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Alternative webcam to iSight?


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Hi, i'll be going on holiday early next year back to the Philippines. Most of the places i'll be staying at will have a internet connection so i'm looking to purchase a webcam for my Powerbook to show my friends the place via MSN Messenger/Yahoo messenger. Only problem is the iSight is way too expensive for my liking. Does anybody here have a cheaper alternative webcam? And how does it perform?

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Just get like a cheap Logitech, that's what I have. You can use a Mini DV camcorder too. I use that most of the time. It's pretty covenant, if you have one. Logitech ones look pretty nice and are like 20 bucks.
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Hi, i'll be going on holiday early next year back to the Philippines. Most of the places i'll be staying at will have a internet connection so i'm looking to purchase a webcam for my Powerbook to show my friends the place via MSN Messenger/Yahoo messenger. Only problem is the iSight is way too expensive for my liking. Does anybody here have a cheaper alternative webcam? And how does it perform?
I picked a cheap one up at Mega Mall when I was there in July. Worked good, but I left it there for my cousin to use.

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Just get like a cheap Logitech, that's what I have. You can use a Mini DV camcorder too. I use that most of the time. It's pretty covenant, if you have one. Logitech ones look pretty nice and are like 20 bucks.
Do you need any software for the Powerbook to recognise a dv cam as a webcam?

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Ah, just tried it, works ok, for YM, cant seem to find a webcam option for MSN though.

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Ah, just tried it, works ok, for YM, cant seem to find a webcam option for MSN though.
There is no webcam option for MSN yet, MS does a poor job of keeping it up to date

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