No pain way to add iSight to your firewire capable Mac
26 September 2013
Summary: Works great with any Mac via Firewire on 10.8.5. I needed a webcam for the Mac Pro. There are not many good options for webcam with integrated microphone that work with all OSX applications. This works period. Large optics make this a great little camera as long as there is reasonable levels of light. You will need a firewire adapter dongle with modern Mac computers since they use a smaller firewire port.
Summary: I ordered this camera after I upgraded to the newest Mac Pro. I kept my old Apple display which did not have a built in iSight camera. I looked at many cameras, but was told that the only camera that was totally compatible with the Mac was the iSight. Of course they were no longer available in stores, so I turned to Amazon. Found one in perfect condition at a reasonable price. I've had it over a year and it still works great.
Summary: I really like the iSight. You need a Firewire 400 port or an adapter if you only have Firewire 800. The package includes 3 types of camera mounts. Setup is very simple - the camera features automatic focus plus a noise suppression microphone using just one cable for power, audio and video. Needs a DSL or faster Internet connection. Compatible with my late 2009 Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.8 and many other models and older OS X systems.
Summary: This camera has many things that make it worth the consideration to buy. It feels sturdy upon holding, and has actually fallen off of a low shelf on to my desk with no damage or marks. I appreciate the hardware version of turning off the camera, as I do see why people might like that better. You can simply twist the aperture shut, and not worry about any security threats for example.
Summary: You might need a firewire plug adapter to plug it in on some model Mac computers. These cameras only last 2 or three years with heavy use. They burn out or just quit working . I am on my third one. This tells you how much I like these cameras. Really good closeup pictures . I use this camera with iGlasses application for special effects and zoom on my Mac. You will get complete control of lighting and color adjustments.
Summary: I didn't really buy this product out of necessity, but just because if its rarity and short production period. Nonetheless it's a great camera and can always be a backup in case your built-in iSight doesn't work or if you need a good microphone and don't feel like spending the money on a new one.
Summary: Although I've been a big apple fan, for ten yrs I never used one until today. VERY NICE, but i look a little orange. Makes me want to try more mood lighting. I have a blue light, but that doesn't seem to do too much to it.
Verify all the mounts are included and proper cable adapters before bidding
8 July 2013
Summary: I purchased two of these iSight Cameras. Without knowledge there are three models and even the listings via sellers are not accurate. There are different cable adapters and mounts and most show a stock photo of the Camera which shows a mount with a button type adapter as shown here. All the cameras appear to be the same and have a very clear image. I could not get the camera to be recognized on the Windows environment.