The Foscam FI9821W V2 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). 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
- 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.
|Model||FI9821W V2 Black|
|Image Sensor||Color CMOS Sensor|
|Display Resolution||1280*720 (1.0 Megapixel)|
|Lens||f: 2.8mm, 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|
|Dimension||5 x 4 x 5 in|
|Gross Weight||1.8 Ibs (Color Box Size: 8 x 5 x 6.5 in)|
|Net Weight||0.7 Ibs (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, Windows 8, Mac OS X|
|Browser||IE6 and above version or compatible browser, Firefox or other standard browsers|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year warranty|
|Product Type||Wireless IP Camera|
|Number of Batteries Supported||No|
|Battery Size Supported||No|
Love the cameras Review by Ladybub
I had a Logitech camera system for years. When I got my new Dell 64 bit desktop computer, they wouldn't work. I researched and purchased 2 Foscam F19821W V2 cameras. Watched the install videos and was able to get everything right except the ports. It did take me several days to get everything else the way I wanted it but the ports were confusing me. My tech savy son-in-law helped me with the ports and we had the cameras up and running. I also downloaded and installed Blue Iris. So far, I am very happy. This, from a gramma who considers herself moderately computer literate. I will be adding an outdoor camera to my system soon. (Posted on 1/17/15)
Useful Camera and easy to setup Review by Scott
The interface and setup on this camera is a breeze. I see a lot of people complaining that they have to call tech support to help install their camera and people give the product a overall lower rating. If you don't know the basics of networking, then yes, you may have problems setting this up. Do some research, watch YouTube videos and you won't have to spend forever on the phone waiting for techsupport. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use this product, just properly educated. (Posted on 11/13/14)
Simply put: it works! Review by Muno2
Camera works; App works; iPad App needs a little work. Should be able to turn Alarm on or off, put camera to sleep during private times, and wake camera when sleeping. Would be nice to be able to delete a camera Camera & App was easy to setup on iPad, iPhone, and access via Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4 G outside of Home. Bought my second unit today. (Posted on 9/12/14)
Great Product, Quality Tech Support, but Complicated Software andLong Waits Review by Chris
I purchased this product about a year ago. I am very satisfied with the quality of the product and with the technical support. However, basically a layman with basic computer and IP knowledge cannot set up their products. In addition it will take about 1-2 hours to get this done over the phone for each device. Over the year, I have spent over 6 hours on the phone with tech support. If you call and it says you have a 20 min wait time, expect to spend a minimum of 50 minutes waiting. If it says 10 minutes and you're customer 10, expect about 30 minutes before you speak with someone. While the techs do a good job of getting you set up, it does take a long time. If you don't want the frustrations and hassles I suggest you find a poorer quality device with easier set up and access for the same price. (Posted on 8/16/14)
Needs a little Work Review by Muno2
iPad App needs a little work. Should be able to access presets, turn Alarm on or off, put camera to sleep during private times, and wake camera when sleeping. Would be nice to be able to delete a camera if needed instead of having to delete and reinstall App. Otherwise, App was easy to setup on iPad, iPhone, and access via Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4 G outside of Home. (Posted on 8/8/14)
Great Camera - Great Service Review by JR
I purchased a F19811W V2 directly from Foscam. I called their technical department and Lidiya helped me set it up so it is wireless and can be accessed remotely. Lidiya did a GREAT job ! (Posted on 5/21/14)
CUSTOMER SEVICE Review by jim
this is a great camera love the night vision had a small issue with the pic called foscom and spoke with ALFRED and all that was neede was some update.I would recomend this cam to anyone nice product (Posted on 5/17/14)
Great Camera Review by Peggy
I love this camera, I just ordered another one, I am using them inside my office and work great. I recommend this camera highly. (Posted on 5/13/14)
good and some problems Review by RIchard
I bought one to check home. It take me while to set it up and for some reason didn't want to take my network key so I have to move to different router. Then it worked fine until died. It was showing red screen. So I got the replacement one and same problems with network, wireless so I moved it to wired network. IT worked for some time and then I can connect only through one apps on my phone and that's it. Computer nothing. i guess I have the wrong one, faulty. (Posted on 4/20/14)
