External isight still good to buy?

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  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new imac with built in isight etc. However, i have a chance of getting the external isight thats discontinued by apple.
    Wondering how good that is compared to the built in ones. I like the flexibility of moving the camera around when recording.
    any suggestion if the external isight is still supported by apple?
    and if its good to buy it ?
    thanks
     
  2. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the external iSight is still a great little item to use. I believe it supports a higher resolution picture, and would be really neat to film different angles rather than straight on.

    If you get a good deal go for it. These still sell for a ton of cash on eBay so even if you got sick of it you could potentially make a few bucks. :cool:
     
  3. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool thanks.I was reading on wikipedia regarding the isight and it said its rez was only 640x480.:confused:
    Also it did mention
    "...With the LED-Backlit MacBook Pros, Apple has moved to using a sensor capable of 1280x960, but when accessed using provided APIs, the image is re-sampled to 640x480."

    see here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISight
     
  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    resolution isnt always everything, also depends on what your using it for, does the app tou will use support higher resolutions? i believe though not sure it had a glass lend with auto focus didnt it?
     
  5. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so the isight external has a glass lens? ddint get the last part of ure statement..

    Can you use the external isight on ure imac with built in or will it cause a conflict? when u use ichat etc
     

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