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Foscam FI8918W

£52.99
Foscam FI8918W
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An award winning but inferior spec 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, representing poor value for money
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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2Pack Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP Camera ,8 Meter Night Vision , 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) - Black
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Foscam FI8918W Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Foscam FI8918W number 33 in best selling webcams and number 116 across all webcams.
84
Reviews
723 Reviews + 1 Award
20
Value for Money
Poor
26
Features
Missing Some Features
25
Age
5 Years Old
40
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

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 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 fairly priced, it is robust and design. However they also report poor picture quality.
The FI8918W is missing some features:
Only 640 x 480 pixels resolution
Not full HD
Does not have a photo feature
Does not have an auto focus

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. There was a cheaper price of £39.99 on Amazon UK 50 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 51% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Foscam FI8918W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

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

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including tweakers.net and toptenreviews.com have rated this webcam on average 84 out of 100. This puts this Foscam webcam in the top 16% of all the webcams when ranked by average expert review score.

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Average User Reviews

On average, based on 721 user reviews this Foscam webcam has an overall user rating of 78 out of 100. 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 people who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Poor Picture Quality

Five customers who purchased the product considered that it did not have good colour saturation and two customers who bought it considered that it produced a good quality image.

Users Report That it is Robust

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

Customers Report Excellent Design

Six owners said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Foscam Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,575 user and expert reviews (including 317 verified purchases) for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has very good reviews. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned 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 reviewed this webcam considered 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

Customers Report Excellent Technical Guidance

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W 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

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Two customers wrote that it had a good microphone.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Six people who purchased the product reckoned that it 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 Great Product Quality

27 people who bought the Foscam FI8918W considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

25 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup, six people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use and two people said in their reviews that the Foscam FI8918W was easy to use the menus.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £52.99 it is more expensive than 69% of webcams.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Foscam FI8918W of $29.99 (£39.91) in the United States. That's a saving of £13.08.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Foscam released the FI8918W in September 2012.

Features

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 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, although keep in mind that 68% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8918W has a built-in microphone. 86% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

Like most other webcams, the Foscam FI8918W does not have a photo feature. 60% of webcams do not have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8918W does not have an auto focus, although it is worth noting that 77% of webcams also do not have an auto focus.

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Features Night Vision

The FI8918W features night vision, unlike 96% of webcams which do not feature night vision.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8918W does not have a zoom capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that 81% 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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