Amcrest is an established brand well-known largely for it's remote monitoring wired and wireless security camera line, so it's a fairly trusted brand. Thiese particular webcams for your Mac video conferencing and online chat needs includes a clip on flip-down webcam security cover if you're afraid you are unknowingly being recorded via spy cam malware or something.
Another external USB web camera model in their lineup is the Amcrest StreamPro. It features a wider angle field of view:better suited for group conferencing.
Both have a built-in noise canceling microphones captures clean audio. Both of the MacOS friendly Amcrest StreamPro and Pro HD webcams have a flip-clip base incorporates a standard 1/4" camera mount hole for tripod mounting if desired.
A built-in iSight in an iMac or MacBook Pro/Air might be all you need for an 'okay' videoconference with your doctor. However, a MacOS friendly external webcam like a C922 Stream Pro webcam or the long popular C920 can be far more versatile in placement and positioning and of higher image quality, particularly if you have had a medical condition or procedure that requires visually showing your eDoctor it's status.
As long as your Mac is fairly recent, we recommend a 1080p HD web camera from a reputable manufacturer like Logitech to assure a sharp, accurate image for your eDoc healthcare video tele session. Lower resolution 720p webcams aren't as detailed. 4K webcams like the Ultra-HD 4K Logitech Brio is overkill and the recently released Logitech 1080p StreamCam is kind of pricey for telemedicine conferencing over the internet.
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- Some key features of the Mac compatible Genius F100 of note:
- Built-in stereo microphones
- 120 degree ultra wide angle lens
- Includes USB extension cable
- Full 1080p HD recording up to 30fps
- USB 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.1 port compatible
- Works on Mac OSX 10.5 and up
With a collapsable, extension arm, this highly portable and affordable doc cam is easy to adjust and position, making it ideal for papers, books, and 3D objects. It works with a wide array of Apple compatible educational, business and other video aware webcam apps for displaying, capturing and sharing content.
The vast majority of PC and Apple compatible web cameras still use a traditional rectangular Type-A USB connection, so it's nice to have the StreamCam webcam with the modernType-C connector for use on Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C Macs.
As a premium webcam for Mac users, the StreamCam can deliver very high frame-rates on modern Apple computers with an Intel i5 or greater processor and running the latest version of MacOS. Note: Logitech also offers a special webcam, the 4K Pro Magnetic, for the new Mac Pro XDR display that features a magnetic mount. It too comes with a native USB 3.1Type-C connector for use on a Thunderbolt 3 port.
From a video I've seen on YouTube, the Kiyo was demonstrated on a MacBook pro confirming the cam is UVC compliant and works under OSX 10.5 and beyond up to the current MacOS Catalina.
Apparently something was amiss with the initial audio hardware or implementation at Razer (who otherwise specializes in flashy, high-end Windows gaming peripherals.) The Kiyo webcam with built-in ring light needed a firmware update to correct some issues. The updater only ran on Windows. As such, Razer's lack of explicit support for Mac made the earliest versions of the camera a less-than-optimal choice for Macintosh users shopping for an external USB Mac compatible webcam.
One alternative is a rather pricey and high-end webcam / mic / ringlight / USB hub combo: Check out the Marantz Turret Pro Broadcaster instead which is worth a look-see if you're looking for a 1-piece audio - video conferencing / streaming webcam with ringlight that IS Mac OSX compatible. There's also several generic brand ringlight cameras appearing on Amazon that have a simialr ringlight design around the webcam lens.
The Go-To brand seems to be Amscope with good software support for Macintosh computers. Omax is another digital USB scope manufacturer worth checking out. Some are conventional computer lab microscopes for medical or biological uses that combine both optical eye-pieces plus a digital camera sensor for capturing and recording whatever it sees under high magnification. Windows users will likely find snapshot and video capture apps more readily available, but Linux and Mac OS users will find any general purpose still image or video capture program will let them capture images or video clips from the digital computer microscope's sensor.
