The Foscam FI9821W Black Wireless IP Camera is Foscam's latest HD 720p Megapixel IP camera. The FI9821W is the first camera to sport Foscam's NEW web interface, allowing for all features to be compatible with every standard browser, including Chrome, Firefox, and even Apple's Safari.
The FI9821W 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 (VGA resolution only). Furthermore, the FI9821W also features a built-in DVR via on-board SD Card slot for direct recording on the camera itself up to 32GB. It is smartphone compatible (iPhone, Android - app is required) as well as viewable over the internet network using the standard browsers on a PC or Mac (Safari only). 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!
Foscam USA's retail distribution arm is the top rated distributor of Foscam products in the United States, Canada (www.foscam.ca) and the UK (www.foscam.co.uk). Foscam US provides free after-sales support and warranty services only to customers who purchase directly from Foscam US. If you purchase cameras from China, Amazon or eBay, please contact the seller from whom you purchased for support or contact Foscam China directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like telephone support and have us perform a remote installation of your camera, purchase from Foscam.us directly or click "Remote Installation" in the right side navigation bar. If you have any questions or concerns please call us directly at 713 893 7869.
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 1 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 or from authorized dealers. 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
- High definition image & video quality (Display resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels)
- H.264 video compression for smoother video, smaller file sizes
- Integrated SD card slot for internal storage
- 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 (VGA resolution only) over LAN or the internet through PC and mobile devices (including Iphone)
- Simple to setup with a friendly graphical interface
- 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 networks. 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
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||Color CMOS Sensor|
|Display Resolution||1280*720 (1.3 Megapixel)|
|Lens||f: 3.6mm, F:2.4|
|Lens Type||Glass Lens|
|Viewing Angle||70 Degree|
|Output||Built-In Speaker (External Speaker Jack Available)|
|Audio Compression||G.711/G.726, Audio sampling Bit rate 128kbps ~ 2.048Mbps|
|Image Frame Rate||25fps(50Hz), 30fps(60Hz),Down adjustable|
|Flip Mirror Images||Verical / Horizontal|
|Light Frequency||50Hz, 60Hz|
|Video Parameters||Brightness, Contrast|
|Ethernet||One 10/100 MBPS RJ - 45|
|Wireless Standards||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Wireless Security||WEP & WPA WPA2 Encryption|
|Pan/Tilt Angle||Horizontal: 300° & Vertical: 120°|
|Infrared Light||5mm 11 IR LEDs, Night visibility up to 8 metres|
|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|
|Browser||IE6 and above version or compatible browser, Firefox or other standard browsers|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year warranty|
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Review by Tim
Low light IR performance with F19821W is incredible, but IR video resolution compared to F19820W is greatly reduced and noisy on the horizontal plane. Reduced IR resolution & video noise is still fully acceptable as supplemental IR lighting is not required beyond 10M. I have found, the F19821W will perform IR imaging on it’s own over 80M. In this price range, nothing I have seen comes close in low light IR performance.
Multiple camera viewing with other compatible FOSCAM H264 cameras with standard software is a welcome feature.
No problems at all with Blue Iris PC software or iPhone apps: Blue Iris & Live Cams Pro.
The old (less than 3 months ), discontinued, F19820W is not compatible with built in FOSCAM multiple camera viewing software.
Daylight video resolution is not as good as the FI9820W, suspect this is maybe to the wider angle lens being used. But also could be attributed to firmware video settings for bit rate, frame rate, & key frame interval do not show latest applied settings. And I question if high quality video settings are truly applied. There is no way to confirm latest settings. Settings page defaults back to factory presets
Firmware does have many other issues (too many to list), primarily as stated above, the latest applied settings will not show as modified to users settings if one exits and reenters various setting pages.
Wireless settings do work, but applied settings will not show in the wireless setting page. You need to look in the device status to confirm if WiFi is working.
Video on screen display settings for time and camera name is not currently configured to turn these items on or off.
FOSCAM sent one used camera as new. Camera was not in the normal “Home” position, power cord was not tied, and network IP settings and password were not set to factory default. Had to perform a 30 sec. hot reset to default this camera back to proper settings.
Bang for the buck, I really like this cam, and will order more. But I do hope FOSCAM will correct the firmware issues soon, and will not send out any more used cameras as new.
(Posted on 1/13/13)
Limited Compatibility! Review by MacTexan
This camera has great picture quality, but the SDK is completely different than previous Foscam models. IT DOES NOT WORK ON SECURITYSPY for the Mac. I can get it to work in BlueIris, but the PTZ causes errors. If all you want to use is a browser, the picture quality is great.
Admin Note: Blue Iris has since fixed this issue. We are in contact with SecuritySpy and have provided them our SDK to incorporate functionality (Posted on 1/9/13)
Good Product but requires some know how to get it working Review by SRV
The FI9821W does work with BI but you have to update the software to the latest Rev. Also some wireless routers require firmware updates to work with the new H.264 format. All in all after performing all these updates the FI9821W works well. IP CAM Viewer Pro on my Adriod device works as well. The only issue I have right now is that you can not set the default home position of the camera after a power fail or reset. They claim that the web interface functions match that of the FI8910W but I don't see it. The PTZ functions are also slow. (Posted on 1/9/13)
Update: Foscam FI9821W and BlueIris Review by Max
Just an update, there were previous issues with Blue Iris 3.14 where the preset buttons would not work. Blue Iris has been updated to 3.14.02 and the issues are resolved. (Posted on 1/7/13)
Email support Review by David
not sure if these latest models support smtps - not many ISPs allow unencrypted smtp connections (for sending alerts), this is real problem with earlier cameras at least... (Posted on 1/7/13)
Foscam FI9821W and BlueIris Review by Max
I recently purchased a model FI9821W and love the camera. The picture is much more clear and crisp than the 8910 version cameras I have. The only complaint is that the Blue Iris software presets do not trigger movement with the camera. The PT functions work fine, but the preset positions do not appear to work with BI 3.14 and the latest foscam firmware. (Posted on 1/6/13)
FI9821W Nice Review by Clark
So far this has way better brightness control and low light capabilities than the FI9820W. So far I like it a lot! (Posted on 1/6/13)
Wait !!!!!!!!! Review by Wags
Firmware is buggy, beware.!!! Cannot connect over wifi, security flaws, and more. No iPhone or iPad apps support this camera yet, few third party surveillance packages support it either. If you need a camera that you only view through a desktop machine web browser (iPad/iPhone Safari doesn't work either) and have a wired connection to the camera then this is for you. If you want to use it fo anything else stay away. Will be a long time for these issues to be cared for as there isn't even a published SDK/API for this camera. Has been rushed to market with many short comings.
Response from Admin:
The FI9821W is supported in version 3.14 of Blue Iris. On the Iphone and Ipad, FI9821W is supported by "LiveCams Pro" as well as the Official Foscam App (soon to be released for free). The SDK/API has been published and is available to developers -- Please contact email@example.com to request the SDK/API.
Foscam Administration (Posted on 1/5/13)
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IP Camera Tools (Used for all camera models)
For Windows: IP Camera Tool PC
For Mac - Older H.264 Cameras (FI9820W, FI8608W, FI8602W etc.): IP Camera Tool Mac - Old H.264
For Mac - MJPEG/New H.264 Cameras (FI9821W, FI9802W, FI8910W, FI8918W, FI8904W, etc.):
Multi-Device Setup Guide (For Multiple Cameras)
DDNS Setup Guide
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