Please recommend a webcam

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Thunderbird8, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Thunderbird8 macrumors regular

    Thunderbird8

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    UK
    #1
    Hi

    Could you please recommend a (preferably budget) webcam for me for my mac pro. The mac pro doesn't have a built in microphone does it so it would need to have one of those too.

    Needs to be compatible with google/gmail video chat.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bjewett macrumors member

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    Champaign, IL
    #2
    Well, I can tell you one to avoid; the list I've been going from

    http://www.mac-compatible-web-cam.com/

    shoots down one inexpensive camera I was thinking of (see "LESS THAN GREAT MAC WEB CAMERA CHOICES"). One I did try that was highly rated on that list was the Xbox 360 Live Vision Camera, which I bought and does have a nice picture inside (though no mic), but was ill-suited for pointing out the window, which was my intent. I'm still looking for another choice, probably off the site above.

    You might also check this list:

    http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/cameras/index.php

    which lists cameras either working straight out or enabled with the software mentioned there. Some of the Logitechs do not work well with macs, so make sure you get one that does if you go that route.

    Good luck -
     

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