Apparently something was amiss with the hardware or implementation at Razer (who otherwise specializes in flashy, high-end Windows gaming peripherals. Recently the Kiyo webcam with built-in ring light needed a firmware update to correct some issues. The updater only runs on Windows. As such, Razer's lack of explicit support for Mac makes that camera a sub-optimal choice for Macintosh users shopping for an external USB Mac compatible webcam.
The 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
With an optical quality glass lens, the C615 delivers razor-sharp images and exceptionally fluid and responsive autofocus. When comparing the C615 alongside Logitech's premium Apple compatible web camera, the C930e, I was hard pressed to detect ANY visual difference in image quality, color balance or light handling. The only perceptible difference is the 930e's wider 90-degree wide-angle field-of-view (FOV) incorporating more surrounding background than the C615's more common 78-degree FOV. Overall just as good - for literally a third the price!
It shares the overall design of the compact, pivoting and folding design of the C510 and C525 models, but ups the lens quality and sensor to full 1080p HD web camera resolution. It also has a threaded standard tripod webcam mounting option. What it doesn't have is H.264 video compression that higher end models such as the C920, C930e and ConferenceCam Connect support.
The C510 and C525 are virtually indistinguishable on the outside. On the C525, only the word 'Autofocus' surrounding the camera's optics and strangely, fewer pinholes for the noise-canceling built-in microphone element: 4 holes on the 525 vs 11 holes on the 510 model.
It should be noted both cameras have been discontinued and superceded by Logitech's C615 autofocus webcam model which takes the HD resolution up to full 1080p HD and includes a standard camera thread tripod mounting hole. For cameras that support H.264 video compression, you have to move up to a C920 or C930e model.
Both webcams support maximum 720p HD resolution. So the singularly most important thing that sets the two apart is basically the 510 is FIXED focus (which some prefer for use in, say, Stop-Motion animation setups) versus the ultra-smooth AUTOFOCUS of the 525. It should be noted Logitech delivers exceptionally smooth and responsive autofocus, many lesser AF webcams can be noticeably slow and sluggish or very jerky and 'steppy' in response.
Both cams have a plastic - though optical quality lens and offer excellent clarity color fidelity. In our testing, both are notably superior in image than the built-in Apple iSight webcam in our MacBook. The built-in microphone with noise-cancellation is of good sound quality too, far better than most cheap import UVC webcams from China.
Lastly, both the Logitech C525 and C510 Mac compatible webcams share the same Fold and Go pivoting camera head design like the C615 that makes for easy portability and lens protection from scratches and smudges when folded closed for privacy or travel.
• HD widescreen 1080p camera sensor for video capture
• 720p HD video chat mode for a true HD-quality Skype experience
• Delivers superior image quality and sharpness
• Features a high-precision optical glass element lens
• Smooth and responsive Auto-Focus
• Microsoft's TrueColor technology automatically delivers accurate, bright video
• High-fidelity wide-band microphone -for natural, highly detailed audio capture
• UVC - USB Video Class Compliance for driver-free installation
• USB 2.0 port speed minimum, SuperSpeed USB 3.0- 3.1 compatible
• Standard camera tripod mount in webcam's flex-grip base
• Rotates 180 degrees side-to-side for versatile positioning
The cross-platform LifeCam Pro HD webcam for Macintosh or PC works out of the box with Apple's OSX 10.5+, Linux, and recent Windows 7 and higher operating systems. This video capture and chat cam represents Microsoft's premium, state-of-the-art web camera technology and rival's Logitech's comparable C920 and wide-angle C930e models - often at a lower price.
Don't be confused by offerings of both a 'Business' and 'Consumer' version: They're the SAME, identical camera packaged for different markets. Compare pricing between the two and you may be able to purchase this spectacular hi-definition premium MS webcam at a very reasonable price.
Essential Microsoft LifeCam Camera FeaturesA few particularly notable features of the UVC compliant Microsoft HD-5000 web camera for Mac includes assured compatibility with OS X version 10.5 or greater. You simply need plug it in to an available USB port. Apple’s OSX operating system includes low-level USB Video Class - UVC hardware drivers so that the web camera will be immediately recognized and ready to use by simply an open USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on a Mac desktop or laptop system. An LED indicator on the front lights when the camera is active. Although there's a still image capture button atop the camera body, it's non-functional on the Mac, use PhotoBooth or other app to nab still pictures.
Imaging Abilities Of The Microsoft HD-5000 CamWith a 5MP sensor the LifeCam 5000 is capable of capture of 720p high-def video depending on the speed of your Mac's CPU and the settings you choose in your video app. This is a full Auto-Focus webcam that can be slow and sluggish in low-light situations, but offers reasonably responsive focusing with decent lighting available. Clarity is excellent, and it should be noted Microsoft's TrueColor webcam technology is spot on - something that cannot be said of the off-color hues Apple's built-in iSight cameras are all too guilty of.
Audio Handling Abilities Of The Microsoft HD-5000The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam features a front-facing internal microphone of reasonably high quality which some find even better than the internal microphone that may built into your Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop computers like a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no microphone at all! Therefore, connecting a Microsoft HD-5000 webcam with it’s included USB microphone adds the ability to record audio as well, via just one USB device.
Additional Webcam Features Of The Microsoft HD-5000The Microsoft HD-5000 or Mac web camera mount clip includes a versatile, flexible clip to attach it to a MacBook display or to sit or mount atop a desktop computer monitor. A standard camera tripod mounting screw hole is NOT incorporated into the camera body, so this may not be the right choice if tripod use is critical to you. Like many webcam clips, this one is rubbery coated to grip better than smooth plastic ones do.
Affordability Of Microsoft HD-5000With a typical listed price of around $40 USD this 720p hi-def Apple-friendly Microsoft webcam is an easily affordable choice for nearly any budget, yet still offers a really exceptional web camera image for your online conferencing, Skype chats, and video recording sessions.
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Built-In LED Lighting And Microphone
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Manual Focus With Built-In Microphone
Both of these webcams for Mac OSX feature manual focus by twisting the lens - so if high-definition 720p HD is too clear, sharp and detailed -- you can 'soften' the image with a gentle blur to smooth over your minor, but human flaws. And if you like to Talk-Dirty too, both have a built-in microphone. They're compatible with Mac OS 10.5+ and up and will work with many adult video conferencing sites that use Flash, Skype, ICUii, ISPQ, Camfrog and others.