OSX compatible webcam - Skype

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chainprayer, May 19, 2008.

  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    Hello! I am looking for a decent quality but inexpensive camera to use on my Mac to use with Skype. What is a good camera to buy?

    Thanks!
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Try the Xbox Live Vision camera from Microsoft. It's designed for use with the Xbox 360 games console, but it has a USB connector on the end and should work with your Mac just fine. It's very cheap.
     
  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    hi

    On Ebay UK there is a seller called "premier-express" where I already bought 2 webcams on separate occasions. they work in OS X and windows XP/Vista. that's for about £15. caveat: Under OS X the microphone doesn't work.
     
  4. DocMacPS macrumors newbie

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    Low Cost Skype Webcam for Mac

    Agreed the MS xBox cam is a good bargain choice; it's a UVC compliant webcam, absolutely plug and play under OSX 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard -- As are other's listed at http://www.mac-compatible-web-cam.com/ Beware the real cheapie Kinamax cam tho, I got one of those off eBay and tho it had a sharp image it croaked on me in < 2 weeks - AND the microphone didn't work for me either. Nothing but junk, but expect boatloads of these low-cost driverless UVC cams from the Far East to flood the market soon.
     

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