The Foscam FI8910W Wireless N IP Camera features high quality video and audio, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision, embedded IR-Cut filter as well as a built in network video recording system. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (Iphone, Android & Blackberry) as well as viewable over the internet using standard browsers. Building on the success of the Foscam FI8918W, the FI8910W is the latest camera from Foscam Digital Technologies LLC. The FI8910W distinguishes itself with an embedded IR-Cut filter providing enhanced picture and color quality as well as an upgraded higher quality external housing. The camera functions well as an Iphone baby monitor or as part of a home or office security system with remote internet monitoring ability. We are offering this camera here on special including FREE Priority Shipping to the United States. Grab it now while supplies last!
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When you purchase directly from Foscam.us you are not only purchasing a camera, but also the value-added services of 24 - 48 hour shipping from our US based warehouse, complete after-sales technical support as well as our US based replacement warranty and return services. Foscam.us does not provide support or warranties on behalf of any Foscam cameras purchased directly from China and sold on Amazon, Ebay, or other through other resellers.
We guarantee that your Foscam wireless camera will be 100% functional or we will issue you an immediate replacement. In addition, the camera is covered by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty which will be honored by us through our office in Houston, TX.
Our return policy is 30 days. All returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee and buyer pays return shipping.
The Foscam US warranty is only available to users who purchase directly from Foscam US using our online checkout system. Protect yourself by purchasing only through the links on this page.
What separates us from other distributors is our comprehensive after-sales technical support. We will walk you through process of setting up your camera step-by-step. Our technical representatives have extensive knowledge regarding the setup and installation of Foscam IP cameras and explain the process in a manner that is clear and understandable.
Foscam.us offers free support for the setup and installation of your wireless IP camera. This free support service is available only to customers who purchase directly through our website (www.foscam.us). Ebay and Amazon purchasers will have to contact the particular reseller from which they purchased in order to receive support.
- Foscam Wireless IP Camera
- Wifi Antenna
- User Manual
- Installation CD
- Mounting Bracket
- Network Cable
- DC Power Supply 5v
- IR cut-off filter for True Colors. *Exclusive to this indoor model.
- The IR lights can be turned off manually from the software
- Audio quality is improved, there will be no noise when speaking into the camera.
- WPA2 Encryption Supported
- Added an audio input jack which can be used with an external microphone
- Relocated the network light to the back of the camera. Add a power indicator lamp
- Allows for remote viewing & recording over LAN or the internet through PC and mobile devices (including Iphone)
- Simple to setup with a friendly graphical interface
- High image & video quality (Display resolution: 640 x 480 Pixels (300k Pixels))
- Two-way audio monitoring
- Allows remote Pan/Tilt control (Pan:300deg& Tilt:120deg)
- Night vision (up to 8 meters) via auto IR-LED illumination
- Infrared Motion Detection (with email notification and image upload via FTP)
- Multi-user access with password protection
- Supports the IE browser, Firefox as well as most other standard browsers including the standard Safari browser on the Iphone
- Wi-Fi compliant with wireless standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n. Wired connection is also included
- Supports both WEP & WPA Encryption
- Supports Dynamic IP Addresses such as through dyndns.org
- Has multi-level user management system with password protection
User Interface:The camera features an easy to use graphical interface that is accessible from any standard browser anywhere in the world over the internet. It has password protection as well as the ability for multiple users to view and control upto 9 cameras at one time.
