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Macally Megacam

Macally Megacam
alaScore 78

15 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 15 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Mar 19, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 143185 reviews from other Webcams. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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(Based on 15 reviews)

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Camera 2+ Years, 0 Problems

 

I recommend this camera. It is also adjustable so that it can be hung off of the top of a flat-screen monitor, or as a stand alone camera. XP-SP3 and Win7 recognized the camera with no problems whatsoever.

I purchased this Macally MegaCam Oct 2012. Using WINXP SP3 on an older Dell D620. This camera is clear and responsive. The auto light correction is good and the built-in mic works well. I have not used it that much in almost 3 years, but when I have...

I don't care for WIN8 because it's a resource hog, but related to this camera, I don't know if it will operate under WIN8. I use either XP, WIN7, or Linux. I will not upgrade to bloatware. I like my systems to run my apps and games, not waste resources...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Camera 2+ Years, 0 Problems

 

I recommend this camera. It is also adjustable so that it can be hung off of the top of a flat-screen monitor, or as a stand alone camera. XP-SP3 and Win7 recognized the camera with no problems whatsoever.

I purchased this Macally MegaCam Oct 2012. Using WINXP SP3 on an older Dell D620. This camera is clear and responsive. The auto light correction is good and the built-in mic works well. I have not used it that much in almost 3 years, but when I have...

I don't care for WIN8 because it's a resource hog, but related to this camera, I don't know if it will operate under WIN8. I use either XP, WIN7, or Linux. I will not upgrade to bloatware. I like my systems to run my apps and games, not waste resources...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

choppy video

 

If it were possible to adjust camera settings, that would be great, and I'm sure it would fix the problems I'm talking about. However, even then, the user would have to set up their own lighting to make up for the lack of auto-adjust.

Still images are decent. What's nice is the way it adjusts itself with room lighting so the picture comes in clear.

Video is choppy. Almost completely unusable. The problem is, when the camera auto-adjusts for lighting, the video slows down. I'm going to guess the little processor inside isn't strong enough to handle both video and picture quality at the same time,...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ok for the price

 

Ok for the price but if you're looking for a webcam for periodic web chatting then look elsewhere.

Its a good picture taking webcam

I've used this webcam with all three major OS platforms and during use, it would slowly degrade in quality. The camera becomes unusable and very choppy after about 5 minutes of use

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ok for the price

 

Ok for the price but if you're looking for a webcam for periodic web chatting then look elsewhere.

Its a good picture taking webcam

I've used this webcam with all three major OS platforms and during use, it would slowly degrade in quality. The camera becomes unusable and very choppy after about 5 minutes of use.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not good for Skype or iChat!

 

I bought this for my parents, since they have an older iMac. It performed very poorly during a Skype call, when my iSight camera had worked perfectly before. I thought it might be the age of their machine, so I tried it on my Mac Pro and it was just as...

Great picture quality for stills or recording video

Terrible fps in webchat, like Skype and iChat. Averaged about 5fps, if that

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not good for Skype or iChat!

 

I bought this for my parents, since they have an older iMac. It performed very poorly during a Skype call, when my iSight camera had worked perfectly before. I thought it might be the age of their machine, so I tried it on my Mac Pro and it was just as...

Great picture quality for stills or recording video.

Terrible fps in webchat, like Skype and iChat. Averaged about 5fps, if that.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not great but not bad.

 

Not a bad buy, but you could get better for just a little more.

Good for its price and my use, which is an occasional video chat or troll on the internet. Microphone is good quality

Kind of grainy ; This is just a slight con, but it leans slightly to the right and is rather annoying to see me tilted

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not great but not bad.

 

Not a bad buy, but you could get better for just a little more.

Good for its price and my use, which is an occasional video chat or troll on the internet. Microphone is good quality.

Kind of grainy. This is just a slight con, but it leans slightly to the right and is rather annoying to see me tilted.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Low FPS

 

The picture quality is fine, but after trying it out in skype, msn, etc, the fps is very unsuitable for video chat. My mistake going for a cheaper cam, I wouldn't recommend it.

Good quality picture even in poor lighting, fair sound quality.

Very low FPS in web chat.

Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Grey, White
LED Indicators: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:- Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later \n- Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
Mac compatibility: Yes
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

CRT stand: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Laptop clamp: Yes
LCD clamp: Yes

Performance

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1600 x 1200