Webcams on Mac, which one to buy?

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Which webcams work on a Mac? I took a walk into a local Target store and bought 6 models: Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks, Webcam C120, Webcam C200, Webcam C250 and the Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 and VX-5000 models. I also tried them on iBook G3, iBook G4, and on an Apple iMac. I also tried them under Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard. I also test under 3 lighting conditions too. For comparison, I showed video samples from Apple’s external FireWire iSight camera as well as an internal iSight camera on an iMac.


XP!! says:

on the picture advertising this video you look like you have aids

jeremie johnson says:

my Logitech quick-cam pro 9000 has built-in auto-focus and zoom.. it also has 2mp auto focus =)

Josbeph83 says:

Im amazed that the Microsoft one works on Mac.

Nightmare Chica says:

Are you crying in the tumbnail

Michael Butler says:

What's your favorite Mac OS? Mines 10.8.

Juraj Hudák says:

iBook G3 have build in microfone..

Sinester M says:

The thumbnail of this video sent my grandpa to intensive care.

Tommy Whitaker says:

Why did you pay 192$ for webcams

Nathan Alder says:

Haha lol when you had to rate videos

CHRIS C says:


maccollectorZ (Commenting Account) says:

I use Apple's 2003 iSight camera. You wouldn't believe how nice this thing is for its age. I still can't believe that many Windows users have issues with cheap mics and cameras. Usually, someone will have some intricate mic setup that's no better than if they just used an external iSight camera.

AwesomeCraft2000 AlwaysAwesome says:

wow. the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 is good.
(so getting it.)

sdeutsch11 says:

I am using Yosemite on my iMac. What webcam do you recommend. I have to tell you I was disappointed with the 930e because you can't use it in chat rooms because it does not override the built in isight camera. Please advise.

Vortex Gaming says:

I love your videos I wish you did more

123456789Jiro says:

nice video!

Tina Zill says:

does the external isigt camera work on mac mini (late 2012)

Skylebatteur says:

Still useful almost 5 years later. Thanks :)

Amy Wong says:

Both Logitech C510 and C920 HD webcams are compitible with my Mac mini onMavericks, using Quick Time 10. Set video quality to "Max", you will get 1080p hd quality.  

Benson Lee says:

I just purchased Microsoft LifeCamVX-5000. Anyone know where I can get the driver for a Mac running OSX 10.6.8?

me2456 says:

if i got a apple camera will it work on a 2013 MacBook Pro? it may make a nice camera back up

Priceless Persuader says:

How do you get a $20 webcam to work better than my $60 one?

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