Webcam recommendations?

  • Gaymer

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    Aug 27, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Hello y'all,

    I'm looking to purchase a webcam soon as I was hoping that y'all kind gents wouldn't mind making some recommendations of cams that might be good or ones that I should definitely avoid.

    Thanks in advance! =)

    -Dav
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Aug 27, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    Buy a macbook it comes with a good one icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    On a related note: where can I get a cheap cam for a MAC?
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    Logitech makes stand-alone webcams of moderate quality & price, available at most electronics outlets. I've had a couple over the years and they worked with my Macs OK. But my 2 latest Macs (desktop and notebook) have built-in cams. Nice for the convenience, good quality, but frankly I find their fixed positions a bit limiting.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Aug 27, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    JB82 saidOn a related note: where can I get a cheap cam for a MAC?



    Amazon duh!
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    JB82 saidOn a related note: where can I get a cheap cam for a MAC?

    Amazon duh!

    Might get you a good price, but determining Mac compatibility can be problematic when buying online. Even when they say they'll work with a Mac, it often happens that you lose a lot of their special features that only work on Windows.

    Be sure to read any reviews, looking for this issue with Macs. I sometimes even go to the manufacturers website to see if they have a PDF version of the full instruction manual, so I can read for myself what they say about their available features running on a Mac, whether webcam or other peripheral. Even the Logitechs I mentioned above lost a feature or 2 when operating with the Mac, though that was about 5 years ago.
  • inuman

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    Aug 27, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    DavSnow saidHello y'all,

    I'm looking to purchase a webcam soon as I was hoping that y'all kind gents wouldn't mind making some recommendations of cams that might be good or ones that I should definitely avoid.

    Thanks in advance! =)

    -Dav



    It depends on how much you are willing to spend and what you would like to use the webcam with really that would also be helpful if you would like other RJers to help ya with a choice or give you options icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    Yeah you need to say what you're using it for dude.

    If it's just for cam-sex then it doesn't need to be that fancy! Maybe waterproof though icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    I just got the Logitech c-900 (I think that's the model)... can do 1080p HD...

    very clear pic, works well in RJ chat and Skype

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    Aug 27, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    matador95 saidI just got the Logitech c-900 (I think that's the model)... can do 1080p HD...

    very clear pic, works well in RJ chat and Skype

    Can online services and connections support HD? Or is that feature mostly for doing your own offline recording?
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    Aug 27, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    I've never had any problem with the higher quality Logitech webcams.
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    Aug 27, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure the drivers "dial down" the resolution depending on the type of connection you have...