There are also many MacOS friendly UVC compatible inspection microscopes for business, industrial, construction or hobbyist uses. Some are handheld such as dental cameras, some feature a mounting stand, others may have a long or extended cable for, say, automotive engine or in-wall construction inspections.
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- The 8 MP Camera in Wi-Fi and HDMI mode captures images in (1920 x 1080) high definition, and (3264 x 2448) 2K quality in USB mode).
- It's capable of video recording in 1080p HD (1920 x 1080 at up to 30 FPS.)
- It can be connected to a computer, AppleTV, iOS device, projector, monitor or TV .
- A built-in LED illuminates the capture area.
- Max shooting area approximatley 11.14” x 19.72 [16: 9 aspect], 14.29” x 19.01” [4: 3 aspect]
- The VZ-X doc cam has a Sony CMOS image sensor with fast autofocusing speed, low-light noise reduction, and accurate color reproduction.
- The doc cam offers 9-12 hours of battery life with up to 33-feet of wireless range.
- The multi-jointed integrated stand with pivoting camera head has a small footprint to capture any object or document from different heights, angles, or orientation.
- An array of buttons on the VZ-X’s body enable you to optimally adjust the presented image.
- It even includes a microphone for video conferencing when in USB webcam mode.
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The Mac compatible Huddly Go supports the UVC 1.1 - USB Video Class device specification so it 'just works' with more modern versions of Mac OSX 10.X+ right out of the box. Additional features are unlocked by the optional app .You can download the MacOS version of HuddlyGo's webcam app here. Oh, and it includes a standard tripod mounting hole for camera positioning with a variety of floor, desktop, or gooseneck camera tripods. Do note the Huddly Go doesn't include a built-in microphone, but any number of Mac friendly USB desktop speakerphones or conferencing mics are ideal.
In reality, it's just another instance of Logitech confusing the marketplace with inconsistent branding / naming conventions. In the past they've sold the exact same webcams for Mac and Windows under differing naming schemes.. For example the C910 vs B910 webcams simply had a different model designator: 'C' for 'Consumer' and 'B' for 'Business' users. The actual hardware was identical and both were high-quality Apple compatible webcams with 720p HD resolution and ultra-smooth autofocus and a razor-sharp Ziess optical quality glass lens.
In this case it seems they simply dropped the Brio name and rebranded it on their website depending on whether you're on their Business or Consumer product listing pages. Both use the same model #: "PN: 960-001178" So, if you're an Apple computer owner wanting and needing the highest capture resolution currently possible, EITHER camera - regardless of how its branded is one in the same.
(Do note: To capture in ultra-high 4K resolution, you need to make sure you're directly connected to a 5Gbps USB 3.0 or 3.1 port to utilize the webcam's highest-resolution mode. USB 2.0 speed ports, which are fine for 720p and 1080p webcams, just don't cut it in the 4K world.)
If you opt for a high-end premium webcam for your Mac mini - like the Logitech Brio 4K HD webcam - you can leverage the higher bandwidth of the USB-C or USB-A connections for full 4K video capture. Prior to the 4K video revolution, USB 2.0 was sufficient for 1080p and 720p HD resolutions. That said, given the demands of 4K, the average Mac mini web camera buyers will be more than happy with the 1080p image and frame-rates of the top selling Logitech model, the C922 Stream Pro.
If your budget is minimal, there's any number of of 2nd-tier 'no-name' knockoff webcams compatible with your Mac mini that may meet your video chat and capture needs for 30 bucks or less. Many of these steal design elements of popular Logitech cameras to look like Logi models, but may not deliver the same image or audio quality. You also won't have access to Logitech's free webcam utility and will need to pay for a 3rd-party app to do any image adjustments.
Logitech MeetUp 4K Video Conferencing System For MacOS
120 Degree FOV, Beam-Forming Mics, Speaker, Remote Control
4K HD Webcam System RequirementsFor Apple users, system specifications for the Logitech Meetup conferencing camera start with Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite on up through the latest MacOS Sierra. The minimum CPU specs recommend a 2.4GHz or faster CPU on your MacBook or Mac and you need to take that seriously for high resolution conferencing.
