but most of the refurbs out there have some bad pixels, and the quality of the image is ...
5 November 2014
Summary: It is a camera that works with FireWire, and it serves, but most of the refurbs out there have some bad pixels, and the quality of the image is low. If you just want a basic camera, and can arrange for good lighting, and you don't have an tablet or a phone you can use, then it's good enough. It's just old outdated technology now.
Summary: Needing a webcam for my Apple desktop, I looked at various models, from the cheapest to more costly. Being a Mac user I really thought the Apple iSight would be the best match, since Apple generally has excellent products. (After some difficulties with the seller - it was supposed to come with stand and attachments, plus USB/Firewire cable, which I later bought separately elsewhere), the iSight was hooked up, software and upgrade installed, and VOILA!!! Ready to go.
Summary: Isight works right out of the box ONLY if you have Mac OS 10.3 AND ichat AV, Apple or other reviewers do not stress this enough this is a MUST. So on my OS 10.28, it does not work only the mic worked. I am glad I did not buy it last year I would have been very upset. One expensive mic right now until I get OS 10.4 installed and it picks up all sounds around it since the mic is not 'directed' forward to you, the speaker.