Webcams for Skype for Mac
Update: if you’re using a recent Mac with a built-in webcam – it’ll look a bit like the one above – it’s ideal for making Skype video calls. Make sure you’re using the most recent version of Skype for Mac, too
We get asked quite a lot what webcams and drivers work on Mac. Apple iSight, Philips SPC900NC and Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 are pretty safe bets. Loads of other cameras work as well as long as you’ve downloaded a driver from http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net. See the list of cameras that work (and those that don’t) with Macs.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind for using video. First, you need a 800 MHz or higher processor to run video – all G5 and Intel and most recent G4 models will do. Second, make sure that only one video application is open at a time. A camera can send video to only one application at the same time. So for example if you open Skype and iChat simultaneously, the first one gets the cam and the second will show No camera connected message.