iSight Quality Webcam for Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jack Flash, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    A few family members of mine have purchased new laptops. Mine a MacBook, and theirs' Toshiba laptops. We all have integrated webcams, but the performance of the iSight is far superior. Funny how that works.

    Regardless, Skype has become the new thing. I have family and friends interested in video chatting, but they need webcams. All of them are on Windows and cameras are a dime a dozen.

    Can anyone advise me which are superior and which are inferior?
  2. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Lots of views but no replies! Can anyone offer some advice?
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    any of the decent logitech or microsoft webcams should be just as good if not better than the isight. No idea on which ones in particular tho sorry
  4. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    This one looks nice. And it's even better that the iSight.
  5. SirCrumpet macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2007
    Brisbane, Australia
    I can vouch for that suggestion - If the $100 is a bit much to swallow however, almost any of the logitech quickcam range is fairly decent.
  6. Don.Key macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2005
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 is nice too.

    You can get one off ebay for a good price...
  7. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    I second the Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. I have 2, and they both work perfectly.
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm really surprised that the integrated cams on those Toshibas are so bad... considering how the hardware is pretty much a commodity now. Is it that they have poor low-light performance, that they're grainy, or not functioning in full resolution for some reason?

    The original iSight had some features that were uncommon at that time (variable depth autofocus, etc), but the new one doesn't even have those things, and now they all use the same kind of cameras that are in millions of phones. It's sad that they'll have to use externals.
  9. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I don't know of any other autofocus cameras besides the iSight.

    Apart from that, the Quickcam Ultra Vision produces a nice image.

    But if one reads the reviews at, one if afraid of getting ANY webcam.

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