- Brand Name: Apple
- Model Number: M8817LL/B
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
- Image Capture Speed: 30 fps
Apple iSight Video Conferencing Webcam with Autofocus -M8817LL/B
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- Video conference easily over broadband Internet
- 640 x 480 resolution with 24-bit color at 30 frames per second
- Built-in noise-suppressing microphone
- Includes 3 stands and can be clipped to the top of an LCD display for a more accurate centered video image.
- Autofocus from 2 inches to infinity
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From the Manufacturer
Like no other camera
iSight sits directly in front of you at eye level.
Crystal clear sound
iSight includes a built-in, dual element noise-suppressing microphone that delivers crystal clear audio. The microphone takes in the sound from both microphone elements, then determines which sounds are essential to the conversation with an algorithm that filters out extraneous noise.
iSight weighs in at a mere 2.3 ounces (63.8 grams) making it easy to carry in your pocket or bag for use anywhere. For convenience and protection, iSight also includes a travel case so you can take it along on trips short or long. \
Use iSight to take your own buddy photo.
Focus on you
Just a sec
Video muting, too
You’ll look marvelous
The result is that whether it’s in a poorly lit hotel room or a bright sunny kitchen, iSight will provide true color reproduction and a crisp image. The camera also sports a small green “on air” light that lets you know that you are participating in a live video chat session. One simple twist of the lens cap turns off iSight, ensuring your privacy and letting your buddies know you’re no longer available for video and audio chatting.
Closing the lens cover mutes the video but doesn't disconnect you from your conversation.
Top Customer Reviews
The camera comes with four different mounting devices (stands and clips) to use it on a desktop, atop your monitor, or attached to your notebook computer's LCD screen. Another thoughtful touch is a little cylinder to store/protect the iSight when you take it on the road.
The iSight has two internal noise-cancelling microphones that provide crisp, clear audio. The folks with whom I videoconference have remarked that I sound like I'm in the same room as they.
One area where the iSight could be improved is control over manual adjustments. The camera normally works in auto mode. The aperature, focus, color temperature, video gain, et cetera, are adjusted automatically based on the room's lighting conditions. But I've found that there are times when the picture is a bit too dark or too bright, or the hue is a tad too red or blue. Fortunately, there's a cool $8 shareware utility called iGlasses (do a Google search to find it) that gives you full manual control over the camera. iGlasses appears as a floating pallete within iChat AV. With it, you can tweak the iSight's settings to your personal preference.
The iSight and iChat AV go hand in hand. I can't imagine using one without the other.
The iChat program (bundled with OS X Panther) works really well with the camera. I've used it to chat with my sister who lives a few states away. With appropriate third party software, you can also use the iChat as a UPC barcode reader to scan in your books, CDs, and DVDs. The quality of the image generated by the camera is more than acceptable. Colors are rich and not washed out. On a broadband connection, frame rates were impressively high. Audio only chats will work as well, as the iSight also houses a built-in microphone. Audio quality is clear, too, as my sister has confirmed. I have yet to chat with another iSight'er to fully perform a two-way video chat, but from what I've seen so far, the iSight works very well. Highly recommended.
The picture is the best I have seen with a good frontal light source. I had to upgrade from 256 to 500 on my internet speed to eliminate the slight but acceptable pixelation.
I find the iSight superior to just about any of the USB cams on the market, and like all things Apple, it just works, without having to install drivers or mess with settings. It comes with a standard Firewire 400 cable, so if your Mac only has Firewire 800 you'll need a 400-800 adapter or a cable with 400 on one end and 800 on the other.
Armed with the iSight and Skype or iChat, and you're ready to video chat with the world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the cable of apple isight
doesn't fit on my apple!
so now i need a adapter to test it....
I love Apple stuff so I was excited to buy this cam. It worked great for awhile but then just started shutting off and my Imac wouldnt even recognize it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Coleman
I purchased this webcam after the Logitech webcam (that cost a considerable amount more) failed to work effectively during web conferences . Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by todd w southern
I am very pleased with this webcam works much better than the Rocketfish HD that
i was using with my new imac mini. works good even with in a lowlight room. Read more
Plug and play. The cam was recognized immediately by the computer, and was in use in under a minute. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Rob W
It does what is needed, performs as expected. Had some difficulty getting it mounted so that the picture was not tilted.Published on February 10, 2013 by Donald B.
Needing a webcam for my Apple desktop, I looked at various models, from the cheapest to more costly. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Bionicman
Just received and tested this used product that arrived from seller (The Mac Toy Store Inc.) in original packaging with all accompanying guides and materials. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Brooklyn resident