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Foscam FI8918WB Webcam

£77.69
£56.99 £20.70 cheaper than 33 days ago
640 X 480 Sep 2012
Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
One industry award
Nice design
Good value for money
175 Reviews + 1 Award
toptenreviews.com Gold
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Good Value for Money

Seventy-six people who bought it thought it was good value for money. Walmart.com wrote “This camera is amazing for the price” in their review of this webcam. Mr Neil Crittenden mentioned four years ago “This is a great purchase, cheap and simple to operate” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W. Mr David Penn wrote two years ago “These two cameras make a good low cost starter entry point into security”.

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was expensive. Hmtvaladas said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Most competition are much more expensive for similar features”.

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Pricey

The cheapeast webcams of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £4 and the most expensive costs £388. We think that this webcam looks expensive for a webcam that has been available for more than two years.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at Toptenreviews.com decided that this Foscam webcam was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including tweakers.net and toptenreviews.com this webcam has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. This puts this Foscam webcam in the top 7% of all the comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Foscam webcam rated it as 80 out of 100. 73 reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 63% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Design

Nice Design

Eight owners agreed that it was good looking. Mr David Penn mentioned on Amazon “It is pretty straightforward” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W and gave it a score of 7 stars. Lmd wrote “The slightly rubberised black finish is unobtrusive and the motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out”. Viv rated it 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this webcam “The camera was quite good looking”.

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was smooth. S. Roberts wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “The camera itself is well finished with pan and tilt smooth and precise”. One person said that it had a good case.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. David mentioned on Amazon six years ago “This is a neat little IP Camera that we use for monitoring the house whilst we're out” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

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Robust

Sixteen customers who bought it thought it was well made. Four years ago Mr. Colin F. Crow mentioned on Amazon “Great value for a solid product” in his review of this webcam. Mr. T rated it 7 stars and said “If you use the built in "alarm motion detection" setting of the camera, along with the ftp setting then as soon as something is picked up on the camera” in their review of this webcam. Mr. T also wrote “It looks solid as well and has options for adding your own microphone” in their review.

Seven people who purchased it said that it was reliable. Six years ago Mr. L. Croucher wrote in their review of this webcam “It is smooth over Wifi and very reliable, really happy with the purchase”. Mr Neil Crittenden wrote on Amazon “This seemed like a reliable and cheaper option to other options when we moved our newborn into his own room” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Mr Simon Scott mentioned “If this kit were more reliable I would recommend.” in his review of this webcam.

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. One person reckoned that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Viv wrote “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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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8918W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to consider including the Logitech C510 (£49.00) which has better reviews.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-three owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Mr Russell Smith he said in his Foscam FI8918W review four years ago “Good quality cam, picture quality is great both in normal”. Optimus Prime wrote in their review of this webcam two years ago “If you are looking for top quality IP cameras look no further than Foscam” . Six years ago Paul G wrote on Amazon “Camera is ok quality”.

Easy to Setup

Fourty-two owners who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W agreed that it was easy to setup. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “It took me about 15min to setup on my LAN as a wired cam” but in spite of that they gave this webcam a rating of 20 out of 100. Mr Octarine wrote on Amazon six years ago “Setting up is fairly straight forward, set up as a wired camera first so you get used to the menus” and scored the product 5 stars. Mr. Colin F. Crow said on Amazon “Easy to setup on network although I dont need internet access so cannot comment on this facility” in his review of this webcam and gave this webcam a rating of 8 stars.

