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Foscam FI8918W

£56.99
£52.99 £4.00 cheaper than 22 days ago
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An award winning built-in microphone webcam
No Yes 640 X 480 Pixels No Sep 2012
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Foscam FI8918W Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Foscam FI8918W number 56 across all webcams.
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458 Reviews + 1 Award
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Poor
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Missing Some Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 63% of buyers recommending this webcam to others. This webcam has received a "Gold" award from Toptenreviews.com. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
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 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is robust and excellent design. However they also report poor picture quality.
The FI8918W is missing some features:
Does not have a photo feature
Does not have an auto focus
Not full HD
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £56.99 to £52.99 in the last 22 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 53% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
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Foscam FI8918W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Foscam webcam was given a "Gold" award by website Toptenreviews.com who decided that this webcam was brilliant.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including tweakers.net and toptenreviews.com the average expert rating of this webcam is 84%. This puts this Foscam webcam in the top 16% of all the webcams when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this webcam rated it as 80 out of 100. 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.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

49 people agreed that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Poor Picture Quality

Five people agreed that the product did not have good colour saturation and two customers wrote in their reviews that the product produced a good quality image.

Users Report it is Robust

12 people who purchased it wrote that it was well made and two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was reliable.

Users Report Nice Design

Six customers who bought it considered that it was good looking.

Very Good Brand

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

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers said in their reviews 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

Customers Report Good Connectivity

Three people who bought it wrote 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 (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 (Amazon) - October 2012

Users Report Superior Technical Guidance

Four customers who reviewed this webcam thought 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
  • The instructions were ok.
  • 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

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

24 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Two owners said in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W had a good microphone.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Six owners reckoned that this webcam had good features.

  • 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
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive 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
  • 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
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

17 people who purchased the Foscam FI8918W reckoned that it was easy to setup, two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and two customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. however 10 buyers wrote in their review that it was difficult to use., four people who bought this webcam thought it was not easy to setup and three owners who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good interface. two people agreed that it was not easy to use the menus.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this webcam has an average price compared to other webcams. The price range of webcams is from £3 to £499.

Price Has Gone Down by £4 (7%)

The price has dropped from £56.99 to £52.99 in the last 22 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Foscam FI8918W and the United Kingdom price of £52.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $69.99 (£90.95).

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Features

Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8918W does not have a photo feature, unlike most of the other webcams which have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8918W does not have an auto focus. Most of the other webcams do have an auto focus.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams, the Foscam FI8918W is not full HD.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the FI8918W is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all webcams.

Amongst comparable types of webcam the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8918W has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams.

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Features Night Vision

The FI8918W features night vision, as do most of the other webcams.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8918W does not have a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Foscam released the FI8918W in September 2012.


Product Identifiers

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