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Foscam FI9821EP
Foscam FI9821EP
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Foscam FI9821EP Webcam

£76.00
1MP 1280 X 720 Apr 2015
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Good brand
Difficult to use
Poor connectivity
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Reviews

Good Brand

Foscam webcams have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 40% of all webcam manufacturers that we have analysed. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Poor Connectivity

One Foscam FI9821EP reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. Last year Brendan Comerford scored it 60 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “When delivered I found that it has no WiFi capability” in his review of the Foscam FI9821EP.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 11% (11%)

There was a cheaper price of £68 at Cleverboxes 87 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 66% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 34% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Not Cheap

We think this full HD webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of this age and type. The cheapeast webcam of this type and age that we found costs £14 and the most expensive costs £352.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This webcam was released in April 2015.


Design

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed it thought it was not easy to setup. Brendan Comerford wrote on Amazon “The product itself is promising although not as easy to set-up port forwarding as claimed” and rated it 60 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI9821EP has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to this webcam.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FI9821EP has a built-in flash. Most of the other full HD webcams that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in flash.

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Performance

Very High Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rate of the FI9821EP of 60 frames per second is one of the highest amongst full HD webcams that were launched more than two years ago. Webcams that were released more than two years ago have maximum frame rates of between 15fps and 60fps.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the FI9821EP is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

This webcam's video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all webcams that have been around for a similar time to this webcam.

Across similar types of webcam the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Low Megapixel

The FI9821EP has a quite low megapixel (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other full HD webcams that came out around the same time as this webcam. The average megapixel of webcams of a similar age and type to this webcam is 4.7MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 16MP.

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Has a Night Mode

The FI9821EP has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

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Full HD

This webcam is full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam fi9821epblack, foscam hd720p
Barcodes 06954836098714

Foscam FI9821EP Review Sources

To prepare this Foscam FI9821EP review we compared this webcam to 282 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,187 product attributes, 14,286 webcam reviews and 720,700 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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