|Image Sensor||CMOS Sensor|
|Display Resolution||640*480 Pixels(300k Pixels)|
|Lens||f: 2.8mm, F:2.4 (IR Lens)|
|Lens Type||Glass Lens|
|Viewing Angle||60 Degree|
|Image Frame Rate||15fps(VGA), 30fps (QVGA)|
|Flip Mirror Images||Verical / Horizontal|
|Light Frequency||50Hz, 60Hz or Outdoor|
|Video Parameters||Brightness, Contrast|
|Ethernet||One 10/100 MBPS RJ - 45|
|Wireless Standards||IEEE 802.11b/g|
|Data Rate||802.11b: 11Mbps(Max.), 802.11g: 54Mbps(Max.), 802.11n 150Mbps|
|Wireless Security||WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption|
|Pan/Tilt Angle||Horizontal: 300° & Vertical: 120°|
|Infrared Light||11 IR, LEDs, Night visibility up to 8 meters|
|Gross Weight||814g (Color Box Size: 211 x 135 x 180mm)|
|Net Weight||348g (accessories included)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C ~ 60° (14°F ~ 140°F)|
|Storage Humidity||0% ~ 90% non-condensing|
|CPU||2.0GHz or above (suggested 3.0GHz)|
|Memory Size||256MB or above (suggested 1.0GB)|
|Display Card||64MB or above|
|Supported OS||Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, Vista, Windows7, Mac OS, Linux|
|Browser||IE6 and above version or compatible browser, Firefox or other standard browsers|
|Warranty||Limited 2-year warranty|
Great camera for the price! Review by Vicki2780
I used to own 3 D-Link cameras but wasn't too thrilled with them so I decided to look for something else. I came across Foscam while searching the web for a new one & they looked too good to be true considering all the extra features they included that the D-Link ones did not (2-way sound, pan/tilt, larger viewing area, etc.) & definitely the fact that they were cheaper! I decided to give it a try & order one especially since I saw they had a 14 day return policy just incase I didn't like it. Well I'm so glad i got it! Much better quality than the D-Link cameras...picture quality doesn't even compare, night vision a million times better, sound quality is much better & even the actual camera housing itself was much better quality. I was able to hook it up to my home network very easily in about 10 minutes. The only thing I had an issue with was setting it up to work remotely from the internet so that I could view it when I wasn't home. I tried for about 2 weeks, changing my router settings around, watching youtube videos demonstrating the set-up etc. but had no luck. I finally decided to purchase the Remote Installation option that Foscam had on its website. It was $39.99 but well worth it. The woman Kate who called to help me was great & what I spent 2 weeks trying to do she had done for me in about 15 minutes! I love my new camera & now that they just came out with an even newer model ( FI9821W) which also has a really good price, I will most likely be ordering one of those too! (Posted on 1/12/13)
great product - works well Review by jack
Product works well - except for wireless - which as others mentioned intermittently loses contact w router. Wired works great and picture quality is great even though it is not the high def model. Remote access worked well also on ie (64bit) and firefox. would recommend (Posted on 11/6/12)
Even better with app Review by Greg
Get the app and you will have 2way audio that works with the built in speaker! (Posted on 8/28/12)
Execellent, Verizon DSL users look here. Review by Bunnyman
Camera works great & for the price it can't be beat. The motion sensor works great and the email feature could send you date & time stamped pictures when its being tripped. You could then watch & record video if you wanted to? I wish I could limit the scan range, or have an active preset for a limited range.
The multiple presets are fine, as I only need 2 positions covered.
The only challenge I had was with my routers port forwarding feature which I never got to work on my Verizon GT704WG, however it worked on the replacement GT784WNV they didn't advertize having. You have to call and complain to get it. Also, I had to use the recomended external DNS host server, and with the camera firmware updates it's easy to use the free no-ip.org option. If you have issues getting to work on the Internet, don't get all wrapped up with too many options turned on or off. Just follow the step by step instructions and it will work. Your router may well be your problem. The no-ip.com site has the testing tools to help you, and the camera's local host server-software will also tell you if it's successfully linking to your no-ip.org's redirection host address you created.
Most importantly, know that you likey can't see it over the Internet from the same location, meaning, from behind the same router. If you have 4G coverage, test it with your cellphone using IP_cam. My routers' IP address was reused 3 times here in California, so using the DNS server is a must.
(I can't see my ***.no-ip.org address from home, but it works just fine from my chosen cellphone App.)
There are many uses for this camera, I'm gonna catch my landlady entering my apartment while I'm out. I also want to get an outdoor version to capture the wildlife passing by my front door. We've got Mountain lions, Bobcats, Bears, Coyotes & Deer.
Hope this helps.
(Posted on 8/25/12)
Great IP Camera Review by mattm55
I just received 2 of these cameras and was anxious to set them up. I've read that the cameras can be tricky to setup but I had mine wrking in under 5 minutes, from box to table.
