Webcam for use with mac mini? [Facetime, Skype, ...] [MERGED]

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gogel-geek, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. gogel-geek macrumors newbie

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    Now that FaceTime (Beta) is being made available for OS X and the Mac, how do you go about using it with a Mac mini which has no web cam supplied by Apple?
    Any suggestions on the purchase of a high quality, highly compatible web cam?
    Thoughts on this matter?? Please.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I'll hook up my old logitech quickcam to my mini later tonight and let you know.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Doesn't recognize my old camera (Logitech QuickCam Chat Skype via macam driver). :(
     
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I got one of Best Buy's Rocketfish cams and it works just fine on my Mini. Not endorsing the cam, just verifying it works. Facetime used the cam all on its own, too.
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Or buy a monitor equipped with a webcam built in....like an LED cinema display. :)
     
  6. andrei.barbuta macrumors regular

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    Ordered A Logitech C310 HD webcam yesterday and should arrive tomorrow.
    I'll keep you posted if it works.
     
  7. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Just tested my Logitech C910 and it does work with Facetime on my Mac Pro.
     
  8. andrei.barbuta macrumors regular

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    I got my Logitech C310 webcam. and it works great with Facetime.
     
  9. robanga macrumors 68000

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    We have the new Microsoft 720p HD camera on one of our Mac Minis and it works great.
     
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  11. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Yeah works fine. Some of the advanced features you can only control via Windows, see this thread..

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=767649

    But we have not missed them. Your mileage may vary. Some folks on the thread above recommend the Logitech instead. Since my Mini also has Windows 7 on it, i use it under both OS's. Mic is included.
     
  12. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Just bought this one and used it on both my Macbook and Mac Mini with no problems--just plug in and go. Looks like the price went up about $10 since I bought it earlier this week.
     
  13. jcdavies macrumors member

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    Logitech HD Webcam C310 vs Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac

    So i saw the Logitech QuickCam® Vision Pro for Mac and thought great a webcam for the mac however upon closer examination the c310 looks a much better and cheaper option, someone here has states the c310 works great with facetime is this also the case for skype.

    These are the only two programs i could see myself using the webcam for.

    Is there any benfits to buying the Logitech QuickCam® Vision Pro for Mac
     
  14. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    According to this review over on Amazon it should work fine.
     
  15. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    Best webcam for Mac mini?

    What's the best full hd webcam for the Mac mini?
     
  16. ianrip macrumors 6502

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    the question should also include
    connect webcam to
    1. Monitor ( I'm going to use TV) which has USB & HDMI
      or
    2. Mac Mini

    I reckon its the mini :confused:
     
  17. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    huh... your tv runs independent from any accessories you add. I have a Samsung LED tv and it has usb, dvi ports and can support external drives and webcams but that's for the TV on and the apps via Smart TV.

    Mac Mini needs its own webcam to do FaceTime and to use other webcam apps
     
  18. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    There have been quite a few threads on this in this forum, just do a search.

    The Logitech cameras work fine. So do old iSight camera's, although the resolution isn't as high as a newer camera.
     
  19. albert1028 macrumors 6502

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    Just get a high end Logitech cam, c920, they even sell these at the local Costco.
     
  20. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    I will go with.....

    Logitech cameras. Currently, I think they make the Webcam C270 and C525, C310, C615 and C920. Check out what is better for your uses/budget, because some go up to 1080p video. Having said the above, the software can be cumbersome. And check the Logitech website about support/compatibility:):apple:
     
  21. Bierboy macrumors newbie

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    If you're just vidchatting, find a used iSight on eBay. That's what I did, and the integration is seamless....
     
  22. Ngorkes macrumors member

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    Mac mini FaceTime Camera Recommendations

    I just got my Mac mini today and i need a FaceTime camera for 20-40$, Any recommendations?
     
  23. Mattjeff macrumors 6502

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    I used this one on my last deployment to Afghan and it worked very well for me. Logitech webcam
    If you have a decent WiFi connection this should be a great picture.
     
  24. macman05 macrumors regular

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    Webcam for the 2012 Mac Mini

    Can anybody suggest a good webcam that is mac compatible and works out of box?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  25. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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