What is a good webcam for Mac Pro (2008)

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  1. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I will be mainly using it for Skype.

    I'm torn between an iSight from eBay or the aGent v5 HD. I'm looking for feedback on anyone who has used both or another suggestion that I should consider.

    I have read threads here on MR that the audio on the aGent is very poor.

    Is an old iSight still worth the $70ish for which they have been selling.

    I have been using the built-in webcam on my wifes HP laptop for Skype and I'd much rather be on my Mac!

    Thank you.
     
  2. Thessman macrumors regular

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    I have used the iSight in the past, it was a very good cam for the time.
    Yoy might want to take a look at this cam too:
    Logitech® QuickCam® Vision Pro for Mac®.
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    The logitech quickcam vision pro is about the best. Far better than the old isight.
     
  4. Squonk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the recommendation! I see that it's $80 after rebate at Amazon. Sounds like a winner for the same price as the old iSight!
     
  5. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Is the Microsoft LifeCam HD Mac-compatible? If so, it looks like a good option...

    EDIT: Sorry, that's LifeCam Cinema now, not HD. Plus, it appears that it is NOT Mac-compatible...
     
  6. ChrisMc73 macrumors member

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    Is it $60 better than a never used iSight still in the box?
    I found one on Craigslist that a PC user tried to use on their PC, and is selling it for $40...

    But I thought about the $99 logitech one...is it THAT much better?
    $40 is hard to pass on one that was never used.
     
  7. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    im actually looking to pick up a used iSight .. i just love the way it looks
    but on ebay they are selling for minimum 100 dollars .. most are close to 200
     
  8. ChrisMc73 macrumors member

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    I like the way they look too, so I guess $40 isn't bad?
     
  9. Squonk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'd pick one up for $40. When the price starts approaching $100, I just don't know since I've never used one.
     
  10. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    40 is an awesome price .. i havent seen any under 100 for a long time
     
  11. Squonk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Any other opinions? Where is my $80 best spent - used iSight or new Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro? Thanks! :)
     
  12. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    the iSight for coolness .. but probably the vision pro for your money. I had one on my pc and never had any issues with it
     
  13. Squonk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000?

    Has anyone used the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 on their Macs? I was reading about this on Amazon and it looks like this is a better camera verses the Quickcam Vision Pro in that the 9000 can also record HD videos whereas the VP cannot and the microphone has echo and noise reduction. Amazon pricing for this is $90.00 so it's right in the ballpark.
     
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  15. Squonk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you Skorpien. Sounds like the 9000 is not the way to go for me. But picking up a video camera to use as a webcam sounds very intriguing...
     

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