1. Remove camera from box.
2. Attach LAN cable to camera and my switch
3. Plug in power cord
4. Access through local LAN thru browser @ IP address given by your router. I have my own router and can lookup the address in the IP Status table trhu the router @ 192.168.1.1 Your mileage will vary here. I gave it a static IP and port (didn't want 80) and now can access remotely thru my free DNS.
No software was needed on my end.
Excellent image quality for the price point. Will have to see how these hold up now. So far, I would recommend these as a simple, low cost, solution for anyone who needs a pretty decent camera. (Posted on 8/15/12)
For the money you cannot beat it Review by Bill
Its driving me nuts that I cannot turn the IR off and keep it off. figured there would be a firmware upgrade. NOPE! Besides that you gotta love this cam for the price. Works great under low light and NO IR. Street light illuminate just fine for this cam. (Posted on 8/2/12)
The audio and IR does not work Review by larry
Strange all these review are on the same date. seems like they may pay people to write them. In any case this is an OK camera for the price, if the Dlink camera was close the the same price i would buy it instead as its nore refined and works better (Posted on 7/20/12)
5 stars for the cameraFOSCAM! Review by DD
I had a hard time in setting up driver on my MacBook, but this company really wanted to help and even waived my tech support fee.
Camera works great! The image on my iPhone and iPad were really clear in daylight and really clear in stealth mode. Really easy to set up when the tech guy helped me out on the phone.
Now I want to buy another one so I can set it up in my babies' playroom too.
Best view when installed to the cieling and really provides 360 view of the room. I'd install one in every room and outdoor, but hubby thinks its over kill... (Posted on 6/16/12)
Excelente! Review by Alvaro Guzman
Super bien, buen sonido, imagen, via web, software, etc.
Exscelente para monitorear a los hijos en la casa desde cualquier lugar del mundo. (Posted on 6/16/12)
After setup, very good... Review by bbuckley
If you have Windows 7 with 64 bit IE the software will not install until you search through poorly written documentation to find that you have to manually change the path name. Then getting the router set up properly with port forwarding is a bit tricky if you don't really know networking. But their technical support was responsive and helpful and quickly helped the final setup.
After setup, the camera works very well. Download an iPad / iPhone app and easily view, pan & tilt the camera from anywhere. Good picture and good low light features. The motion detect is very hard to get set properly to ensure detections but avoid too many false alarms from things like light changes from sunlight.
Overall for the price a great value and easy option for home video surveillance. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Foscam FI8919W is great Review by Richard Wolfe
The Foscam FI8919W works very well and is relatively easy to set up. I bought this to monitor the inside of my mom's house in case she falls. The pan and tilt feature gives a great range of viewing. I had to download a third party app for my Android phone (Foscam Viewer Lite) to make it work on my phone and it works great. The night vision feature works well also. Highly recommend. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Very Impressive Review by PDub
Really slick camera. I bought this to act as a baby cam in our nursery. The camera was very easy to set up (although the wifi config is a little goofy), and once configured it works like a charm. I'm able to monitor my child at night or daytime, control it (tilt/pan) all from my iPhone and iPad. Hands down a great purchase. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great camera for a great price Review by D. Sokol
I bought a single FI8910W to test it out and then followed up with a two cam bundle. II tried everything from TrendNet to Panasonic and other, less known brands. Panasonics are great, but way too expensive. Foscam does everything I need it to do for a fraction of the price. I am also planning on getting their exterior cameras as well. Easy to set up and use, they come with mounting hardware. I use all my cameras in the house (4) via a wireless connection and never an issue in speed or reliabily. One issue that I am noticing is that once in a while the camera will reset itself and I find it pointing up in he ceiling. Fortunately their iPod/iPad/iPhone software is great and I can point the camera where I need from anywhere in the world. Don't get me wrong, these are not the best cameras on he market and I am hesitant to give any product 5 stars, but for the price, you simply cannot do any better. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Awesome Camera Review by Carl
You can't beat this camera for the money. This thing is my new favorite toy. I can't stop playing with it. Got a little frustrated in the begining setting it up on Internet Eexplorer so I could view from the web but once I found what I had to check off in the internet tools menu it worked great. Love how it sends you an email when it detects motion and uploads a short video clip to a folder on your PC. I was blown away with the night vision too. I just bought another one. (Outdoor model). Have the FI8910W in my garage 80 ft. from the router in the house and it picks it up fine. One more and I should have my whole property covered. Best hundred bucks I ever spent. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great little camera once you get it set up Review by Gregory Cremer
