use in business Skype calls. I thought it would provide an improvement over the built-in camera on my MacBook Pro. Sadly, the image quality, while very good, wasn't as good as that of the built-in camera. If you're using a Mac doesn't have a built-in camera, the C920-C is probably a great choice. Be aware that I simply plugged in the Logitech cam, and didn't do anything as far as adjusting settings, which may result in a better image quality. The image quality was very clear and sharp, it's just that the colors were somewhat washed out.
     
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    I'm using Mavericks and I think I had it on Mountain Lion too. Didn't make any changes for anything. If you want some advanced control with it, look for the app Webcam Settings in the MAS.
     
  6. SIRmisterD thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for the late reply. Does the C920 lag at all in the video when you record?

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    What version of OSX are you running?
     
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    I don't know, I've never recorded with it. I've only used it with FaceTime and Google Hangouts.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mavericks on one Mac, Snow Leopard on another. The cam works fine with both. I don't think the OS X version is particularly important, as long as it's compatible with the cam, which, according to the Logitech specs, is OS X 10.6 or higher.
     
  9. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    There's at least one plug for the C920-C. Don't do it. BTW, it's not the "C920" - that "C" at the end is "Cisco" - it's designed for use with Cisco systems, and Logitech states that on its site. There's several posts in Logitech's forums where their own staff state that the C920-C "might" work with Skype. Cisco-compatible units are just that. I have a friend with one - it's in a box, in a storage room...

    Get a unit that's certified for Skype, if you're going to use Skype, like the C930e. $10 more, and a much better choice for Skype and non-Cisco usage. It's what my buddy's using now. It also cost him a pizza - because I told him so the first time... Hmmm, pizza.
     
  10. Badrottie Suspended

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    I had a good experience with Logitech C910 on my 2007 MacBook Pro with Lion and Mountain Lion. Now MBP is sold I still keep my C910 but never tried on my Mid 2012 rMBP yet. I think you will not go wrong with either C910 or C920. :apple:
     
  11. SIRmisterD thread starter macrumors member

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    To everyone who responded on this thread, I would like to thank you for your excellent help. I think I'll try the C920 and see how that goes. If it doesn't work out, then I'll return it. Thank you again!
     
  12. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    I also have c920 and it's excellent, I would strongly recommend you also buy the App Webcam Settings off the Mac App Store, it ads a host of settings and configuration options for the camera you otherwise wouldn't have at all.
     
  13. Rouzbehk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Did you buy C920? How was your experiences with it? did it work well on Mavericks? How was it's performance in Skype?
    Thanks
     

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