Nineteen owners thought this webcam was easy to use. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “VERY customizable interface and very easy to use” but despite that they only rated the product 1 stars. Mr David Penn said on Amazon “These cameras can do an awful lot for their price and the software Foscam provides for PC's is feature rich although not intuitive” in his review of this webcam. Mr. Colin F. Crow said on Amazon “Browser viewing is OK although I prefer to use an ap on iphone (there are are a few available) which gives easier control”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Walmart.com mentioned “Interface is very easy to understand”. Mark Booth wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon two years ago “Foscam onto my iPhone which is great and will allow you to put in both the internal and external addresses against the same camera and has a great interface”. Terryb wrote “The set-up is relatively easy and the web interface is great, although it works best with IE” in their review of this webcam and scored it 6 stars.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. S. Bales mentioned on Amazon “The instructions and settings should be more clear”. Dannyb mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon “After ringing the technical support and them dialing into my machine, they quickly got the correct settings put in” and gave this webcam a rating of 9 stars.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The FI8918W does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context 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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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners thought it was noisy. M. Dwyer wrote “The only let down would be it is a little noisy when firing up especially if we just wont to check her if shes been stiring”. Five years ago Minder wrote “Now, what I found was that the audio was very noisy and quite painful to one's lugoles as it carried internet hiss with it”. Hmtvaladas said in their review of this webcam on Amazon in the same month “The Motor while in PAN/TILT does not make any noise so it's good” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Three customers wrote that this webcam was quiet. Jerry wrote “So my password had been silently truncated and I couldn't log in” in his Foscam FI8918W review. Julie wrote “They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great” and scored it 8 stars.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Lmd mentioned “It's fairly bulky - about the size of a 1Kg bag of flour” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Five years ago Stevo mentioned on Amazon “The power lead is bulky at the point it plugs into the camera so you could not put the cable easily through a drilled hole”.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Dennis mentioned “The compact shape and build quality that doesn't feel very "cheap” in his review of the Foscam FI8918W.

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Other Features

Features Night Vision

The FI8918W features night vision, as do most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as this webcam.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fourteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this webcam had good features. Six years ago Mr. L. Croucher wrote on Amazon “This is an excellent camera, full of features and the IR function is excellent” in their review of this webcam and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Mr David Penn he mentioned two years ago “Great cameras for the price with impressive features”. Three years ago Lorri scored it 4 stars and she said in her review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “The only "problem" with it is that some features, like sound, only seem to be available using IE”.


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Good Connectivity

Eight owners who purchased it considered that it had email functionality. Mr. T said “Then, there is the email setting on the camera, which I used gmail settings for (look up foscam gmail settings”. Manoj Datta mentioned in their review of this webcam “After look at a few web site found [.] which gives you a free email address with the settings that are needed for the camera” . Dave wrote in his review of this webcam on Walmart.com “Setup is fairly straightforward unless you want email notifications for alarms, then its a little difficult”.


Good Sound Quality

Eight customers who purchased it considered that it had a good microphone. Kenneth Jones mentioned “Have tried the audio features and that works well, although probably not something I would use”. Uk_shopper said in their review of this webcam “Also has audio.”. Bryan Jones said “If you're using Internet Explorer on windows, you get the added bonus of two way sound”.

Poor Picture Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good colour saturation. Five years ago Mr. P said “The colours are not very accurate during daytime”. Paul G wrote on Amazon “The colours are not true to life.”. Mr. R. J. Perry mentioned “CONsThe colours are not brilliant” .

Two customers thought it produced a good quality image. Mark Booth said on Amazon “The image quality is a bit grainy & the colour a bit wonky” in his Foscam FI8918W review. Dc1980 said in April last year “Although the image quality isn't brilliant, its still very good, even in complete darkness” in their review of this webcam.

One customer concluded that this webcam produced a sharp image. C. D. Nash wrote in their Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon five years ago “The image and colour of the Foscam is not as sharp as the more expensive LinkSys webcam my son has installed for his apartment”.

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Support

Good Support

Twenty-five people who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Mr Russell Smith said on Amazon four years ago “The instruction manual is too detailed in parts so can be confusing” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Kenneth Jones said on Amazon “The instructions were ok.”. Meagan Gallagher said in her review of this webcam three years ago “I think there must be a better way to really help people use IP cameras” and rated the product 6 stars.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good customer support. Mr Simon Scott mentioned on Amazon six years ago “This would not connect.I contacted customer support, who tried their best” and gave the product a score of 6 stars. Leighroy mentioned “Fantastic camera and fantastic customer support” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Thierry Bemelmans mentioned “Great camera for the price & great customer support” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

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Performance

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8918W 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 FI8918W does not have a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago which have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8918W does not have an auto focus. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an auto focus.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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