I would give this product 5 stars where it not for the difficult setup. I was able to figure out how to connect it to wifi from the instructions. That part is very straight forward, and the supplied software worked perfectly on my MacBook pro running osx lion and airport extreme. The difficult part comes in setting up remote capabilities for viewing from iPhone or other remote device. The directions speak of getting free DDNS service at dyndns.com for a free host name. The site no longer offers free host name services and there have been enough complaints about this for long enough that I believe the folks at Foscam are just ignoring the consumer on this subject. The manual is obviously translated from an Asian dialect to English as the verbiage is oddly worded. Other than the issues with setup, I have to say that the device and remote applications are quite good. I am able to view, control and listen remotely. From iPhone, iPad, and by web. Listening via Mac and Firefox is not possible. I will also note that though I am able to speak remotely, this function often comes through very garbled. Not sure why as the listen function works very well. Listening was most important to me as I use the webcam to monitor my Yorkie pup while I am away. I can watch and listen on my iPhone while driving (I mostly just listen) and it works quite well. As a side note, I mounted my camera on the wall just above my grandfather clock and this has proven to be a very good location. The clock provides a constant tick-tock sound that ensures me that the audio is functioning.
I am using the "Foscam pro" app on my iPhone and iPad. It really works well and was worth the $4.99. All functions are easily set up. I also use "cam viewer" which was free, but lacks functionality. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Works Great And Affordable! Review by Cave Wyatt
This little thing is terrific. Note that even though you may ADD both a microphone and speakers, it does not COME with them. I guess my eyes saw something different in the item description because I had a moment of disappointment when I saw it only had input/output for both. Then I realized that for the price I paid it couldn't have these features built in. Ah, well. Anyway, what works, works GREAT! Communication must not be my strong suit because I did have to call to get it operating. Note that Mac owners have to push the second Login button. I guess my brain couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing.
Anyway, you have full remote control over where the camera points, the picture is pretty good and you can take snapshots from it. Pertty nice for the price! (Posted on 6/16/12)
Very Nice Unit Review by Los Angeles, CA
Amazing picture quality (even at night with the IR) and fairly easy to setup with the supplied software. Only thing I can think that could be improved is making the sticker with the WiFi MAC address larger and telling you where to find it in the docs (I use MAC auth on my WiFi). Overall I'm very impressed and would definitely by Foscam again. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Camera Appears Ok Review by Joseph Barnhart
I would like to have a more in-depth review but here goes. If you have a little IT knowledge this camera should fairly straight forward in setting up. NOTE: Do not use the software on a windows 7 computer as it could mess it up as it did mine. Wouldn't boot to desktop at all. Foscam technically owes me a new system. Preferable install only if you have to on a windows xp machine. Use software at your own risk.
Otherwise the camera was about what I was expecting. The one feature I like most is the ability to turn off the IR night vision feature. I have mine setting behind a window and it reflects off the glass thereby voiding any use of night vision for me personally. I am sure it works quite ok otherwise. If you search youtube with the model number there are videos that have example test footage posted to preview that option.
So far it works quite well I am still getting it situated. I've been able to set it to my IP address of choice and its own port number. I've set it up where I can view it via the ip address on any system including my Android Tablet using Foscam Viewer Light app which works quite well. I've also port forwarded my ip address and set up my own personal url shortner so I can access it anywhere on the web. Currently have a system running the Ispy Connect Software as a 24/7 DVR if need be. Still trying to sort through this one and will be looking for other options. Feel free to comment if you know of any free cctv software the simply works.
Overall I'd say get it. It does what I was hoping for and then some. If your able as mentioned avoid using the software and especially on Windows 7 and at your own risk. Hopefully I'll get around to putting up a video review at some point. (Posted on 6/16/12)
an average good camera Review by kal
after looking through a dozen of surveillance camera, from 500$ to 60$ , i decide to go with this version 8910W
just because, it went through few upgrades, color correction, and night vision.
it is not a bad camera, for the price and the functions, the resolution could be better, however it is a surveillance camera, not a camcorder,
the installation was not as bad as i was expecting,took me about 1 1/2 hour, to get both wire and wireless, to work
and accessing it on line using DYNDNS .
i do recommend this camera for anyone whom got tired looking through all what's out there.
this camera can do all that,the night vision works perfect, i can access it from my work, and look around with out issues.
