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Mac Compatible Selfie Ring Light Web Cameras

A new category of webcams featuring an integrated ring light are hitting the market. The first, the Razer Kiyo ringlight webcam, had some audio problems with it's built-in microphone, making it a suboptimal choice for MacOS users. However, there's now some competition in web camera's with selfie lights built-in such as these cheaper ones from more generic webcam manufacturers:

Mac Friendly Web Camera With Ring-Light Built-In

Webcam With 3 Adjustable Light Brightness Settings


Below, a touch sensitive button on the front of the webcam's face adjusts between 3 brightness levels for the ringlight feature for optimal lighting levels for your selfie stills or video capture. It's location may not be ideal though as touching the camera head to adjust brightness can all too easily bump it out of alignment.

Ringligh Web Camera For MacOS

Flip-Clip or Standard Tripod Mount


Note the OSX 10.6+ 1080p HD autofocus webcams include a built-in microphones, H.264 video compression and a standard thread tripod camera mount hole in the clip base for those who'd prefer the stability and positioning control tripods can give you.

MacOS Catalina Compatible Webcams

Webcams For Mac Catalina OS
As Apple delivers its MacOS 10.15 Catalina operating system, folks will be shopping for an external webcam compatible with MacOS Catalina. Or they may be wondering if their existing USB web camera will function properly under the latest version of OSX.

The UVC - USB Video Class device specification is firmly entrenched in the low-level software code of all major operating systems: Not just OSX, but Windows, Linix and Android OS as well. As such we expect that vast majority of more recent UVC compatible web cameras to work on the 10.15 version of Catalina MacOS without a hitch.

If there's any quirks about MacOS Catalina webcam compatibility, we'll note it on this website. As more app developers and end users deploy their webcams under the Beta and full release of Catalina we'll be sure to hear of particular cameras that exhibit any problems or issues.

There may be much older web cameras with outdated UVC device implementations that aren't up to snuff and may be problematic for use on MacOS Catalina, However most modern webcams should work on a Macs running Catalina just fine.