webcam compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ecoc228, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. ecoc228 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007
    so im going to college in a few weeks and i wanted to buy my girlfriend a webcam so that we could video chat while i'm away. however, im not quite certain as to what i should buy. she has both a mac and pc and so i was wondering what sort of webcam would work best so that she could have the option of running it on both?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Any FireWire webcam works with OS X, and the Macam driver provides support for most USB webcams.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The X-Box Live Cam works very well in both Tiger and Leopard.
    You'll also find the QuickCam® Vision Pro by Logitech works quite well and is apparently quite nice. The price difference between the two is $100 though. I've chatted using the x-box camera and seems no one complains...well I've only spoken to one person over it so take that fwiw. :)

    There are also many more cameras but those two options are best case (price) worst case depending upon your budget.
  4. ecoc228 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007
    does the mac have to have usb 2.0 to use it though?

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