Foscam FI8904W Outdoor Wireless IP Camera
- Product Review (submitted on July 3, 2011):
I read through the majority of the reviews on this camera. There certainly are mixed reviews on quality and functionality. I decided to get one of these and test it out for myself. I also had to actually read through all the instructions for setup. I highly recommend spending some time on youtube watching the setup videos. I've had this camera now for several weeks and tweaked every possible setting to get a good feel of the real capabilities. My conclusion, the camera works well for a $100 IR camera.
Comparing most of the reviews, I have a few things to comment on with regard to most of the negative comments about this camera. The web interface does need work. It's a bit glitchy and I'd like it do have a few other features, but everything seems to do exactly what I need it to do. The night vision is as good as any IR camera out there at this price point. I've seen complaints about the quality of the IR with regard to distance and degree angle. The colors are a bit off because of the IR filter. It's a $100 camera. For what I paid for it, I love it. I've installed $500 cameras on jobs. Those camera were certainly better in quality, and performance. However, this camera has all the same features. In my opinion, it's well worth it. Set your expectations appropriately. Again, it's a $100 camera. Don't expect $500 performance.
I'll be installing 5 more.