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Foscam FI8918WB Webcam

No Yes 640 X 480 Pixels No Sep 2012
Full HD Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Poor picture quality Gold
175 Reviews + 1 Award
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One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site wrote that this webcam was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. This Foscam webcam received a "Gold" award from

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this webcam is 84% based on two expert reviews from sites including and If all the webcams of a similar age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Foscam webcam is in the top 15%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, FI8918W owners rated this webcam 80%. 73 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 63% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Foscam Has Good Webcam Reviews

We checked 813 expert and user reviews (including 168 verified purchases) for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has good reviews. We also found that Foscam has good reviews specifically within its webcams range. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Reasonably Priced

49 customers said that the Foscam FI8918W was good value for money.

Average Priced

The price range of webcams of this age and type is from £4 to £433. We think that this Foscam webcam has an average price compared to other webcams of this age and type.


Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought the product concluded that it was quiet.

  • The slightly rubberised black finish is unobtrusive and the motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out…
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great…
    Julie (Amazon) - March 2015

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Excellent Connectivity

Three people who bought it reckoned that it had email functionality.

  • After look at a few web site found [.] which gives you a free email address with the settings that are needed for the camera…
    Manoj Datta (Amazon) - October 2012
  • Setup is fairly straightforward unless you want email notifications for alarms, then its a little difficult…
    Dave ( - November 2015
  • Email alerts are a nice feature.
    Geordio (Amazon) - December 2014

Poor Picture Quality

Five customers who bought the Foscam FI8918W considered that it did not have good colour saturation and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product produced a good quality image.

Good Sound Quality

Two owners who bought this webcam wrote that it had a good microphone.


Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam was released in September 2012.


Helpful Technical Guidance

Four customers reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

  • The instruction manual is too detailed in parts so can be confusing…
  • Getting to wireless was a bit difficult, as the instructions were not very clear…
    Viv (Amazon) - December 2011
  • This one was delivered the next day after ordering and was simple to set up with good instructions…
  • Finally have it all up and running - it should not be difficult if the instructions were a little clearer…
    DC (Amazon) - February 2013
  • The instructions were ok.
  • The instruction is not written properly either…
    Ken (Amazon) - December 2014


Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8918W does not have a photo feature, unlike most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years which have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8918W does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as this webcam do have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The Foscam FI8918W does not have an auto focus. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to this webcam also do 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 FI8918W features night vision. Most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as this webcam also feature night vision.

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12 people who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W mentioned that it was well made and two owners said in their reviews that this webcam was reliable.

Nice Design

Six owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI8918W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that are a similar age to this webcam also have a built-in microphone.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think the Logitech B910 HD (£54.99), and the HP 1300 (£46.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

There are a number of other webcams which also have a built-in microphone that you might want to consider including the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD (£60.45).

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Good Product Quality

24 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the Foscam FI8918W does not have a built-in flash.

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Easy to Use

17 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup, two people considered that it was easy to use the menus and two owners thought it was easy to use.


Superior Technical Features

Six people who bought the Foscam FI8918W reckoned that it had good features.

  • It really is an incredible range of features for the price…
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • So it looks smart, has a huge range of features.
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive features…
  • Has all the features needed to set up home security…
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for £50? If you want lots of fancy features then buy a camera that has them instead of expecting to get them on the cheapest camera on the market…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Being able to remotely move it and to speak and listen are great features…
    G. North (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Most competition are much more expensive for similar features…
    HMTVALADAS (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Great features for the price…
    HC (Amazon) - December 2011

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam vnt6656g6a40, foscam 2packfi8918w, foscam fi8918ww, foscam fi8918wb
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Foscam FI8918W Review Sources

To prepare this Foscam FI8918W review we compared this webcam to 280 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 41,292 product attributes, 15,162 webcam reviews and 601,800 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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