Frustrating setup was totally worth it Review by Geoffrey
It was an absolute pain to set up initially (with a few things incorrect in the directions), but once I finally got it, it's been working perfectly ever since! Great picture, good interface, *tons* of features, crazy good night vision. I love it. (Being used as puppy cam/baby monitor) (Posted on 4/4/14)
excellent camera/ fair price Review by teebee1
I had difficulty setting up but got excellent Foscam support. Cameras are excellent day and night. Able to control cameras through Windows laptop, Android cell phone and Android tablet using IP Viewer Basic App recommended by Foscam tech. Email notification works well. (Posted on 3/24/14)
Good but Complicated Product Review by CDubs
This product advertises as plug and play, but it's more like plug and call technical support. Once the product is functioning it is admirably better than competitor products by a long shot. (Posted on 3/24/14)
Excellent camera Review by Terry
Great tech support from Jennifer. Wireless, and it pans with sound and great picture. (Posted on 3/16/14)
Great Camera and Great Customer Support!! Review by LisaH
Fred Jacobs was my customer support today and quickly and efficiently solved my problem (which turned out to be operator error on my part). I even learned more information of operating this camera more efficiently. I am very pleased and will be ordering more of these for our home!! Thank you!! (Posted on 3/14/14)
Good Product; Great Support Review by RTSim
Needed a bit of help getting remote access setup and Michelle at Foscam technical support solved the problem remotely within a couple of minutes of my originating the call. Great camera; super support! (Posted on 2/11/14)
cama work well Review by andy
set up can be difficult Calvin on tech support was helpful (Posted on 1/8/14)
Good camera, software needs improvement Review by GJPA
Video quality is great but found third party control sw works much better than any aps with the Foscam name. Recommend the camera but software needs much improvement. (Posted on 12/26/13)
Nice camera Review by santosh
I like the camera from foscam.us (Posted on 12/20/13)
Recommend with Cams2Me app Review by Jano
It works great with my Cams2Me.net app I got for my iPhone (can use on my iPad too). Get great video and audio feeds plus alerts when want plus recording. Got my app thru Apple Store; together perfect security pkg! itunes.apple.com/us/app/cams2me/id757008976 (Posted on 12/19/13)
very pleased Review by jason
Allen did a great job and was immediately able to help me with getting my camera wireless. nice work (Posted on 12/19/13)
Foscam Support Review Review by baylorfb
Calvin at Foscam Support provided immediate and excellent support to get both of my cams working perfectly!! (Posted on 12/18/13)
Good price - some bugs Review by MH
This video camera works great when at home and on my wi-fi network. I cannot get it to work on my laptop when on another wi-fi network - same for my Android (we use tinyCAM pro). When on 4GLTE the video is very laggy and sometimes doesn't work. When you tell it to move it takes 10 to 60 seconds before it responds (it's immediate when on my home wi-fi network). I can view youtube videos on 4G, why does this LAG so much? We use it as a baby monitor. It used to shut off on me randomly and reboot - which would turn off the audio. I think the latest firmware update fixed that issue because it hasn't happened since then. (Posted on 9/19/13)
Picture not clear can not connect with LiveCams Pro nor Blue Iris App via iphone 4S Review by Nell
Had previous Foscam 9820W that had clear picture but limited angle range and the night vision was not clear at all. Have the new Foscam 9821W with crystal clear night vision on still objects, however the day view is blurry even with the objects being still. When movement occurs, the moving objects are very blurry even on the night vision. The two remote apps Blue Iris and Live Cams Pro stop working. Had not issue with the 9820W. Tech Support attempted to help with the remote for the two apps but to no avail. Overall if the objects were not blurry and were able to access via my Iphone it would be a 5 star product (Posted on 8/24/13)
Good Product Bad software Review by CD87
The product overall is good, I just wished that the software was able to be moved from your primary display onto your secondary display. Also when I put the program in fullscreen mode it takes up my primary monitor. Wished there were a way to make it fullscreen on secondary monitor (Posted on 7/15/13)
Decent Camera Review by David
This camera has many features and is a great deal for the price. The firmware definitely has some bugs and Foscam is very slow to fix them. Simple things such as when you have the camera in mirror/flip mode, the PTZ controls are reversed! Seems like that should be a simple fix...