FOSCAM need to work on the software part, it can be better than it looks now. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great Camera, Great Value Review by akakpaws
I am very pleased with this camera. It provides a very good image day and night. The windows app provides extensive control of the unit and it is very responsive to control inputs over wifi or the Live Cam Pro App for Ipad. The IR mode provides a surprisingly good image in total darkness.
I did have some difficulty getting things going online and on the IPad app. I am not real familiar with a lot of the procedures and terminology required for online access setup. So it took me a few days to get things going. It was a learning experience for me. I had a couple of setbacks when I rebooted the camera. As I understand it the camera generates a new address each time it reboots, which then requires updating the original setup. So I am trying to avoid rebooting. Otherwise I am very satisfied with this purchase. It is great to be able to monitor things at home from anyplace I can access the internet! (Posted on 6/16/12)
Can't beat this deal! Review by MNJayW
I ordered this camera to use as a baby monitor. I thought it would be perfect for my situation. I travel pretty frequently and wanted something that I could access from the internet or from my local network via my iDevices. Setup was actually really easy for me, but I do have a above average knowledge of networking. It took me less than an hour to get it set up. This includes the remote access via my iDevice. Great product for my needs, and less expensive than an off the shelf video baby monitor. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Good value Review by Chi Phil
Amazing for the price, and extremely useful. Set-up is straight forward, and the picture quality is good. It comes with audio in and out, but also has a integrated mic and speaker which are great, but there are no problems communicating with someone at the other end. All in all, exactly what I was looking for and surpassed expectations for the price (Posted on 6/16/12)
Works good Review by Lord Belch
Setup not too difficult, but like many say the documentation is lousy both in the box and online. Also, the documentation states you can sign up for a free website to view the camera online, but when you go to it, they only give a 14day trial...then an annual fee.
Haven't figured out how to record to hard drive yet. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Surprise Surprise! This cam is actually good. Review by Hanzilla
I'm pretty surprised on this wireless cam, I previously bought a cam from lorex which I thought was ok and cost more but felt I over spend for what I purchased, then I found this awesome cam on Amazon which at first wasn't sure because of the price since it was so inexpensive but when I received it the Foscam blew away that lorex cam. I bought this cam to watch and record the filthy people that don't clean up after their dogs on my front yard and since I got this cam no dog pooh!
I make sure I move it around with several ways, such as my google tv, iPad, windows 7 net book, and MacBook auto or manuel so people know its real, night vision is in color and with enough lighting you don't need infrared on. You can use almost any 3rd party surveillance software but you have to pay for the software if you want the most important features like record and or to listen in.
Setup was confusing at first, I had to figure that the cam needs to be connected to the router and cam needs wifi activated through the software that they give you, once that's done you can disconnect cat5 cable and place it where you want it. I used a wireless modem jack for the setup to wifi and my Windows 7 netbook since my Macbook's dvd drive isn't working.
This is a great budget cam and depending on the software it can make this cam user friendly, just setup is the first hurdle but once you get passed that your pretty much good to go and watch your home from literally any where in the world. Once I get a smart phone I'll link it to that as well. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great customer service, fine as a baby monitor Review by Seattle Mama
I actually had a great experience with customer service...not sure what to say about the other fellow who posted here. I was able to follow the instructions in the manual provided to get the viewer set-up on my laptop as well as my iPhone. The only issue was getting audio working on my laptop, and customer service basically fixed the issue for me. There was no cost. (Posted on 6/16/12)
fantastic cam Review by Brooklyn
works great, no issues. The UI is a little clunky but sounds works in both Chrome and IE. I'm using LiveCam on iPhone to stream this camera. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Foscam Security Cameras Review by Seigman
I ordered these cameras and they came in pretty quick. I read the quick start directions and installed the cameras and got them on WIFI. Setup was simple and quick. I have these cameras email me anytime there is motion and they work great. I will be aware if anyone is in my house from now on. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Better than previous F18918W Review by Etienne
This is a very good product, with an excellent price/performance ratio. The image (colors) are much more accurate that the previous F18918W, thanks to the IR cut filter.
