Equipped with 1.3 megapixel lens, FI9828P is capable of streaming video with 1280x960p HD quality, which allows for extremely smooth video transmission with minimal bandwidth consumption. Bring...
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Average Owner Reviews
Based on 29 owner reviews this Foscam webcam has an average owner rating of 77 out of 100.
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”.
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.
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.
The FI9828P is one the best selling webcam currently available for purchase.
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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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.
Good Picture Quality
One person who bought it wrote that it produced a sharp image.
Foscam has good average ratings for its low megapixel webcams as well as across its entire webcam range.
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”.
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”.
11 Reasons Against
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”.
Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The Foscam FI9828P does not have a motion detector, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a motion detector.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
Like most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FI9828P, the Foscam FI9828P does not feature face tracking.
Not USB Powered
Most low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FI9828P are not USB powered. The Foscam FI9828P is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.
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Not Mac Compatibility
Like most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the FI9828P, the FI9828P is not mac compatibility.
Only Firewire (IEEE 1394) Interface
The FI9828P has a Firewire (IEEE 1394) interface which is better than most webcams that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to it have a USB interface. Webcams of this type and age interfaces range from RJ-45 (worst) to USB 2 (best).
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Like most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than a year, the Foscam FI9828P does not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
The Foscam FI9828P does not have a zoom capability, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FI9828P also do not have a zoom capability.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The FI9828P does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that were released around the same time as the FI9828P also do not have a snapshot button.
Not Full HD
The FI9828P is not full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the FI9828P are also not full HD.
Webcams of this age and spec range in price from £68 to £166. We think that this Foscam webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of this age and spec.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Foscam webcam was released.
Average Maximum Frame Rate
At 30 frames per second, the Foscam FI9828P has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI9828P.
1280 X 960 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The FI9828P has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
What should and could be a good camera is ruined by poor and misleading specification. The stated tilt angles seem to be more a field of view spec not a tilt spec, resultantly on full zoom the... Read more…
Great camera. Really solid and well made construction. Was a bit dubious as the price is well below all other sources but this is a genuine 'P' derivative and a V2. Only difference is the power... Read more…
I decided to buy this having already bought an f1981W. Whilst the f1981w is a great indoor camera, its performance behind glass at night was dire (due to reflected IR light). I've therefore been... Read more…
Good quality picture and all controls work well.Needs to be up high to get any distant view but can look down to its own mount.The scan range is very impressive almost a full circle.Our friend in... Read more…
It kept freezing needing to reset every so often. Not a good item compared to the older models I've used for many years. Also the lens is too narrow for smaller homes. Must also needed to be... Read more…