Apple iSight

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The Apple iSight was first launched in 2003.

The Apple iSight retailed at US$149 and connected to a computer via a FireWire cable.

The external iSight's -inch color CCDsensor has 640480-pixel VGA resolution, with a custom-designed three-part F/2.8 lens with two aspherical elements. It features autoexposure, 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 iSight has an image delay of approximately 120 ms.

The iSight incorporates internal microphones with dual-element noise suppression. The actual camera only takes up one-quarter of the unit; the remaining space is primarily occupied by its two microphones and mounting socket.

Four camera mounts, a plastic tube carrying case and a FireWire camera mount adapter are also included. The user can select the mounting bracket most appropriate for their monitor or other mounting surface. It is fully compatible with its native macOS, as well as partially compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Linus operating systems.

The iSight has a small green LED that illuminates when the camera is in use. It also has an iris that closes by twisting the front of the camera.

Date : 1993

Manufacturer : Apple

Physical Description : apple iSight main unit apple iSight plastic case apple isight firewire cable firewire adapter/camera adapter x 2 4 camera mounts styrofoam for firewire cable styrofoam for iSight and iSight case styrofoam for mounts Apple iSight product 1 year garentee booklet Apple iSight user guide apple licence agreement cardboard slipcase for paperwork cardboard case that holds all of the above cardboard sleve that fits over all the above

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH52935. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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