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Foscam FI8918W

£54.99
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Foscam FI8918W
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An award winning and good spec 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with a Gold award from one expert review website
640 X 480 Pixels No Yes No Sep 2012
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Zoom Capability Release Date
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Foscam FI8918W Review

With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Foscam FI8918W number 29 in best selling webcams and number 96 across all webcams.
92
Reviews
413 Reviews + 1 Award
54
Value for Money
Average
66
Features
Good Features
63
Age
5 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has great expert reviews and good user reviews with 73% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received a "Gold" award from Toptenreviews.com. Looking across the entire Logitech webcam range, the average reviews for all Logitech webcams are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However this Foscam webcam has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is robust and excellent design. However they also report poor picture quality.
The FI8918W has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in microphone
Features night vision
Only 640 x 480 pixels resolution
Not full HD

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Foscam FI8918W Video Reviews

Foscam FI8918W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This webcam received a "Gold" award from review website Toptenreviews.com who said that this Foscam webcam was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

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

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this webcam rated it as 78%. 168 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 73% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

57 owners who purchased the Foscam FI8918W agreed that it was good value for money.

  • Overall this is an excellent product for the price and if you want something of better quality go…
    Shaun278976 - March 2012
  • To sum up For the money you pay this camera is great value for money…
    Amazon Customer - August 2011
  • A great product, excellent value for money…
    DC1980 - March 2016
  • Generally this camera is good value for money…
    Mairi - May 2013
  • Great features for the price…
    HC - December 2011
  • Very easy to use and setup and received prompt service and to cap it all the price was great…
    Arvind M. - August 2015
  • The price may be really attractive.
    An Amazon Customer - October 2013
  • Great value and as long as you're adept to configuring network hardware with proper security in mind everything should make sense here…
    Amazon Customer - August 2015
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive features…
    Mr David Penn - October 2015
  • For the price, impressive…
    Mr David Penn - October 2015

Users Report Poor Picture Quality

Five customers who reviewed it thought it did not have good colour saturation and two owners who reviewed the product thought it produced a good quality image.

  • The second time it then sees all the wireless networks Colours are not perfect…
    Amazon Customer - August 2011
  • The image quality is a bit grainy & the colour a bit wonky…
    Mark Booth - July 2015
  • Although the image quality isn't brilliant, its still very good, even in complete darkness…
    DC1980 - March 2016
  • Green trees showed as bright purple, all other colours were washed out…
    G Mac - February 2012
  • Colours are poor when pointed outside…
    B Kay - May 2015
  • This camera has very good image quality for night vision…
  • Admittedly the colours aren't great (brown looks pink…
    JonnyCabs - January 2012
  • Image quality good for the price…
    Barky "Barkmeister" - August 2014
  • The colours are not true to life.
    Paul G "Paul" - November 2013
  • The colours are not very accurate during daytime…
    Mr. P - January 2012

Customers Report That it is Robust

14 customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made and three people agreed that this webcam was reliable.

  • It felt solid…
    AndyB46 - March 2011
  • Great value for a solid product…
    Mr. Colin F. Crow - January 2013
  • It is waterproof and shockproof and has saved me from many a time of having to replace my phone in certain situations…
  • It is quite stable and reliable…
  • The camera has built in speaker and microphone, meaning you can ear what the camera ears…
    HMTVALADAS - January 2012
  • The power connector is similar to that of any household DC appliance and there is no waterproofing of the connection at all…
    Stevo - October 2012
  • It looks solid as well and has options for adding your own microphone…
    Mr. T "KingTurkish76" - September 2012
  • 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…
    Mr. T "KingTurkish76" - September 2012
  • Well made product and fairly easy to get going…
  • You should get some solid images of events…

Users Report Excellent Design

Six owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking.

  • It is pretty straightforward…
    Mr David Penn - October 2015
  • The camera was quite good looking…
    Viv - December 2011
  • The slightly rubberised black finish is unobtrusive and the motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out…
    LMD - March 2013
  • It's a good looking camera…
    Consumer 2012 - November 2012
  • Can see all around a reasonably large room and picture quality is pretty good…
    David Williams - November 2011
  • Oh and the picture quality is pretty good indoors day or night…
    Bonzo Dog "Craig" - April 2012
  • The camera itself is well finished with pan and tilt smooth and precise…
    S. Roberts - January 2013

Foscam Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,086 user and expert reviews (including 296 verified purchases) for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has very good ratings. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W said 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 - March 2013
  • They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great…
    Julie - March 2015

Customers Report Excellent Connectivity

Three owners who reviewed this webcam considered that it had email functionality.

