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Foscam FI9828P Webcam

£169.90
1.3MP 1280 X 960 Clip Firewire (IEEE 1394) May 2015
Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Interface Release Date
Average owner reviews
Easy to use
Good size
29 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

People who bought this webcam rated this webcam 77 out of 100 on average.

Foscam Webcams Have Good Reviews

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


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two Foscam FI9828P owners mentioned in their reviews that the Foscam FI9828P was good structurally. Mr W. wrote “Rugged construction” . Skipperjonce wrote a few weeks ago “Really solid and well made construction”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Regular Customer mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Also the lens is too narrow for smaller homes”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Three customers who purchased this webcam considered that it was easy to setup. Atkinra wrote in their review “Easy to set up and picture quality is very good”. Mr W. rated it 80 out of 100 and he said “Auto overwrite when full) Easy to set up for internet access” in his Foscam FI9828P review. Rob Ward mentioned on Amazon this month “Really easy to set up and the picture is really sharp” in his Foscam FI9828P review.

Two Foscam FI9828P reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Two years ago April Smart gave the Foscam FI9828P a rating of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Superb night vision, very good range, easy to control” in her review of this webcam. Atkinra said in their review of this webcam “Easy to use across the internet”.

One Foscam FI9828P owner who reviewed the Foscam FI9828P wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Antonio Ramos wrote on Amazon two years ago “Connect, easy to manage, easy to understand settings with dnns that works right away”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. In October last year Ian B. said on Amazon “Great quality ! Would buy again”. Ian B. also mentioned “Great quality, reasonably easy install if you know how to configure your router”. Mjirvine said “Nice quality picture” and gave it an excellent review.

Robust

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Antonio Ramos mentioned in his Foscam FI9828P review on Amazon two years ago “Well built/sturdy, easy to mount” and gave it a score of 5 stars. One Foscam FI9828P owner reckoned that it was reliable. Paul said on Amazon “PTZ works nicely and (so far) the reliability is good” in his review of this webcam.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

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Poor Design

A number of Foscam FI9828P reviewers who purchased it thought it was not a good design. Jason C mentioned on Amazon this year “Poor software and poor cable design drag down my overall rating” in his review of this webcam. Jason C also mentioned “The unit I received was the "V2" (current) design, though that isn't stated in the description”. Jason C also wrote “Painful design oversight”.

Has a Built-In Flash

The FI9828P has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which do not have a built-in flash.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the Foscam FI9828P considered that it was wifi compatible. Last year Mr W. mentioned “I have not tried wireless so can't comment” and rated the Foscam FI9828P 4 stars.

One Foscam FI9828P owner who reviewed the Foscam FI9828P concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Ian B. said on Amazon “IOS app also works well for Internet access over dynamic DNS” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was ethernet compatible. Conrad J. mentioned on Amazon “I can assure you it works perfectly on both Ethernet and wireless connections” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who bought it wrote that it produced a sharp image.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Foscam FI9828P reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Conrad J. he mentioned on Amazon “Foscam software could be a bit more user friendly and the instructions are a bit hard to interoperate”.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £39.36 (23%)

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Reasonably Priced

One Foscam FI9828P owner who reviewed this webcam thought it was a bargain for the price. Linux User mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Like many of these cheap and cheerful Chinese cameras it is good value hardware let down by appalling software”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Atkinra said in their Foscam FI9828P review on Amazon “Phenomenal performance from a budget price”.

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Not Cheap

Webcams of a similar type and age range in price from £11 to £149. We think that this Foscam webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a similar type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since May 2015.


Performance

1280 X 960 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the FI9828P is 1280 x 960 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Low Megapixel

The FI9828P has a quite low megapixel (only 1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that came out around the same time as this webcam. Across all the webcams that were released one year ago the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam 1280x960p, foscam fi9828p
Barcodes 06954836009284, 06954836098684

Foscam FI9828P Review Sources

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