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I just bought an aluminum iMac, is the built-it camera good, or is a real external iSight noticeably better?
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The internal camera is a huge upgrade from the old external iSight.

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I agree with Stretch, at least to the extent of my experience. I have a PowerMac G5 (no built in iSight) and so I purchased an iSight at the time I got the Mac itself. Prior to this, I had been using a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000. Honestly, I was disappointed with the quality of the picture from the iSight - still am in all truthfulness.

By contrast, whenever I have test driven iMacs at the local Apple store (I continue to techo-lust after a 24" 2.8 GHz iMac) I have always been really, really impressed with the image from the built in iSight. MILES better than the external one.

So, IMHO Stretch has it - you will be happier with the internal than the external.

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I agree, the only problem with the internal is you can't move it with out moving the whole computer, but it works great. Video quality is pretty decent.

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Doesn't the external iSight have a sort of physical focus lens thing going on? But still, at least from what I hear, the new Macbook Pro has a 1.3MP iSight lens...
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Yes, it does have a focus ability, but it is limited.

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