But, there's a minor downside : this cam doesn't tilt as much as the other one (I would say about 100° rather than 120). So if you want to point it downside, the previous one is better. This is not a malfunction, as I ordered several ones, and all have the same characteristics. I think this is a software limitation, because if yI move the cam gently by hand, I notice the it can tilt much further. One more thing : be aware that the dyndns services are not free anymore. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great camera - but not IE9 compatible Review by FLcyclist
Great camera with decent images at night in low light. Great quality for the price too -- crisp color images during daytime. Setup can be an issue - this model crashes PC if using IE 8 or 9. Resorted to using Chrome without an issue, but limited menu of camera features. Nice to be able to pan/tilt camera from iPhone or PC while on travel and the motion alarm that sends an email whenever movement detected is sweet! Had no problem with Foscam customer service -- took under 2 hours to configure and connect. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great Cam for the Cash! Review by Anchrman
Ok... I bought this camera 2 weeks ago based on the reviews. I was a little concerned because I am far from computer savvy. Also, I have a 3 year old MacBook so I was worried about the Foscam/Apple interactions. My router is a Netgear and I have Road Runner cable internet. The directions are good, by not very thorough. Don't get discouraged when you hit a stumbling block. Just follow the directions again, and invite one of your computer literate buddies over for a couple of free beers. Contrary to popular misconceptions you can run this on a secured network, and one other than WEP. Again, follow the directions. You will need to set the port forwarding correctly and get a domain from dyndns.com. Apparently they use to be free. They are no longer.... at least I couldn't find them free. But, for $20 a year it is worth the price. The default port for my router was 88, and for the camera 80. That held me up for a couple days. After I figured that out, it was smooth sailing. Now I am able to view remotely. Also I purchased Foscam Pro Surveillance from the Itunes store for 5 bucks. That was a breeze to set up after I got the port correct and the password for the device, not the domain correctly entered into the ap. All and all it was a small struggle for me to get everything dialed in.... but totally worth it. The picture is very high quality considering the price, and the infrared works well. I was not able to contact customer service by phone. They transfer you around and then hang up on you. They do reference you to blogs which I found to be not so useful. It was more bitching than assistance. So the camera gets 5 stars from me, and I will probably buy at least one more. I hope that helps. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great camera and great company to work with Review by Miami
Camera works great. The night vision is amazing and this camera blows the competition out of the water for half the price. They even got me a great deal on a 2nd camera.
Don't worry if you don't know how to install it. It comes with a really handy follow along video and I was controlling the camera with my tablet in no time. Thanks Foscam! (Posted on 6/16/12)
Good Camera for Price Review by Bham
I recently purchased this camera after scouring the internet to understand the best way to install it.The camera interface is relatively easy to use. The construction is plastic, but I don't feel it is too cheap. The camera view is not bad either although the backdrop of a sunny window overwhelms the camera. I set it up on an Mac and had a couple of minor issues. If you have Lion OS, then google "install baby cam lion" and click the link to wifibaby website. The new Lion OS does not have the same airport express interface as the older OS's. I did use the install disk to find the camera, then I followed the directions on the website to port forward the camera for remote use. So far so good. I do not have a static IP address, but my current address has not changed in a while. I also use IP Cam Viewer which cost about three bucks for my iPhone and iPad. The only negative is that the camera kind of freaks out my wife. She thinks I am watching her eat breakfast every morning. In fact, she will throw a towel over it because she doesn't like it "staring" at her. The camera website needs to update their install information for Lion users. Other than that, I have no issues. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Baby Monitor Killer Review by Zoltomar Starfire
My wife and I were this -><- close to pulling the plug on a baby monitor at a local store. I really didn't like what was offered, anything under $180 is junk and even then you're stuck with camera + THEIR viewing monitor (TINY TINY TINY unless you shell out big bucks for a 3.5" screen...I'm using an iPad with this sucker).
