Summary: The iSight is the quintessential webcam for users of older Macs. I purchased one, new, in 2006 when I was using a PowerMac G4 and it changed the world for me, as prior to this very few webcams worked with Mac, and even less software was written for those that did. The FireWire 400 interface is great for transferring video at 30 fps without using a USB port or bogging down on an older machine's USB1.1 connection.
Summary: I decided to buy the external iSight to show my girlfriend a clearer image of me while we video chat. She lives in Eastern Asia and I live in North America, and thus, I mostly chat at night when it is dark or in the morning. I have the old iBook G4 (12'' 1.33 GHz) and it does not have the iSight built-in like the current MacBooks. Even so, I like my iBook G4 because it is currently meeting most of my needs.
Apple iSight...why this was discontinued baffles me!!!
4 May 2010
Summary: Having a Mac Pro without the new LED Cinema display, one needs a good webcam. Well for compatibility's sake, I decided to check out the Apple iSight. I had read and heard good things about it from others, so I was confident that I would be making a good purchase. Things I like: -Bright colors picked up really well -Mic seems to have a good range so you don't sound like you are 10 feet away from the camera. -It just looks cool...haha!!!
Summary: This is a gorgeous cam, but remember it's older so you're not going to get crystal clear performance nor are you going to get HD resolution. If you want a NICE external web cam for your Mac, I use mine on a dual G5 - this is the cam for you. Ony my windows machine I use the 720p Microsoft Life Cam and it's an amazing cam. I don't know if it is Mac friendly or not.
Summary: This tangible isight camera was made for the iMacs and MacBook (Pros) for video chat of course. All the new Mac excluding the Mac Mini just have the iSight camera built in...which is nice. But still this camera is a great addition to the Mac Mini. Very strongly built with an aluminum covering. Turn on and off with a twist of the lens and it can pivot a little bit. It also pack in a built-in mic. It is a very nice professional style webcam.