webcam compatibility

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

  1. ecoc228 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Any FireWire webcam works with OS X, and the Macam driver provides support for most USB webcams.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    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

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    does the mac have to have usb 2.0 to use it though?
     

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