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Foscam FI8918W Webcam

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30fps 640 X 480 Sep 2012
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The Foscam FI8918W Wireless IP Camera features high quality video and audio, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision as well as a built in network video recording system.... More
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site thought that this webcam was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. Toptenreviews.com gave this Foscam webcam a "Gold" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This Foscam webcam has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including toptenreviews.com and tweakers.net. If all the webcams of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this webcam is in the top 14%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Foscam webcam rated it as 80%.

Good Support

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Amazon Fan Man mentioned in their review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “U have an amazing home cam to help keep your property safe when you are away from home” and scored it 5 stars. Andy said on Amazon “Docs are poor (at least the quick start guide that comes in the box” in his review but even so he scored it 60 out of 100. Dan Woodhouse mentioned in his review of the Foscam FI8918W “If you only have one camera then it's easy to set it up using the Foscam app - a quick Google reveals easy to follow instructions”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W considered that it had good customer support. Leighroy mentioned in their review on Amazon “Fantastic camera and fantastic customer support” and rated it 5 stars. Mr Simon Scott wrote on Amazon five years ago “This would not connect.I contacted customer support, who tried their best” however despite that he only rated this webcam 40 out of 100. Thierry Bemelmans wrote on Amazon “Great camera for the price & great customer support” in their review of the Foscam FI8918W.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote “Since then the wireless connection has been rock solid so I am putting that down to router” . Bryan Jones mentioned on Amazon “It is built into the speaker” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W and rated it as very good. Charles Huggett wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “The build quality is good”.

Several Foscam FI8918W reviewers reckoned that this webcam was reliable. Cheryl said on Amazon “This is a reliable camera which you can set up in your home” in her review. Last year Julie rated this webcam 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Amazing brilliant reliable” in her review of the Foscam FI8918W. Mr Neil Crittenden said in his review of this webcam on Amazon “This seemed like a reliable and cheaper option to other options when we moved our newborn into his own room”.

One customer who purchased the Foscam FI8918W considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Viv said “It was like diving in a sea when you don't know swimming!I bought 2 of these cameras with lot of excitement”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Foscam FI8918W owners who purchased the Foscam FI8918W concluded that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer mentioned “The wireless LAN feature simply doesn't work with a WPA/WPA2 secured network” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Andy wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “Voila you are wireless” yet he rated the product 60 out of 100. Andyl said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Good wireless cam” and scored the product 5 stars.

Twelve Foscam FI8918W reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had network functionality. Good Guy Jas said three years ago “Good quality home network wireless camera”. Two years ago Jerry said “ONLY sends 6 images per triggered alarm, reasonable networking knowledge required, no HTTPS support” in his Foscam FI8918W review but despite that he gave it a score of 2 stars. Jerry also mentioned “However, these are networking related issues rather than the fault of this device”.

Some Foscam FI8918W owners mentioned in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W had email functionality. Geordio said on Amazon “Email alerts are a nice feature.” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Ian Robinson mentioned in his review on Amazon “What I like is an email alarm that motion has been detected”. Ian Robinson also said “The only thing I would have liked is the email to have the 1min video attached”.

Several Foscam FI8918W owners who reviewed the product thought it was able to connect to the internet.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it was good looking. Bonzo Dog said on Amazon “The picture quality is pretty good indoors day or night” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Four years ago Consumer 2012 wrote in their Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon “It's a good looking camera” however they rated it 20 out of 100. Mr David Penn gave it a score of 4 stars and he said “It is pretty straightforward”.

Several Foscam FI8918W owners said in their reviews that it was smooth. Mr. L. Croucher gave it a very good review score and wrote in their review of the Foscam FI8918W “It is smooth over Wifi and very reliable, really happy with the purchase”. Three years ago S. Roberts wrote on Amazon “The camera itself is well finished with pan and tilt smooth and precise”.

One person who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W thought it was neat. Five years ago David said in his review of this webcam “This is a neat little IP Camera that we use for monitoring the house whilst we're out”. One Foscam FI8918W owner who bought this webcam considered that it had a good case.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Artuk wrote in their Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon two years ago “It works very well and I am surprised at the features on such a low cost device, easily accessible online using PC or Tablet” and rated the product as very good. Four years ago Bryan Jones mentioned “Then the camera also has a speaker out port, so you can connect to something bigger if you choose).I could go on as there are even more features.” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W. G. North gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Listen are great features”.

