webcam: old isight or something else?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whyrichard, May 29, 2010.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I need a webcam for my mac pro... should i get an old isight from a friend or something new? How does the old (firewire) isight compare to a modern webcam?

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If your friend has an old iSight, then grab it before he realizes what he has. The external iSight is as good a webcam as any. Because it connects via FireWire, it should place much less of burden on your CPU than a USB webcam.

    If there is a downside to the iSight, then it is the fact that it uses an adhesive pad to mount on your monitor. Newer webcams have either a clip mount or they simply sit on top of your monitor.

    If you don't want that iSight, then give me your friend contact information. I will take it off his hands.

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