Setting up the camera was easy until I got to the part where you unplug the ethernet cable so you can use it wireless. They had a clear enough help guide on their website for the port forwarding setup so that was only a minor hitch, it took 1 min to go through the guide.
CD comes with windows and mac software as well as an app for your phone...iphone/ipad will require an itunes download.
Picture quality = awesome.
Nighttime picture quality = awesomely creepy how clear it is.
Audio = well...you'll sound like a tiny person trying to escape from a tiny camera. There are 1/8" in/out jacks on the back of the camera if you really wanted to go the full route, we just wanted the visual features.
Look at the features this camera offers and find a "baby monitor" that offers the same...now compare the prices. See how easy that was? (Posted on 6/16/12)
Excellent camera at a good price, works just fine with Mac and Firefox Review by Techno Nerd
This is my second Foscam, my first is the model immediately preceding this one. Both were quick and easy to set up.
I used Firefox on a Mac to do the setup. It works fine. You don't need to use the CD that comes with the camera at all.
Login to your router and bring up the list of DHCP clients. Hook the camera up to your router (mine is a D-Link DIR-655) and plug in the power. The camera is set up by default to use DHCP, so it will shortly appear in the router's list of clients. Make a note of that IP address, then open a new browser window and browse to the camera's IP. You'll get the camera's built-in web server. Firefox users need to be sure to select server push mode. Default login is username "admin" with no password. From there you can complete the setup, including changing to a static IP and getting it talking to your wireless. My wireless uses WPA2/AES security and the camera connected to it as soon as I saved the configuration settings.
It took less than five minutes from opening the box to having it up and running on my wireless network.
Please don't be put off by negative reviews written by people who lack even the tiny bit of technical knowledge needed to set up and configure this great little camera. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Good all-around IP cam Review by MFR2VCB
Compared to the FI8918W, the color quality is better. I setup my camera to work with sensr.net which allows me to automatically upload images to their site via FTP which in my situation works perfectly because the satellite internet connection is too slow to support live video. (Posted on 6/16/12)
more than I expected Review by Corey H. Perez
This is the first time I bought this foscam product , let me give you the pros and cons . Pros: 1) it has some real beautiful features for a low price like this , I feel much more comfortable at work knowing that with a click of a button I know what's going on in my house 2) The picture quality on the camera is nice and clear and the IR cut filter makes it even better where I don't have to adjust it manually by night in the dark 3) Once the camera is set up it is very user friendly , to pan and tilt it remotely etc . Cons: To set up port forwarding is something that if you are not so computer savvy you will have to read the instructions of the foscam website very carefully , and it may take some time , but after I got it to work I'm very excited about it , I'm planning to buy 2 more one indoor and one outdoor (Posted on 6/16/12)
Best Value Wireless IP Camera Review by Dreary Ohio
This camera, and the company itself, clearly has some shortcomings. However, at this price you'll be content, if not ecstatic. It works well as a security camera and baby monitor. After using it for 1 week I've bought 2 more. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great inexpensive security cam Review by Roger H Gray
The Foscam F18910W camera is operating quite well. I have 3 F18918W cameras and have been pleased with their operation and function as well. They are very stable cameras - images always available whenever I link to them- and easy to set up.
For setup, I have found it easier to just plug them in using the Ethernet connection, and then log into my router and find their IP address, and set them up from there. The only thing you have to remember during setup is that the new camera's port may be set the same as an existing camera. In this case either shut down any existing cameras, or use the FosCam install software and let it find the new camera and port number.
I have the FosCams mounted in our business for security and their range of motion and quality of images- including infrared- has been invaluable. Also the sound quality is good from the camera. Talking through the cameras to someone is weak, but there. I am replacing older D-Link DCS-900 cameras which are fixed position only provide picture- no sound or two-way communication capabilities.
One feature that would be good in my case would be the ability to zoom in on an object. Zoom is not a function of any of the FosCam models I now have.
I monitor the cameras from my IPad, my Droid 2 and 3 phones using an excellent app - IP Cam Viewer from Robert Chou. I also use IE and Chrome browsers.
You do have to use port forwarding on your router so you can find the cameras via your business/home location's IP address. If you don't have a static IP address, you can use dyndns.org to track your dynamic IP address. (Posted on 6/16/12)
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