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Easy to Use
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Last year Atkinra mentioned “Easy to set up and picture quality is very good” in their Foscam FI9828P review. Mr W. wrote “Auto overwrite when full) Easy to set up for internet access”. Rob Ward wrote on Amazon in August this year “Really easy to set up and the picture is really sharp” in his Foscam FI9828P review and rated it 5 stars.
Some customers thought the product was easy to use. April Smart wrote on Amazon two years ago “Superb night vision, very good range, easy to control” in her review of the Foscam FI9828P and rated the Foscam FI9828P 99 out of 100. Atkinra wrote “Easy to use across the internet”.
One customer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Antonio Ramos wrote on Amazon “Connect, easy to manage, easy to understand settings with dnns that works right away”.
Good Product Quality
A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Atkinra said on Amazon “Easy to set up and picture quality is very good” in their review of the Foscam FI9828P. In August last year Ian B. scored the product 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Great quality ! Would buy again”. Ian B. also wrote “Great quality, reasonably easy install if you know how to configure your router”.
A few Foscam FI9828P reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Antonio Ramos mentioned two years ago “Well built/sturdy, easy to mount” in his review of the Foscam FI9828P. Skipperjonce scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Really solid and well made construction”.
One customer who purchased it concluded that it was reliable. Paul said in his review “PTZ works nicely and (so far) the reliability is good” however despite that only gave the product a score of 2 stars. One person wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI9828P was strong and durable. Mr W. said in his Foscam FI9828P review on Amazon “Rugged construction”.
Two customers who reviewed the Foscam FI9828P wrote that it was good structurally. Mr W. said in his review of this webcams on Amazon last year “Rugged construction”. Skipperjonce mentioned “Really solid and well made construction” in their Foscam FI9828P review.
One person who purchased this webcams concluded that it was thin. A few weeks ago Regular Customer and said in their review on Amazon “Also the lens is too narrow for smaller homes”.
One person who purchased it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Mr W. wrote in his review of the Foscam FI9828P last year “I have not tried wireless so can't comment”.
One person who reviewed it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Ian B. wrote in his Foscam FI9828P review on Amazon last year “IOS app also works well for Internet access over dynamic DNS” and scored the Foscam FI9828P 5 stars.
One person who purchased it mentioned that it was ethernet compatible. Last year Conrad J. said on Amazon “I can assure you it works perfectly on both Ethernet and wireless connections”.
Good Picture Quality
One Foscam FI9828P owner who purchased it thought it produced a sharp image. Rob Ward wrote on Amazon “The picture is really sharp”.
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Foscam Webcams Have Good Reviews
Foscam medium megapixel count webcams have good reviews on average and across all webcams Foscam is one of the better rated brands.
One person reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Linux User wrote on Amazon last year “Like many of these cheap and cheerful Chinese cameras it is good value hardware let down by appalling software” in their review of the Foscam FI9828P.
One person who bought it concluded that it was cheap. Atkinra wrote on Amazon “Phenomenal performance from a budget price” in their Foscam FI9828P review and scored the product 4 stars.
One Foscam FI9828P owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Conrad J. said in his review last year “Foscam software could be a bit more user friendly and the instructions are a bit hard to interoperate”.
User Reviews Are Average
On average, based on 29 user reviews the average user rating of this Foscam webcam is 77%.
14 Reasons Against
Several Foscam FI9828P owners who purchased the product thought it was not a good design. A few weeks ago Jason C mentioned in his Foscam FI9828P review “Poor software and poor cable design drag down my overall rating”. Jason C also mentioned “The unit I received was the "V2" (current) design, though that isn't stated in the description”. Jason C also wrote “Painful design oversight”.
Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The Foscam FI9828P does not have a motion detector, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a motion detector.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
The Foscam FI9828P does not feature face tracking. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that came out more than a year ago also do not feature face tracking.
Not Mac Compatible
Most similar spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FI9828P are not Mac compatible. The FI9828P is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.
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Not USB Powered
Most medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than a year are not USB powered. The FI9828P is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.
Only Firewire (IEEE 1394) Interface
The Foscam FI9828P has a Firewire (IEEE 1394) interface which is better than most comparable spec webcams that were released around the same time as it. Most webcams that were released one year ago have a Wi-Fi interface. Across all comparable spec webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FI9828P the worst interface is RJ-45 and the best is USB 3.
Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FI9828P, the FI9828P does not have a zoom capability.
Not Full HD
Like most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FI9828P, the FI9828P is not Full HD.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The FI9828P does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a snapshot button.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Most webcams of this age and type do not have a night mode. The FI9828P is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.
The narrowest webcam that came out more than a year ago is 26mm wide, the widest is 140mm, and the average width is 67mm. When compared to other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FI9828P that we have checked, the width of the FI9828P of 140 millimeters is one of the widest.
When compared to other comparable spec webcams that were released more than a year ago that we have checked, the FI9828P's height of 160 millimeters is one of the tallest. Medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the FI9828P have heights of between 16mm and 160mm, and the average height is 92mm.
With a depth of 240 millimeters, the FI9828P's depth is one of the deepest amongst webcams of a comparable type and age to the FI9828P. Medium megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the FI9828P have depths of between 23mm and 240mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
Expensive for a Comparable Spec Webcam That Was Released More Than a Year Ago
The cheapeast webcams of this type and age that we found costs £8 and the most expensive costs £250. We thought that this Foscam webcam looks expensive for a comparable spec webcam that was released more than a year ago.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Foscam released the FI9828P over a year ago.
Average Maximum Frame Rate
At 30 frames per second, the FI9828P has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than a year.
1280 X 960 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the FI9828P is 1280 x 960 pixels. That's 41% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
What should and could be a good camera is ruined by poor and misleading specification. The stated tilt angles seem to be more a field of view spec not a tilt spec, resultantly on full zoom the... Read more…
Great camera. Really solid and well made construction. Was a bit dubious as the price is well below all other sources but this is a genuine 'P' derivative and a V2. Only difference is the power... Read more…
I decided to buy this having already bought an f1981W. Whilst the f1981w is a great indoor camera, its performance behind glass at night was dire (due to reflected IR light). I've therefore been... Read more…
Good quality picture and all controls work well.Needs to be up high to get any distant view but can look down to its own mount.The scan range is very impressive almost a full circle.Our friend in... Read more…
It kept freezing needing to reset every so often. Not a good item compared to the older models I've used for many years. Also the lens is too narrow for smaller homes. Must also needed to be... Read more…