Webcam suggestions for Mac desktop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by domzanghi, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. domzanghi macrumors member

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    I'm looking to purchase a webcam for my G5 tower. It needs to be Mac & iChat/AIM compatible, have a built-in microphone, and most importantly it has to be high quality video (iSight for Macbook equivalent).

    Is it best to find an old external iSight on eBay? What other comparable options are out there? I would like to purchase it next week.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Anything FireWire will work automatically, and many different USB webcams will work with the Macam driver.
     
  3. Mangaroo macrumors regular

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  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about the US but in the UK on eBay the External iSight runs at around £150 ($300):eek:
     
  5. Mr. B macrumors regular

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    If you want a cheap good quality one that works immediately upon being plugged in, go for the xbox 360's webcam.

    as bizarre as it is that webcam is probably the most bang for your buck you're going to get for an apple computer.

    I've had one for about a year now and it works perfectly.
     
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  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you have a camcorder you can use it if you have a place to put it.
     
  8. domzanghi thread starter macrumors member

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    I looked at this one online, but haven't heard any reviews about it. Has anyone used it or heard reviews?

    Thanks
     
  9. Mangaroo macrumors regular

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    i'd also like to know about it to be honest, so far it's the strongest contender for me (provided the new ACDs do not have isights..)
     

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