Good Product Quality

Fourty Foscam FI8918W reviewers considered that the Foscam FI8918W was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon five years ago “ProsVery good quality image (even over a 3G wireless connection)Control software works very well” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “Image quality is acceptable, though the camera's colour balance is terrible”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This is a well presented, good quality product”.

Easy to Use

Several Foscam FI8918W owners considered that it was easy to setup. Last year Alan G Orchard mentioned in his review of this webcam “This one was delivered the next day after ordering and was simple to set up with good instructions” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It is easy enough to set up on a home network” in their Foscam FI8918W review nonetheless they rated it 3 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The other location uses a dynamically (ISP) allocated IP address, so it is necessary to set up an account with a DDNS service”.

Several Foscam FI8918W reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. Four years ago Bonzo Dog scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The internet is very handy for finding the correct forum if you get stuck”. Dan mentioned on Amazon “Bought as baby monitor - Simple and Easy to use” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W. Four years ago G. Smedley said “It's best to use Internet Explorer (not 64bit) for this, even if you hate it as it offers good ActiveX control for recording”.

Two Foscam FI8918W owners concluded that it had a good experience. Bonzo Dog gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Altogether a good learning experience” in their review of this webcam. Ken wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “The set up for me was easy enough having had experience with two Axis cams which knowledge helped greatly with the setting up”.

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. S. Kay said “When that one drops to a more comfortable price I may replace this one”.

Two customers who bought this webcam thought it was easy to use the menus. Dannyb gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Them dialing into my machine, they quickly got the correct settings put in” in their review of the Foscam FI8918W. Mr. S. Bales wrote “The instructions and settings should be more clear” in their review of this webcam.

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Reasonably Priced

A few customers mentioned that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their Foscam FI8918W review “Works well for the price”. Amazon Customer also said “To sum upFor the money you pay this camera is great value for money”. Amazon Fan Man mentioned “Great value cam” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some people who purchased it said that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “Honestly, how much would it have cost to make the lead a little longer? Cheap cost-cutting here”. Amazon Customer also said “Only gets three stars because it's so cheap, otherwise it would only merit two stars”. Dan Woodhouse said “Perfect for a cheap home CCTV network” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W.

One Foscam FI8918W reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. Four years ago C. D. Nash mentioned “Colour of the Foscam is not as sharp as the more expensive LinkSys webcam my son has installed for his apartment” in their review.

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Popular Choice

The FI8918W is a popular choice of webcam according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Sound Quality

Eight Foscam FI8918W owners who purchased this webcam considered that it had a good microphone. Bryan Jones scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “If you're using Internet Explorer on windows, you get the added bonus of two way sound”. Good Guy Jas wrote in their review on Amazon “The booklet makes it sound simple”. Five years ago Hc said in their review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “Surveilance pro is good too, no audio though”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Foscam FI8918W reviewers thought it was quiet. Two years ago Jerry wrote on Amazon “So my password had been silently truncated and I couldn't log in” in his Foscam FI8918W review however he scored the product 40 out of 100. Julie wrote on Amazon “They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great”. Lmd said “The motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out” in their review and gave this webcam a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Foscam FI8918W owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Bryan Jones mentioned “You can also talk back as the camera has an in built speaker (which I admit is very loud.” in his review of this webcam and rated the product 5 stars.

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Foscam Has Good Webcam Reviews

Foscam has good average ratings for its webcams as well as across its entire webcam range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

One Foscam FI8918W reviewer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Andy mentioned in his Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon “Not heavy”. One Foscam FI8918W reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. Three years ago Dennis he said “The compact shape and build quality that doesn't feel very "cheap”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years, the FI8918W has a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to look at include the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_2600530_price] which has better reviews; or the Foscam FI8909W[plb_1716257_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The FI8918W has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (300 degrees) amongst similar spec webcams of this age. Webcams of a similar age and type to the FI8918W have horizontal viewing angles of between 45° and 360°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 140°.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Picture Quality

Nine Foscam FI8918W reviewers who reviewed it considered that it did not have good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said five years ago “The second time it then sees all the wireless networks Colours are not perfect”. B Kay mentioned in their Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon “Colours are poor when pointed outside”. Jonnycabs wrote in their Foscam FI8918W review “Admittedly the colours aren't great (brown looks pink” but in spite of that they scored the product 5 stars.