I found it tricky to get the web interface Live Video to work with Chrome and Firefox on a Mac as well.
The picture is very clear and the IR works great. I just wish they put some more resources into the firmware... (Posted on 6/6/13)
Much better than the clone Review by PATRICK
Originally bought an EasyN clone - it broke after just a couple of days. Ordered this one, it arrived with the latest firmware installed, had no issues, so far it's great (Posted on 4/15/13)
High Quality Review by stevesdigicams
I have owned and used just about every IP camera that has been available for the home consumer and the Foscam FI9821W is the best bang for the buck yet!! I have tried several other "megapixel" resolution cameras and they all pale in comparison to the Foscam. One thing that has been a constant source of irritation is the "windows OS" requirement of virtually every other IP camera that is being sold today. This isn't a problem if you happen to be a windows user (I am not) as I am a very satisfied Linux user and have been for many years now. Before finding the Foscam the only way I was able to use my IP camera was by running windows in a virtual box environment. I am happy to report that I am now viewing my camera via firefox and VLC. I was a little reluctant at the 720p claim of the Foscam at first, but since viewing the stream from this camera I can tell you that it is indeed 720p and the overall image quality is very impressive as is the true color when not in IR mode! Every other camera that I have used that offers zero lux capability also meant that you had to deal with the lousy daytime color but not the Foscam. The 24fps framerate at 720p is very close to real time, especially when direct wired and is also very impressive when wireless with a good 802.11n signal. Hats off to the Foscam people for giving us a high quality yet very affordable and easy to set up camera. (Posted on 4/3/13)
Adroid App that supports 2-way audio Review by Happy
Besides the apps mentioned above, the Pro version of IP Cam Viewer by Robert Chou does support the FI9821W cams 2-way audio features. In fact, it works rather well. I can monitor several cams at the same time, however, audio is only supported 1 cam at a time. You can switch between the cams and the audio works in duplex. (Posted on 3/11/13)
Daylight Savings Time Issue Review by DST Problem
Love this cam. Bought 2. Works well. When first bought, set time via sync with computer. Worked perfectly. But last night, was the Daylight savings time change.
The cam didn't change automatically. So I just clicked for it to sync with computer again, the time changed correcxtly, BUT the timezone jumped 1 timezone ahead. NOT the timezone that is on the computer.
I checked my other cams, 2 Ciscos and they had auto changed. To test, I clicked to sync with computer and those worked perfectly and right time zone as the computer has.
THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED. (Posted on 3/10/13)
Great camera for what is does for the price Review by Sam
I bought the fI8905w a year and half ago, working perfect. I just got the new fI9821w and it is very good with light changes, color in low light and bright sun. Wireless is lacking, I have cable modem 35Mbps down/5+Mbps up to a Belkin 300Mbps wireless router. It still jerks on movement and 720p hd drops at times, drop back to 2meg video and it is fine. I tried cat6 cable and it was very smooth, no problems. still trying to improve the wireless. Internet operation is easy and simple. Like to be able to use it with 64bit Internet Explorer, as the 32bit works heavy on the computer cpu, on a 3gig Intel cpu, 8megs ram. (Posted on 2/26/13)
A lot of bang for the buck! Review by Gadget Guru
Yes there were issues with some apps viewing this cam but, that is because it is a different format then the others. The camera picture during daytime is awsome! The IR seems to be a bit brighter on this camera. (might just be the better quality) I like the firmware on the camera better also. Live cams app worked perfect until their update to 2.4.1. Now you have to mess around with your routers media port. (I down graded back to Live cams pro ver. 2.4 and my camera works perfect again) Just need to make it in a small dome camera. ;) (Posted on 1/24/13)
Great features set / mediocre details Review by CB
It seems this was rushed to the market. The hardware itself is great - good low light and IR performance, nice PTZ feature, wider lens, mic and speaker, 720p HD.
The downside is the polish. The image is a bit soft with the new lens, no audio control whatsoever, browser interface is limited to desktop version of Safari, IE and Firefox, no local or remote FTP video recording support within the app,
Needs a lot of polish. I would have given it 5 stars on both.
I like my Sharx cam in many aspects over this, until they fix the software and firmware issue. (Posted on 1/14/13)
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.
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