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Foscam FI9821EP

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Foscam FI9821EP

£98.15
£84.99 £13.00 cheaper than 48 days ago
Foscam FI9821EP
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A good spec but 3 year old 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, representing only average value for money
1280 X 720 Pixels Yes Yes 1MP Apr 2015
Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Release Date
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Foscam FI9821EP 720P Power Over Ethernet IP Camera - Black
£84.99
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Foscam FI9821EP Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Foscam FI9821EP number 30 in best selling webcams, number 66 in full HD webcams and number 104 across all webcams.
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Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better webcams are available. View the latest webcams 2018.
Customers report that it is difficult to use and unsatisfactory connectivity.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Full HD
Has a built-in microphone
FI9821EP is the first high definition plug and play power over ethernet indoor IP cam
is identical to the very popular plug and play fi9821p with the addition of power over ethernet for easy installation without the need for a mains power supply. please note: poe switch or injector is requi
Plug & play feature provides the ability to connect via smartphone or tablet by simply scanning the QR code on the underside of the camera. bypassing the need to access your router and setup port forwarding, the fi9821ep can be set up effortlessly by anyone, even those with very little IT experie
FI9821EP adopts a high performance media processor and high speed video protocol processor making it capable of h.264 video compression for extremely smooth video transmission, increased FPS and minimal bandwidth consumption. in addition, due to the small file sizes produced by h.264 video compression it has the ability to save tremendous hard drive space when doing video recording. furthermore, the fi9821ep also features a built-in DVR via on-board micro SD card slot for direct recording on the camera itself up to 32gb. in addition, it is smartphone compatible (iphone, android - app required) as well as viewable over the internet using standard browsers on PC (firefox, IE & chrome) or mac (safari only). the camera functions well as a smartphone baby, pet or elderly parent monitor or as part of a complete home/office security system with remote internet monitoring abil
Very low megapixel

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 £98.15 to £84.99 in the last 48 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 51% 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.

Foscam FI9821EP In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Foscam Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 1,552 expert and user reviews (including 312 verified purchases) for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is 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.

Users Report 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.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has average features, is over 6 months old and at £84.99 it is more expensive than 81% of webcams.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Foscam released the FI9821EP in April 2015.

Features

1280 X 720 Pixels Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams.

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Full HD

The FI9821EP is full HD, unlike 67% of webcams which are not full HD.

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Very Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of all webcams is 3MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 16MP. The megapixel of the FI9821EP of only 1MP is lower than average when compared to most other webcams. It is lower than 83% of all webcams when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI9821EP has a built-in microphone, as do 85% of webcams.

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Has a Night Mode

The FI9821EP has a night mode, which is unusual. 93% of webcams do not have a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Foscam FI9821EP has a built-in flash, unlike 95% of webcams which do not have a built-in flash.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of webcams range from 8fps to 120fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 31fps. The Foscam FI9821EP's maximum frame rate of 60fps is very high compared to most other webcams. It is higher than 96% of all webcams when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

fi9821ep black fi9821ep, fi9821ep fi9821ep, foscam fi9821ep

Barcodes:

00709238654312, 05425657135168, 06954836098714, 06954836098813

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