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I have an old eMac that still runs well, but I want to purchase a webcam for it. I heard that the only webcams that work with an eMac are expensive and hard to find, is this true?

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I have an old eMac that still runs well, but I want to purchase a webcam for it. I heard that the only webcams that work with an eMac are expensive and hard to find, is this true?

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Most USB web cams have a good chance of working...even the $20 dollar cheap ones. But finding a web cam that says "Mac OS compatible" will help a lot!

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Hey, welcome to Mac Forums.

I use a Logitech EasyCam (I think - lost the box) with my eMac, and it works just fine. Cost was, at the time, about US$22.

Nothing spectacular, narrow angle lens, resolution is low, it's not too good in low light levels, but, heck - who wants to see my mug in brilliant luminescence anyway?!

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

You will hear any number of false tales, particularly from friends who do not know one end of a Mac from the other, but are full of all this 'good' advice. As stated most USB web cams will just work,
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One resource I forgot to mention, assuming the OP is going to be using Skype with the webcam, is that Skype itself 'recommends' cameras that work well with MacOS X. See: List of compatible USB webcams for macintosh - Skype Community and Mac Compatible Webcam List: Best Web Cameras For Apple OS X.

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