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Foscam FI8918WB Webcam

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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Toptenreviews.com said that this Foscam webcam was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including toptenreviews.com and tweakers.net the average expert rating of this Foscam webcam is 84%. This means that experts think this webcam is one of the better webcams of this age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 456 owner reviews this webcam has an overall owner rating of 80%.

Good Technical Features

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W had good features. Artuk wrote on Amazon “It works very well and I am surprised at the features on such a low cost device, easily accessible online using PC or Tablet” in their review. Bryan Jones mentioned five years ago “Then the camera also has a speaker out port, so you can connect to something bigger if you choose).I could go on as there are even more features.”. Two years ago G. North scored the product 5 stars and said “Listen are great features”.

Good Product Quality

A few Foscam FI8918W owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Image quality is acceptable, though the camera's colour balance is terrible”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “This is a well presented, good quality product”. Barky said on Amazon “Image quality good for the price” and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

A number of Foscam FI8918W reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is easy enough to set up on a home network” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Amazon Customer also wrote “The other location uses a dynamically (ISP) allocated IP address, so it is necessary to set up an account with a DDNS service”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The camera works well and is straightforward to setup”.

A number of people who reviewed this webcam considered that it was easy to use. Dan scored this webcam 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon four years ago “Bought as baby monitor - Simple and Easy to use”. Hc said “Remote pan/tilt/zoom control is VERY laggy to the point where it will just keep going”. Hc also wrote “It's fun fgs! -The FTP upload feature is quite handy, I struggled to find a site that makes good use of it”.

A few customers thought it had a good experience. Bonzo Dog rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Altogether a good learning experience” in their review of this webcam. Ken scored this webcam 5 stars and he mentioned “The set up for me was easy enough having had experience with two Axis cams which knowledge helped greatly with the setting up”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. S. Kay mentioned in their review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “When that one drops to a more comfortable price I may replace this one”.

Two customers reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Dannyb mentioned on Amazon “Them dialing into my machine, they quickly got the correct settings put in” in their review. Mr. S. Bales said in their review of the Foscam FI8918W on Amazon “The instructions and settings should be more clear”.

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Good Support

Twenty-five customers who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Alan G Orchard said on Amazon “Was simple to set up with good instructions”. Amazon Fan Man wrote on Amazon six years ago “U have an amazing home cam to help keep your property safe when you are away from home”. Andy wrote on Amazon also six years ago “Docs are poor (at least the quick start guide that comes in the box” in his review.

Some customers considered that this webcam had good customer support. Leighroy said on Amazon “Fantastic camera and fantastic customer support”. Mr Simon Scott wrote on Amazon “This would not connect.I contacted customer support, who tried their best” in his review nonetheless he gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Thierry Bemelmans gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Great camera for the price & great customer support”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Foscam FI8918W reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote “The wireless LAN feature simply doesn't work with a WPA/WPA2 secured network” in their review but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Andy he said six years ago “Voila you are wireless” in his review. Andyl said on Amazon “Good wireless cam”.

Several people who reviewed this webcam thought it had network functionality. Good Guy Jas wrote in their review “Good quality home network wireless camera”. Jerry wrote “ONLY sends 6 images per triggered alarm, reasonable networking knowledge required, no HTTPS support” in his Foscam FI8918W review. Jerry also wrote “However, these are networking related issues rather than the fault of this device”.

A few customers who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W considered that it had email functionality. Three years ago Geordio said in their review of the Foscam FI8918W “Email alerts are a nice feature.”. Four years ago Ian Robinson said in his review of this webcam “What I like is an email alarm that motion has been detected”. Ian Robinson also wrote “The only thing I would have liked is the email to have the 1min video attached”.

A few customers who bought the product agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Five years ago Bonzo Dog said in their Foscam FI8918W review on Amazon “The internet is very handy for finding the correct forum if you get stuck”. G. Smedley gave the Foscam FI8918W a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It's best to use Internet Explorer (not 64bit) for this, even if you hate it as it offers good ActiveX control for recording” in their review.

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Nice Design

Eight customers who bought the Foscam FI8918W concluded that it was good looking. Bonzo Dog scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “The picture quality is pretty good indoors day or night”. Five years ago Consumer 2012 wrote on Amazon “It's a good looking camera” in their review of this webcam but even so they scored this webcam 20 out of 100. Mr David Penn mentioned on Amazon “It is pretty straightforward” in his Foscam FI8918W review and rated this webcam 80 out of 100.

A number of Foscam FI8918W reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was smooth. Mr. L. Croucher wrote on Amazon “It is smooth over Wifi and very reliable, really happy with the purchase”. S. Roberts scored the product 4 stars and said on Amazon four years ago “The camera itself is well finished with pan and tilt smooth and precise”.

