Want To Buy iSight HELP Please!!!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CoopFLY, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. CoopFLY macrumors newbie

    CoopFLY

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    Hi, can anyone help me i want to buy a iSight for my 30" display , is it worth buying a iSight? i like how its firewire and its awesome look. Is the M9330LL/C model the latest version? also what is a good price to spend on a iSight, eBay is selling it from $170 - $400. please any info about buying it would help, also if there is a alternative please tell me.

    Thank You


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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    eBay's about it, as far as I know. One nice thing it has is auto-focus. That, combined with iGlasses gives you great macro mode. Newer cameras (non-iSight) probably have better low-light ability, but I still find mine very useable, provided I'm using one of the iGlasses presets to increase the brightness.

    Make sure the iSight comes with the magnetic mount - early models only came with self-adhesive and PowerBook mounts. You'll need the mag mount for the ACD. I have one of the original iSights, so I was in that boat and had to find a mag mount. "They" (eBay'er of course) got $40 out of me for it, too. It was worth it to me, both to give me a nice mount for my 20" ACD and for the esthetics. It looks very nice on top the ACD.
     
  3. CoopFLY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool. iGlasses looks good ill try it out. Does anyone know if the external iSight works with Leopard iChat and Skype??? Or is anyone having any problems with theres?


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  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I don't know about Skype, but it's fully supported in Leopard iChat, QT and PhotoBooth. Lately, I've been using it quite a bit just for its microphone in audio chats. Also, recently bought Delicious Library and used the iSight as a barcode scanner to import a couple hundred DVD's. DL automatically puts the iSight into macro mode, too.
     
  5. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    $170-$400 may seem like a lot of money for a webcam, but boy what a webcam. I agree it looks really nice, the video (when used with iGlasses) is very good but what stunned me is the built in microphone. I was chatting to a friend on iChat and had to go upstair (my computer was downstairs) he could still hear me even when I was 1 floor up and 30-40 feet from the iSight.
     
  6. CoopFLY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did not know that about the iSight. How much did it cost you guys originally when it was still available from apple?

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  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Whew - long time ago, now. ;)

    I think it was $149... (bought it shortly after release)
     
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  9. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    it cost £99 in the UK when I bought mine in May 2006
     
  10. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i don't know if it sold yet, but here's an iSight for sale within this forum for <$200.
     

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