  • Email alerts are a nice feature.
    Geordio - December 2014
  • Setup is fairly straightforward unless you want email notifications for alarms, then its a little difficult…
    Dave (Walmart.com) - November 2015
  • 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 - October 2012

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

  • The instruction is not written properly either…
    Ken - December 2014
  • The instruction manual is too detailed in parts so can be confusing…
    Mr Russell Smith - April 2013
  • Getting to wireless was a bit difficult, as the instructions were not very clear…
    Viv - December 2011
  • This one was delivered the next day after ordering and was simple to set up with good instructions…
    Alan G Orchard - July 2015
  • Instructions are sufficient-- even have photos…
  • The instructions were ok.
    Kenneth Jones - August 2013
  • Finally have it all up and running - it should not be difficult if the instructions were a little clearer…
    DC - February 2013

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that this webcam had a good microphone.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Six customers said in their reviews that the product had good features.

  • 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 - November 2014
  • Great features for the price…
    HC - December 2011
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive features…
    Mr David Penn - October 2015
  • Has all the features needed to set up home security…
  • It really is an incredible range of features for the price…
    LMD - March 2013
  • So it looks smart, has a huge range of features.
    LMD - March 2013
  • Most competition are much more expensive for similar features…
    HMTVALADAS - January 2012
  • Being able to remotely move it and to speak and listen are great features…
    G. North - January 2015
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for…
    Artuk - November 2014

Customers Report Good Product Quality

27 people who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

  • Overall this is an excellent product for the price and if you want something of better quality go and spend £200 + for a decent wired system…
    Shaun278976 - March 2012
  • Good Web cam, picture quality is good in daylight…
    Geordio - December 2014
  • The image quality is a bit grainy & the colour a bit wonky…
    Mark Booth - July 2015
  • Although the image quality isn't brilliant, its still very good, even in complete darkness…
    DC1980 - March 2016
  • Good picture quality…
    Johanna Bridge - January 2012
  • As for the Camera itself the picture quality is good…
    Johanna Bridge - January 2012
  • Excellent quality and easy t put together…
    Cas Sharps - October 2015
  • And when one sees the less than average picture quality that is achievable when tethered spending any more time is simply not worth it…
    CFL - June 2013
  • Cam is ok, decent video quality…
    Dave (Walmart.com) - November 2015
  • Good quality of night view…

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

25 customers reckoned that the Foscam FI8918W was easy to setup, six owners mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was easy to use and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

  • Very easy to use and setup and received prompt service…
    Arvind M. - August 2015
  • Click on Administrator settings to do the serious stuff (and first priority is to set up wireless) The range of movement is great…
    Andy - July 2011
  • The interface is a little cumbersome…
    Ian Robinson - November 2013
  • Bought as baby monitor - Simple and Easy to use…
    Dan - June 2013
  • The user interface is quite annoying too…
    Paul G - November 2011
  • Very difficult to set up…
    Viv - December 2011
  • This one was delivered the next day after ordering and was simple to set up with good instructions…
    Alan G Orchard - July 2015
  • Very difficult settings…
  • The camera wasn't to bad to set up initially…
  • The instructions and settings should be more clear…

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Foscam FI8918W of $29.99 (£42.14) in the United States. That's a saving of £12.85.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since September 2012.

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Features

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Resolution

The highest resolution of the FI8918W is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all webcams the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Not Full HD

The FI8918W is not full HD. 70% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8918W has a built-in microphone. 89% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8918W does not have a photo feature, although this is within the context that 65% of webcams also do not have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

Like most other webcams, the Foscam FI8918W does not have an auto focus. 81% of webcams do not have an auto focus.

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Features Night Vision

The FI8918W features night vision, unlike 97% of webcams which do not feature night vision.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a zoom capability, although it is worth noting that 83% of webcams also do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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