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Does the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 (USB 2.0) work on Mac OS X 10.6? Or do I really have to get the more expensive Mac-edition called Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro MAC (USB 2.0)?

Generally speaking I'm looking for a new USB webcam for Skype. Here are my requirements:

  • high-quality
  • USB 2.0 / driverless (don't want to depend on a vendor's low-quality driver/software)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 compatible (incl 64-bit Snow Leopard kernel)

Any recommendations?

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A quick google search reveals this page which says that while it does not work on Leopard, it does work on Snow Leopard.

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USB Webcams by default will use Apple's built in USB Webcam driver (available 10.4.9+), so without a complete driver from Logitech a lot of the extra features are not available. If this doesn't bother you (since you don't want to do depend on a vendor's drivers) then you'll be just fine. There are however several programs that will allow you to change the white balance, colour and other bits from Ecamm.

So yes, both cameras will work with Snow Leopard just fine, and Apple's extension if it's not already 64-bit will be soon.

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