One Foscam FI8918W reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W was neat. David said on Amazon “This is a neat little IP Camera that we use for monitoring the house whilst we're out”. One customer reckoned that it had a good case.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Foscam FI8918W reviewers who purchased the Foscam FI8918W thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Foscam FI8918W “Works well for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “To sum upFor the money you pay this camera is great value for money”. Amazon Fan Man rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Great value cam”.

Thirteen Foscam FI8918W owners who reviewed the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Honestly, how much would it have cost to make the lead a little longer? Cheap cost-cutting here” however despite that they scored this webcam 3 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Only gets three stars because it's so cheap, otherwise it would only merit two stars”. Three years ago Dan Woodhouse mentioned in his review on Amazon “Perfect for a cheap home CCTV network”.

One customer who reviewed the Foscam FI8918W mentioned that it was cheap. C. D. Nash said in their review of this webcam five years ago “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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Robust

Several Foscam FI8918W reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer said six years ago “Since then the wireless connection has been rock solid so I am putting that down to router” and gave this webcam a rating of 80 out of 100. Bryan Jones wrote “It is built into the speaker” and scored it very highly. Six years ago Charles Huggett said “The build quality is good” and scored it 80 out of 100.

A few people considered that the Foscam FI8918W was reliable. Six years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “ProsVery good quality image (even over a 3G wireless connection)Control software works very well and seems to reliable (so far anyway)Sound” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Cheryl said in her review on Amazon “This is a reliable camera which you can set up in your home”. Julie mentioned on Amazon “Amazing brilliant reliable” in her Foscam FI8918W review.

One Foscam FI8918W owner concluded that this webcam was good at resisting water ingress. Viv mentioned “It was like diving in a sea when you don't know swimming!I bought 2 of these cameras with lot of excitement” but in spite of that they rated this webcam 40 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Eight Foscam FI8918W reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good microphone. Bryan Jones wrote on Amazon “If you're using Internet Explorer on windows, you get the added bonus of two way sound”. Four years ago Good Guy Jas scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The booklet makes it sound simple” in their Foscam FI8918W review. Hc said “Surveilance pro is good too, no audio though” in their review of this webcam.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people thought it was quiet. Three years ago Jerry mentioned on Amazon “So my password had been silently truncated and I couldn't log in” in his review. Julie wrote “They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great” and gave this webcam a very good rating. Lmd said on Amazon “The motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Bryan Jones wrote in his review on Amazon “You can also talk back as the camera has an in built speaker (which I admit is very loud.”.

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Foscam Webcams Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Foscam webcams and also specifically for Foscam webcams and found that in both cases Foscam had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

One person wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Six years ago Andy wrote “Not heavy” but despite that he gave this webcam a rating of 3 stars. One person who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Dennis gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned four years ago “The compact shape and build quality that doesn't feel very "cheap”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI8918W has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the Logitech B910 HD Kit (£68.25) which has better reviews.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

When compared to other webcams of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Foscam FI8918W's viewing angle, horizontal of 300 degrees is one of the widest. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of webcams of this spec and age is 30°, the widest is 300°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 98°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The FI8918W has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical (120 degrees) amongst webcams of this age. Webcams that have been available for more than two years have viewing angles, vertical of between 22° and 170°.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This webcam has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on webcams of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Picture Quality

Some customers concluded that the Foscam FI8918W did not have good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The second time it then sees all the wireless networks Colours are not perfect”. B Kay mentioned “Colours are poor when pointed outside”. Jonnycabs mentioned “Admittedly the colours aren't great (brown looks pink” nonetheless they scored this webcam very highly.

A few Foscam FI8918W owners mentioned in their reviews that this webcam produced a good quality image. Dc1980 said in March last year “Although the image quality isn't brilliant, its still very good, even in complete darkness” in their review. Mark Booth said two years ago “The image quality is a bit grainy & the colour a bit wonky” although he still scored it 5 stars.

One Foscam FI8918W reviewer who purchased it concluded that it produced a sharp image.

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Pricey

We checked 63 webcams of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £5 to £393. We think that this Foscam webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a comparable type and age.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a motion detector, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W do not feature face tracking. The FI8918W is no exception to this as it also does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Foscam FI8918W is not mac compatibility, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the FI8918W are also not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FI8918W, the Foscam FI8918W does not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the FI8918W, the FI8918W does not have a night mode.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8918W is 140g. The Foscam FI8918W is one of the heavier webcams that were released more than two years ago (418 grams) amongst webcams of this age.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Minimum Illumination
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Resolution (at Capture Speed(
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Certification
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Wireless Standard
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens System
Minimum Processor
Internal Memory
Speakers and Microphone
Viewing Angle
Wi-Fi
Security Algorithms
Night Vision
Frequency Range
Maximum Internal Memory
Data Compression

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Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam 2packfi8918w, foscam fi8918ww, foscam fi8918wb
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