High-def webcam for OS-X?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SamNeeds, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. SamNeeds macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Can you recommend a high-def webcam for OS-X?
  2. Fuzzbear macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Illinois, USA
    I would think finding a true "High Def" webcam would be hard to find. Most webcams that I see that shoot in a resolution over 480i do so using software or scaling.

    Plus the connection speeds you would need to be transmitting at that rate would be rather large. (and theres no guarantee that the video quality wouldn't be reduced automatically to speed up transmission)

    As much as it shocks everyone one of the best and cheapest web cams I have used is the Xbox Live Vision Camera from Microsoft. For $40 you cant beat the image quality. I have bought 2 of them so far.
  3. titangears macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2005
    Get the Logitech Quickcam Ultra Vision sold here: Beach Camera

    Works natively (audio & video) with OSX (Tiger or Leopard) so no drivers needed. $29.95 with a $90 rebate. iChat & Yahoo work great with it. I have one & love it. ** Note it is sold as a Windows webcam, so it doesn't have any OSX utilities, but for $29.95 who cares?
  4. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    I ordered the logitech from beach cam, I will see how it is next week.

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