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Best Document Webcams For Mac OSX

A specialized but very important niche in the Mac compatible webcam marketplace is one for document cameras. They're widely used by educators in classroom environments and by business presentation professionals at meetings. IPEVO leads the way with recent improvements to their doc cam's sensors for even higher resolution and detailed imagery. Many feature on-board focus control buttons to zoom to optimal clarity. Their UVC - USB Video Class compliance insures they're compatible with MacOS without needing to install any software drivers.

Dual-Mode iPevo 8MP Mac Document Cam

USB Macintosh or HDMI Display Connection Option

iPevo V4K Ultra HD Document Cam

Mac Compatible With Integrated Webcam Stand

iPevo Point2View Cam

Manual and AutoFocus Control

iPevo offers a nice range of USB and Wireless document cameras for Mac OSX with its Ziggi and manual and auto-focus Point2View webcams - along with camera mounting stands and specialized webcam snapshot software for Mac OSX to help you get picture-perfect images to share of small objects and documents during live presentations on a videoconference - or for later use.

Cheap Mac Document Cameras

For those on a constrained budget, here's a versatile UVC compliant document webcam that works with either Linux, Windows or Mac OSX. The flexible gooseneck mount makes it easy to position the web camera head over your documents or objects. A manual focus adjustment ring around the lens allows sharpening the image to optimum focus.

HueHD Gooseneck Doc Cam

Manual Focus Lens w/Mic

For under $50 USD, this cheap document webcam is an affordable way for Apple users to image your documents - or even use as a general purpose webcam for your online video conferencing sessions.

Best RocketFish Webcams For Mac

2nd-Tier webcam manufacturers tend to play Follow The Leader and often mimic and clone their look-alike version of other makers premium webcams. Like GearHead, Rocket Fish is offering their HD webcam offering to counter Logitech’s C910 and C920 with a knock-off HD webcam of their own.

Mac Compatible HD Webcam

Autofocus + Stereo Microphones

Offering dual microphones for stereo audio, 720p and 1080p resolutions and autofocus, this Mac compatible HD web camera currently lists at around $39, about half of Logitech’s price. In my testing the RocketFish HD performed quite well, good light sensitivity and color saturation, reasonable image clarity and smooth autofocus - although like too many webcams is a bit slow to respond to changes, about a 1-2 second lag in my estimation.

What you DON’T get from RocketFish at this price is the clarity and world-class optical glass Zeiss lens that makes high-end Logitech cams so spectacular in detail, or the exceptionally fast and fluid autofocus that outperforms all others.

Cheap Mac Webcam

720p HD Webcam w/Mic

Want and even lower-cost external Mac web cam? This cheap 720p RocketFish HD webcam for Mac or PC can usually be had for around $20. Includes a built-in microphone and autofocus: