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Foscam FI8918W

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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 31 in best selling webcams and number 86 across all webcams.
413 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
Good Features
5 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 73% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received a "Gold" award from 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 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This Foscam webcam was given a "Gold" award by review website who concluded that this webcam was excellent.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including and this webcam has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. This puts this Foscam webcam in the top 15% of all the webcams when ranked by average expert review score.

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Average User Reviews

People who bought this Foscam webcam rated this webcam 78% on average. 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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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

57 people mentioned in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W was good value for money.

Customers Report Poor Picture Quality

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

Customers Report That it is Robust

14 customers thought it was well made and three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Six people who bought it thought it was good looking.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W 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

Very Good Brand

Based on 1,091 expert and user reviews (including 293 verified purchases), Foscam has very good ratings for its webcams. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Connectivity

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality.

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

Customers Report Great Technical Guidance

Five owners concluded that it had good technical guidance.

  • The instruction is not written properly either…
    Ken (Amazon) - December 2014
  • 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…
  • Instructions are sufficient-- even have photos…
  • The instructions were ok.
  • Finally have it all up and running - it should not be difficult if the instructions were a little clearer…
    DC (Amazon) - February 2013

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed this webcam concluded that it had a good microphone.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this webcam 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 (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Great features for the price…
    HC (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive features…
  • Has all the features needed to set up home security…
  • 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
  • Most competition are much more expensive for similar features…
    HMTVALADAS (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Being able to remotely move it and to speak and listen are great features…
    G. North (Amazon) - January 2015
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014

Customers Report Good Product Quality

27 people agreed that the Foscam FI8918W was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

25 people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to setup, six owners agreed that it was easy to use and two owners who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus.

Value for Money

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since September 2012.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Resolution

The highest resolution of the FI8918W is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all webcams the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Not Full HD

The Foscam FI8918W is not full HD. 67% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8918W has a built-in microphone, as do 86% of webcams.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a photo feature, although keep in mind that 60% of webcams also do not have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8918W does not have an auto focus. 76% of webcams also do not have an auto focus.

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Features Night Vision

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

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8918W does not have a zoom capability. 80% of webcams also do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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