Webcam and mic

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jcdavies, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. jcdavies macrumors member

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    Hey guys

    Loving my little mac mini was interested in getting a webcam with a built in mic so i dont have to keep going to my windows machine to go on skype what would you guys recommend?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. eponym macrumors 6502

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    I'm also interested in this topic. I'm switching from my MBP to a desktop and need a camera/mic for skype..
     
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    pretty much any UVC compliant usb webcam will work. i rarely video chat on the mini, but i picked up an old $20 HP webcam with mic that works fine, mainly for guests who like playing with photobooth.
     
  5. jcdavies thread starter macrumors member

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    what are the specs of apples old isight web cams? are they still a better choice than other newer models on the market?
     
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Specs.
    Well, that depends on the price you pay for the iSight. For $25-50, it's a good webcam. Anything beyond that, there are better ones from other brands.

    IMHO Apple shouldn't even have discontinued the iSight, rather put in some 5 Megapixel CCD and keep on selling it for MacPro/MacMini owners.
     
  7. indg macrumors 6502

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    640x480 24bit vga 1/4" ccd up to 30fps via firewire400.
     

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