Thursday, August 30, 2007

Logitech QuickCam Fusion

Logitech is known for being unfriendly to Macintosh users. They were kind enough to publish two FAQ items (1, 2) that listed cameras with UVC compatibility, which means that they will work with iChat under Mac OS X 10.4.9. However, the part numbers (P/N) are inaccessible without opening the package.

I took a chance and picked up a Logitech QuickCam Fusion from Best Buy. The model I bought was labelled with an icon reading "Works with Windows Vista" and also features "RightLight 2". The UPC (in Canada) was 097855035158. It was on sale for $59 and works perfectly with both our Power Mac G4 through a USB 1.1 hub and our iMac G5.