Microsoft HD-3000 Webcam For Mac : 720p HD Web Camera Review

A Microsoft webcam compatible with Mac OSX? Yes, it's true. Have you been in the market for an external webcam that is tested compatible with a Mac computer system running OSX? The Mac compatible Microsoft HD-3000 is a great camera choice for your favorite Mac internet video chat program or for recording video clips for use in iMovie projects or for uploading to YouTube or other online video services.

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Fixed Focus - 720p HD Resolution


Noteworthy Webcam Features


Some of the particularly notable features of the Microsoft HD-3000 webcam for Mac include assured compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.X or greater. You simply need plug it in. Apple’s OSX includes basic UVC - USB Video Class hardware drivers so that the webcam will be immediately recognized by merely plugging it into any available USB SuperSpeed 3.0 or 2.03.0 port on the Mac laptop or desktop system.

The HD-3000 is a fixed-focus webcam for hassle-free sharpness at any range. What is notable about Microsoft's cameras is their excellent True-Color color-fidelity and light management.

Audio Handling Abilities Of The Microsoft HD-3000


The Microsoft HD-3000 webcam also includes a built-in microphone of reasonable sound quality that may be better than the internal mic in a Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop computers such as a Macintosh Pro or Mac mini, there isn’t any microphone. So, adding a Microsoft HD-3000 webcam with it’s included microphone also yields the ability to record audio as well, via a single USB device.

Additional Webcam Features Of The Microsoft HD-3000


The Microsoft HD-3000 or Mac webcam mount apparatus is kind weird: A bendy-flexy-foldy 1-piece design with a stiff but rubbery texture to attach it to your MacBook display or atop a desktop computer monitor. Unfortunately it doesn't have a standard camera tripod mounting screw hole. If this otherwise impressive camera has a drawback, it's the 'iffy' design of the clip.

Cost Of Microsoft HD-3000


Commonly available at a typical selling price of around $30 USD this mid-range webcam from Microsoft is a reasonably affordable choice for practically any budget yet still offering an exceptional webcam online chat and video recording experience.