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Foscam FI8909W Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 Sep 2012
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
The Foscam FI8909W-NA Wireless IP Camera features high quality video and audio, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision as well as a built in network video recording system. In... More
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This webcam received an expert rating of 88% from toptenreviews.com. If all the webcams of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Foscam webcam is in the top 6%.

Average User Reviews

On average, FI8909W owners rated this webcam 71 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Foscam FI8909W reviewer who purchased the product thought it performed as expected. Four years ago R W Woodall scored it very highly and said “A first class product that does exactly what it says on the box” in their Foscam FI8909W review.

One person who bought the Foscam FI8909W concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Trev-R rated the Foscam FI8909W 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Click Settings then Advanced Settings4” in their Foscam FI8909W review.

One person who purchased this webcam reckoned that it was easy to setup. Trev-R mentioned “It costs $20 a year and will allow you to setup an easy to remember name for your camera in the form of a web address” in their Foscam FI8909W review.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable. Chris mentioned on Amazon “It does a fantastic reliable job” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Trev-R said “If you need a reliable way to access your camera remotely then you will need to sign up for a service such as DynPro at dyn” in their review of the Foscam FI8909W and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had good features. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote “It offers some advantageous features ideal for lightweight monitoring” .

Good Size

One Foscam FI8909W owner wrote that it was lightweight.

Good Brand

We checked 1,096 user and expert reviews for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Foscam has good reviews specifically for its webcams.

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Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Foscam FI8909W mentioned that it was good quality.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FI8909W, the Foscam FI8909W has a built-in microphone.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including because of it's better review score, the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person who reviewed it thought it was not wifi compatible. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote in their Foscam FI8909W review “While it may not be the best wireless camera we came across”.

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the product thought it did not have good technical guidance. Marky wrote in their review “Poor ip cameras - difficult to, setup and instructions not clear enough by a long way” and scored the product 2 stars.

Poor Picture Quality

One person mentioned that the Foscam FI8909W did not have good colour saturation. Three years ago Thepluck wrote in their review “Does as advertised not a s good as other models colours a bit washed out” but in spite of that they still scored the Foscam FI8909W 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The FI8909W does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the FI8909W also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The FI8909W is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams of this age and type are also not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth considering include the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The FI8909W does not feature face tracking. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price].

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Not Mac Compatibility

The FI8909W is not mac compatibility, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth considering include the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Foscam FI8909W does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might want to look at including the CC3000e[pl_2313340_price], the C930e + H820e[pl_1590639_price], or the BCC950[pl_1563719_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8909W, the FI8909W is not full HD.

If you want a webcam that is full HD then you might also want to consider the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FI8909W does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8909W also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The FI8909W does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago also do not have a snapshot button.

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Heavy

At 250 grams, the FI8909W is fairly heavy compared to most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FI8909W. The lightest webcam that has been available for around the same time as the FI8909W is 16g heavy and the heaviest is 840g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Foscam FI8909W

Released Over Four Years Ago

Foscam released the FI8909W over four years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the FI8909W has a relatively typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the FI8909W.

Alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price].

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Foscam FI8909W has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Minimum Illumination
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour of Product
Certification
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Wireless Standard
Lens System
Internal Memory
Speakers and Microphone
Viewing Angle
Wi-Fi
Security Algorithms
Night Vision

Expert Reviews

(1)

This is a low-cost, easy-to-use camera suitable for casual home users...

It offers decent output and beneficial, informative customer support options
It does not support WirelessN, the newest network standard for highspeed WiFi

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 23 January 2013 by Trev-R

If you are a BT Homehub user you most probably will not be able to access the software to setup the camera via the included disc. Instead this is how I got access 1. Plug camera into Homehub and... Read more…

Reviewed 13 January 2014 by Fannyadams
(Verified Purchase)

The camera arrived on time and was well packed and when opened appeared to be a quality product. However the camera would not connect wirelessly even with advice from Foscam UK. I tried all the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2013 by Bridget
(Verified Purchase)

I am sure the the correct model for UK will be fine, however,our TV (supplied by ALB Computer Germany) was a Continental model designed for use in Germany,Austria and Switzerland. It could not... Read more…

It has been working after many early headaches. Dual AG modes are present
Small form factor
None, other than it had bad enough documentation that I didn't ever completely connect it to my phone
It works
Connected to my phone quickly and is very easy to operate. Everything synced within seconds. Reacts quickly to touch, no lag what-so-ever. I can even activate my phone camera and take pictures without
Software doesn't handle system standby well. Receives very low signal level. Slow throughput. A mode isn't faster than G in my all Linksys environment at a range of 25 feet. Very disappointing
Loses connection, slow throughput, unreliable
Application was not in Playstore, and warnings popped up about the site where the application was stored. I suspect it had malware, so I disconnected it, and will not use this device
Not exactly what i expected but it does work so i can't complain
The only thing that I can see so far is that you have to stay fairly close to your phone to use the call features, but it's not that bad. Was hoping for a little more distance, but still very good for
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by BeccA*Star
(Verified Purchase)

Was a good little camera - but it needs screwing down so that was pretty awkward as it was for indoor use!

(Verified Purchase)

Second Foscam purchased. I don't use the interface onboard or its webserver directly instead relying on third partys to grab the imagary through them which saves me from the problematic... Read more…

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