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Foscam FI8910W Webcam

640 X 480 Sep 2012
Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Good connectivity
Good value for money
Expert reviews are average
233 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This webcam received an expert rating of 68% from clubic.com.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 292 user reviews this Foscam webcam has an average user rating of 79 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 812 user and expert reviews (including 168 verified purchases), Foscam has good ratings for its webcams. Foscam also has good ratings specifically within its webcams range compared to other manufacturers. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Good Value for Money

Fifty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Low cost” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Cost effective” in their review. And also said “Very Reasonably Priced”.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W was expensive. Newby wrote “1-Cheap, 2-Can set it myself, 3-No need of expensive softare, 4-Wireless, 5-Can watch it away from home (if I am home I don't need a camera, right”. D--- mentioned on expert website Amazon “I always thought they were too expensive until I found this one” in their review of this webcam and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Toimprove wrote on expert website Amazon “Only complain is expensive”.

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Expensive

The price range of webcams of a comparable age and spec is from £4 to £110. We think that this webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a comparable age and spec.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Five owners said in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W had email functionality. Skip said four years ago “Easy setup including wireless, email alarm and remote viewing on your iPhone” . In the same month Andye gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “The feature set, FTP & E-mail for alarms is good”. Thomas Cambrensis mentioned “Post scriptum - June 2014 - finally cracked the problem through persistence, trial and error - it simply didn't like the e-mail address I was using to send images” in his review of this webcam but even so he rated it 60 out of 100.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was September 2012 when Foscam released the FI8910W.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight owners who bought the Foscam FI8910W concluded that it was quiet. Day_men wrote “Pan and tilt function is extremely silent” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “I prefer if click be much quiet or has some adjustable delay or adjustable sensetive operating level” in their review. Antoine Camilleri said “Panning and tilting is super silent” in his review of this webcam.


Performance

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The Foscam FI8910W does not have a photo feature. Most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago do have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Foscam FI8910W does not have a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to this webcam.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000, or the Tenda C30 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as this webcam, the FI8910W does not have an auto focus.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Other Features

Features Night Vision

The Foscam FI8910W features night vision. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to this webcam also feature night vision.

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Features

Good Features

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their Foscam FI8910W review “Inexpensive price; feature set decent for a camera at this price point”. They also mentioned “Seems to have plenty of features for basic level user” in their review. Bill said “This camera has a lot of features”.


Design

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI8910W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as this webcam also have a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think because of their better review scores, the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD (£69.38), the Tenda C30, and the Foscam FI8918W (£56.99) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Foscam FI8910W does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Well Made

Eleven owners who purchased the Foscam FI8910W reckoned that it was well made. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “This newest model Foscam has a solid look and feel” in their review of this webcam. They also wrote “Surprisingly good Night pictures with the built in LED's” in their review. Big 'g' mentioned in their review of this webcam on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Setting up these cameras was a real pain and I've built many computers” yet they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Five customers wrote that this webcam was reliable. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “These are some of the best hard drives in terms of reliability and speed that you can buy” in their review of this webcam. Graham in Surrey Uk mentioned on expert review site Amazon “This happens repeatedly, every one or two minutes.I can only use this cam reliably in bright sunshine at a resolution of 320x240 (not 640x480 as specified”. Thomas Cambrensis wrote “Com) and lo and behold it works reliably”.

Two people agreed that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Antoine Camilleri rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Sturdy IP Camera, also ideal as baby monitor”.

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Good Looking

Nine owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Foscam FI8910W review “Picture is pretty decent”. Ddoubleup said in their review of this webcam “I am pretty computer savvy so it was pretty easy for me” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Valm mentioned “In conclusion, this camera is a good idea in a good looking package.”.

Six people who purchased it mentioned that it was well designed. Russo wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It is a nice design, though somewhat larger than I had expected”. Grandy said in their review of this webcam “Well designed, records” however despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. Andye mentioned four years ago “Have always been a fan on Foscam and this new design doesn't disappoint”.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “The setting is smooth” . Toimprove said “Free iPhone apps from Foscam is very good, smooth and easy to use” in their review of this webcam.

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Good Quality

Fourty-eight owners concluded that this webcam was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave this webcam a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Hardware Quality”. They also mentioned “Has a built in IR-Cut Filter which makes a huge difference in the quality of the picture” in their review. And also wrote “Picture quality, especially in nightmode is better than the other cameras i have”.

Two people who purchased it considered that it was inferior quality. M. Bertoncin said “The power plug is so flimsy and of such a bad quality that if you sneeze nearby it will fall off” in their review of this webcam. They also wrote “Unreliable, bad quality” in their review.

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Easy to Setup

Thirty-eight people concluded that it was easy to setup. Website Bhphotovideo.com said four years ago “These were a breeze to set up” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Very easy to setup and easy use with the Foscam Pro app” in their review. Five years ago Calvin gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “This Camera was so easy to set up and use and the picture quality was fantastic”.

Fifteen owners who bought the Foscam FI8910W considered that it was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “Remote Control Via Ios”. They also wrote “Easy To Use After Setup” in their review. Fred scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he said “No frills, basic IP camera, easy to setup, easy to use, decent video” in his review of this webcam.

Four customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Adjustable Settings” in their review of this webcam and gave this webcam a score of 4 stars out of 5. Spencer F. wrote in his review of this webcam on expert review site Newegg.com “Go to 'Device Management' > 'Basic Network Settings' and IMMEDIATELY turn OFF the DHCP”. Grandy mentioned on expert website Amazon “The image is fantastic even with the better VGA settings” in their review of this webcam.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “The web interface” in their review of this webcam. They also said “Completely browser-based interface (no additional software needed” in their review.

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Produced a Good Quality Image

Seven owners who reviewed it said that it produced a good quality image. Four years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “Good tiltswivel range, acceptable image quality for a surveillance camera”. Nelsonbhz wrote “Good image quality, nice features” yet they only scored the Foscam FI8910W 40 out of 100. Valm said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Second disappointment is the image quality”.

Two customers wrote that it produced a sharp image. Peter W. mentioned in his review of this webcam on expert website Newegg.com “Focusing is focus free --anything from 2 foot out is reasonably sharp”. Jay wrote in his review of this webcam three years ago “They give a nice sharp picture of a completely black room, which is really great piece of mind with the little ones”.

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Good Microphone

Eighteen owners agreed that it had a good microphone. Four years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “2-way audio works just fine with push to talk from a Droid using 3rd party app” in their review of this webcam and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Brian he mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The picture and audio are very satisfactory”. Four years ago A Wade said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The remote pan and tilt allow me to find my 3yo if she's out of her bed and the two-way audio is great for getting her back in bed”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight customers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Bulldogmgc said in their review of this webcam on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The instructions provided were good”. Five years ago Eddy Grabczewski wrote in his review of this webcam on expert website Amazon “The Quick Installation Guide and CD-ROM all worked well and the instructions were actually very clear” and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Di941 said on expert review site Amazon “I have received my camera, which arrived quickly! Followed set up instructions”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam fi8910ww, iclever fi8910w
Barcodes 00045445395472, 00045445395519, 00798304198157, 00799872873279, 00859365003016, 00859365003344, 06952848619361, 06952848635934, 06952848635958, 06952848660417, 06952848660424, 06952848661445, 06954836091005, 06954836091012, 06958446320722, 07197200227481

Foscam FI8910W Review Sources

To prepare this Foscam FI8910W review we compared this webcam to 282 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,187 product attributes, 14,284 webcam reviews and 727,100 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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