The Apple iSight Camera is a conferencing camera that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2008 as part of the Apple iSight series. The Camera has been introduced on June 23, 2003, and its price started at $149.

The iSight webcam has a ¼-inch color CCD sensor 640 × 480 pixels with VGA resolution, a custom-designed three-part F/2.8 lens with two aspherical elements.

iSite camera features a FireWire connection, built-in microphone, auto exposure, autofocusing from 50 mm to infinity, and video capture at 30 frames per second in 24-bit color with a variety of shutter speeds. However, the camera has an image delay of approximately 120 ms.

This camera has been discontinued on October 13, 2008.

Today iSight is 20 years old!

Apple iSight Webcam
Source: – Apple iSight Webcam

Apple Keyboard Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 23, 2003
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2008
Order NumberM8817LL/A
Original Price$149
Weight2.5 oz.
70 Grams
Dimensions3.5″ – 8.89 cm length
1.38″ – 3.5 cm diameter

System Requirements

  • iChat AV Software
  • Mac OS X 10.2.5 or later
  • Macintosh computer with 600 MHz PowerPC G3 (or faster) and FireWire port


Resolution640 x 480 VGA
Optics1/4-inch color CCD
Lens Focal LengthN/A
RangeAutomatic 50 mm to infinity
Shutter SpeedContinuous up to 30 fps


Photo FormatsN/A


AudioIntegrated Dual-element microphone
PortsFireWire for audio, video, and power connection


PowerPowered through a FireWire connection

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