Apple Compatible Web CamerasA Mac compatible webcam can be a great addition to your Macintosh computer setup - even on an iMac or MacBook that already has a built-in iSight camera. An OSX friendly external web camera can give you far greater versatility in viewing angles and camera placement, autofocus functions, better microphones, or higher HD resolutions delivering improved video quality.
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External USB Webcams For MacOSFor a webcam to have full Mac OSX compatability, it needs to conform to the UVC - USB Video Class device specification. Recent versions of MacOS Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave and Sierra -- as well as older OSX versions like Tiger, Leopard, Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite -- include low-level OS support for any UVC compliant webcam. This adherence to, and broad adoption of the UVC video device standard by many web camera manufacturers in recent years has made true Macintosh compatibility plug and play easy. No camera driver install needed for basic camera funcitonality on any Mac that has USB 2.0 or SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports.
Best Selling Mac Compatible WebcamsHere are our top HD web camera recommendations for online chat and videoconferencing on a Macintosh. All are UVC - USB Video Class compliant for driver-free operation on Mac OSX 10.5+ or higher.
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High Frame Rates + Quality Sound
|Conference Webcam For Mac
Pan - Tilt - Zoom + Remote
Best Quality Mac WebcamLogitech's latest cameras refine state of the art in Apple video chat. Razor-sharp 720p to 1080p HD resolution, H.264 hardware video compression, an optical quality glass lens, higher frame-rates, excellent color and light sensitivity, and dual high-quality microphones. Smooth and rapid autofocus puts the Logiech C922 Stream Pro head and shoulders above most competitor's webcams. It also features a standard thread camera tripod mounting hole for stable placement. It's an alternative to the previously best-selling premium Mac compatible webcam, the Logitech C930e - which offers and even wider-angle 90 degree Field Of View better suited for 2 or more persons in a huddle or group conference room.
Premium Videoconferencing Webcam For MacWhether it's for business conferences - or for naughty adult xxx video chat - the MacOS friendly ConferencCam Connect is a state of the art Apple compatible conference webcam with motorized pan, tilt and zoom functions operable from a battery powered handheld remote control. Great light sensitivity, and sharp image are superlative. The webcam's base also incorporates a full-duplex speakerphone, with echo cancelling microphone functions for quality audio around the room or meeting table.
Best Affordable HD Webcams for MacMacintosh users looking for the best price on a quality Apple compatible HD webcam at a low-price should consider a very affordable web camera like the Low-Cost Logitech C310. With great color fidelity and light response, it offers hassle-free fixed focus, 720P HD resolution and a pleasantly sounding microphone for well under $30. The overall performance is comparable to, or beats the Apple iSight HD built into a MacBook Pro or Air or iMac. Creative Labs offers reasonable performance for a few bucks less. These are a good value in a UVC compliant Mac friendly external webcam space.
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|Creative Live Cam Sync HD
1080p + Noise Cancel Mic
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Fixed Focus + Internal Microphone
More modest in price and features, 720p USB webcams that are compatible MacOS as far back as OSX 10.5 and are ideal for older Macintosh desktops and MacBooks and slower internet connections. They can deliver good video frame rates without the high CPU, bandwidth and disk space requirements that 1080p and 4K Ultra HD Pro webcams demand. Do note that the vast majority of current webcam models sold nowdays support 1080p, with 720p mode as an option.
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