Webcam and mic

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

  1. jcdavies macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    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

    Jul 2, 2010
    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


  4. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    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

    Jun 7, 2010
    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


    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

    Feb 7, 2007
    640x480 24bit vga 1/4" ccd up to 30fps via firewire400.

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