Several customers agreed that it produced a good quality image. In November this year Dc1980 said on Amazon “Although the image quality isn't brilliant, its still very good, even in complete darkness” in their review of this webcam however they scored the Foscam FI8918W 5 stars. Mark Booth mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is a bit grainy & the colour a bit wonky”.

One Foscam FI8918W owner who reviewed it thought it produced a sharp image.

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Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The FI8918W does not have a motion detector. Most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams of a similar spec and age to the FI8918W are not USB powered. The Foscam FI8918W is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The FI8918W does not feature face tracking, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the FI8918W also do not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FI8918W are not Mac compatible. The FI8918W is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

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Only 640x480@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This webcam has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps, which is typical of many webcams of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as the FI8918W do not have a zoom capability. The Foscam FI8918W is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FI8918W, the Foscam FI8918W is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FI8918W does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a snapshot button.

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Only 67 Viewing Angles

The Foscam FI8918W is a 67 degrees viewing angle webcam. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W have between 54 and 169 viewing angles.

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Heavy

Webcams that were released around the same time as the FI8918W have weights of between 16g and 840g. With a weight of 418 grams, the FI8918W is one of the heavier webcams that were released more than two years ago amongst webcams of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Foscam FI8918W

Released Over Four Years Ago

Foscam released the FI8918W over four years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the FI8918W has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W.

Other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to consider include the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_2600530_price] which has better reviews; or the Foscam FI8909W[plb_1716257_price], or the Polycom VVX[plb_2600687_price] which is cheaper.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FI8918W has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Minimum Illumination
Vertical Vewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Resolution At Capture Speed
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Certification
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Wireless Standard
Operating System
Lens System
Minimum Processor
Internal Memory
Speaker and Microphone
Viewing Angle
WiFi
Supported Security Algorithm
Night Vision
Frequency Range
Maximum Internal Memory
Data Compression

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Expert Reviews

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The camera surpasses its competition, delivering superb functionality and output...

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2 September 2011

Aujourd'hui, après le test de la caméra AXIS , je vais vous présenter les deux modèles FOSCAM que j'utilise à mon domicile. Ce sont deux caméras IP Wifi offrant deux modes de connexion (WIFI... Read more…

12 July 2012

Al met al doet het product vooralsnog exact wat ik er van verwachtte en in combinatie met externe microfoon ( á ?20,- ) en bijvoorbeeld een oude computer speaker ben je goedkoper uit dan de...

The camera has easy setup, high output quality and an intuitive remote interface
Degelijk gebouwd
Wifi ethernet
IR verlichting
Scherp geprijsd
Email alerts sent when motion is detected only contain images, not video clips
Slechte kleurweergave
Slecht ondoorzichtige user interface
Ingebouwde microfoon speaker zijn niet van hoge kwaliteit
Status lichten op AC adapter achterzijde van camera onnodig

User Reviews

(172)
Reviewed 10 July 2013 by MansfieldAndroid
MansfieldAndroid would recommend the Foscam FI8918W (Verified Purchase)

Very easy to set up. Works great the first time. When you first plug it in, wait a little bit if it appears to be doing nothing. It goes through an initialization process, after which it will... Read more…

Reviewed 12 October 2014 by Gamblinracing
Gamblinracing would recommend the Foscam FI8918W (Verified Purchase)

Really like this camera now that I've got everything working as it should. Installation was difficult...

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Loudram
Loudram would recommend the Foscam FI8918W

I was leery of buying this camera because of all the negative reviews but I'm glad that I bought it. It has a great picture and setting it up wasn't hard at all. Just power it up and plug it into... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2014 by RJ11
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera beacuse i have heard it was a good camera for the price and it is. The picture is good and only took minutes to set up to record to my PC. But this is when my problems... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Vincent153
Vincent153 would recommend the Foscam FI8918W

Has all the features needed to set up home security and great price...

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Product Identifiers

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