While the Ultra HD webcam sensor can operate at up to 30FPS at a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, note your video chat app may not be capable of Ultra HD mode. Just as important, your internet bandwidth matters too, as to whether such high frame rates or resolutions are even possible on the receiving device. Lastly, it should also be noted that a 5Gbps USB 3.0 or 10Gbps 3.1 USB port is needed for 4K resolution. USB 2.0 ports are fast enough for more conventional 1080p or 720p HD webcams, but 4K mode needs USB 3.x speeds.
With physical dimensions of 4"H x 16"W x 3"D and weighing in at around 2 pounds, it's oblong design is ideal for mounting beneath a meeting room's large panel LCD TV or display. An optional extension microphone is available to extend the camera's 8 foot range to 14 feet in larger meeting rooms.You can learn more detailed specs about the MeetUp cam here.
The Logitech Brio is also the first webcam in it's product line to switch to a USB 3.x Type-C port on the back of the camera housing and allows interchangeable cables. The Brio comes with a conventional USB-A to USB-C cable, but some Apple users with modern MacBook laptops and desktops may opt to purchase a USB-C to USB-C cable to directly connect the camera with.
Some aspects of this 4K HD webcam may be confusing. Though it supports both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 use, 4K capture does require a 5Gbps USB 3.0/3.1 speed port. Although the Mac compatible Brio web camera features an infrared IR sensor on the camera face, it's unclear if or when any facial recognition software for Mac OSX will be available or written to take advantage of it. Somewhat like the C922 with it's bundled XSplit and Personify apps that are Windows only, Macintosh users will be slightly underserved. Supposedly, the camera can support adjustable 68, 78 or 90 degree Field-Of-View FOV adjustments which can be handy depending on whether it's just you in a video - or you're in a group conference with multiple people on-cam.
Do note though that Logitech's webcam support site does offer MacOS webcam control software for OSX 10.11+ (Sierra and ElCapitan) to provide image adjustment or other camera settings controls. It seems in the latest version of Logitech's webcam app, background removal is supported on the Brio. The Mac Logitech Brio webcam download for MacOS 10.11+ is available here.
Though it appears largely similar to the C920, the C922 is a different camera. Visually it features an apparently darker black casing and white LED accent rings around it's face. The internal circuitry has also been enhanced to provide "Up To" 60FPS at 720p and 30FPS at 1080p. Do note that achieving optimal frame-rates is also directly correlated to optimal lighting conditions no matter which webcam you buy, so keep good lighting in mind for any of your video capture or conferencing sessions.
Although it is a premium web camera with great clarity, color and light sensitivity - I do note that unlike the C930e, ConferenceCam Connect and other top-end Logitech models, the C922 doesn't brag about having a branded Carl Zeiss optical quality glass lens.
The C922 Stream Pro for Mac includes a fully adjustable tabletop tripod with swivel mount that extends to 18.5cm. But do note: Logitech has also been selling a C922X version that does NOT include the tripod. To avoid confusion it helps to think of the 'X' as being crossed-out, without the tripod. Unless you don't need or want the tripod, watch online prices for the webcam very closely: I've seen the model with the free webcam tripod selling for less than the X-model without it.
Featuring widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio HD video, stereo audio and Carl Zeiss optics, it offers up to 720p HD video calling or capture at up to 30 frames per second. Dual high-quality microphone elements deliver wideband stereo audio capture. The B910/C910 camera has a 78-degree field of view and razor-sharp Carl Zeiss optical glass lens. Logitech's exceptionally smooth and responsive autofocus helps keeps images incredibly sharp and detailed, even when close-up.
This UVC-compliant, plug-and-play webcam automatically uses Apple system drivers built-into MacOS Sierra, OSX ElCapitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard and Lion. With it's exceptional light response, color accuracy and smooth autofocus, most Mac users with adequate room lighting won't really need any image adjustment software.