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Foscam FI8910W Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 Sep 2012
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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... More
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16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this webcam rated it as 79%.

Nice Design

Fifteen Foscam FI8910W owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. A.ferry mentioned in their review of this webcam “The camera as a piece of hardware is pretty good” however they rated this webcam 60 out of 100. Aaron said in his Foscam FI8910W review on Amazon “If you're a technical type of person, you will find out how to use it pretty quickly.I'm amazed at the night vision”. Alan Y. wrote “The night time picture is pretty good too” in his review of the Foscam FI8910W and rated the product as very good.

Several people who bought this webcam concluded that it was a good design. Four years ago Andye scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Have always been a fan on Foscam and this new design doesn't disappoint” in their review. Some people who bought it thought it was well designed. Grandy mentioned in their Foscam FI8910W review four years ago “Well designed, records”.

Two Foscam FI8910W owners mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was smooth. Tiago Pereira said on Amazon “The instalation was smooth.” in their review of this webcam. Toimprove wrote four years ago “Free iPhone apps from Foscam is very good, smooth and easy to use” and rated the product 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W was neat. A M Stewart said in their review on Amazon “Neat design with stable base” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W had a good microphone. A. Rose said on Amazon “I have found some decent Android apps that give pan and tilt plus 2 way audio via my mobile phone”. Antoine Camilleri wrote in his review of the Foscam FI8910W three years ago “When using the dedicated application on MAC, iPad, android and PC the sound works fine, yet it does not work well with third party applications” . Finola Carbery mentioned on Amazon “The picture and sound quality are acceptable, range of coverage is also good” in their review of the Foscam FI8910W.

Easy to Use

A few Foscam FI8910W reviewers thought the product was easy to setup. A M Stewart said on Amazon four years ago “It was a bit fiddly to set up - requiring the help of the IT savvy individual”. A. Choy said in their review two years ago “Fairly easy to set up if you know what you're doing” . Four years ago A. Webb mentioned in their review of this webcam “Very easy to set up for use within the home”.

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. A. Rose said five years ago “Dynamic ip sync makes the cameras easy to use without a permanently in pc” in their review. A. Webb said “It is neither intuitive nor easy”. Al mentioned in his Foscam FI8910W review “Sandravery good customer servicecameras are doing the job greata bit slow if you are trying to control remotely from the iphonebut very happy overall” and gave it an excellent rating.

Some Foscam FI8910W owners thought it was easy to use the menus. Grandy mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The image is fantastic even with the better VGA settings”.

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Lenny wrote “I've tried the remote interface, which is OK” in his review. Richard Hawkes rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “I certainly found the interface on this one the easiest to use.”. Richard Hawkes also said “An OK PT IP cam, with a good interface”.

One Foscam FI8910W owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Jacippet said in their review of the Foscam FI8910W on Amazon “Setup requires very careful handling” and scored this webcam 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Eleven people who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Alex Brooks mentioned in his review on Amazon “Amazing app, motors are quiet when moving the lens”. Antoine Camilleri said on Amazon “Panning and tilting is super silent”. D--- scored it 5 stars and wrote “It is very silent while rotating (this can be important if you plan to use it as a baby monitor, in case your baby is sleeping”.

A number of Foscam FI8910W owners who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Mr. P Le Page wrote on Amazon “The ‘click’ when infrared comes on is quite loud”. Five years ago N. Clarke mentioned on Amazon “I found that the IR-Cut filter is quite loud as it comes on”.

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Good Support

Twenty-two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Cb said on Amazon “It's obviously a Chinese company's attempt at writing clear instructions” in their Foscam FI8910W review yet they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. David Chambers mentioned on Amazon “Tilt operations.I attached a lan cable from the camera to my router, followed the quick guide to log it into my network”. Di941 wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “I have received my camera, which arrived quickly! Followed set up instructions”.

One Foscam FI8910W owner concluded that the product had good customer support. Miss Helen Nicola Watts mentioned “One quick call to Foscam customer support and I very quickly got through to a very helpful chap called Danny”.

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Robust

Several Foscam FI8910W owners who purchased this webcam agreed that it was well made. Five years ago A. Rose wrote on Amazon “Built in web server for viewer, settings, ftp, emails” in their review of this webcam and gave the product an excellent review. Three years ago Alex Brooks said “Amazing quality build, amazing quality picture, amazing quality two way audio, easy controls”. In the same month Choccyhobnob mentioned in their Foscam FI8910W review on Amazon “Solid reliable camera, 640x480, acceptable night vision”.

Some customers who bought the product reckoned that it was reliable. Andyh scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this webcam “My 3s cameras are hooked into PIR devices to trigger more reliably and they are much more expensive”. Graham in Surrey Uk wrote on Amazon “This happens repeatedly, every one or two minutes.I can only use this cam reliably in bright sunshine at a resolution of 320x240 (not 640x480 as specified”. Three years ago Opie gave this webcam a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this webcam “Great reliable little camera, easy to set up”.

A few Foscam FI8910W owners reckoned that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Antoine Camilleri wrote “They are large, yet sport premium looks thanks to the rubberised coating and sturdy build quality” and rated the product as excellent. Antoine Camilleri also mentioned “Sturdy IP Camera, also ideal as baby monitor”.

One Foscam FI8910W owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Liam said “The instructions are in broken english due to translation” in their review of this webcam.

One Foscam FI8910W owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Sam Starr rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The IR illumination will reflect off glass, so best get a waterproof outdoor camera if you want nighttime outside surveillance”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. A.ferry said in their review of this webcam “Setting it up for WiFi requires proper attention to the instructions, so don't buy this thinking you can just plug” . Cowbridgeclub wrote in their review of this webcam two years ago “One star for difficulty to load and achieve successful wifi on iPhones”. D. Lloyd wrote in their review on Amazon “When it arrived it was quite easy to setup wireless and lan I thought (compared to others having trouble.”.

A number of customers who purchased the product agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Alan Y. wrote in his review “The picture is clear and the response over the internet is quite good” . Eddy Grabczewski said on Amazon “Accessing the cameras over the Internet was fairly easy too” in his Foscam FI8910W review and rated the product as very good. James Chambers wrote on Amazon “In the end, after learning a great deal about remote internet connectivity from VirginMedia's technical support help line” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had network functionality. Two years ago A. Underwood wrote “Is easily integrated into my network and can be accessed by everything that I throw at it (Win 7 Desk top PC, Win 8 Laptop, Android tablet” and scored it 5 stars. Ph211111 mentioned on Amazon “You need to know a reasonable amount about networking and/or be prepared to follow the manual very closely to make it work” in their review. Stuart Cross scored this webcam 4 stars and he wrote “Background network knowledge useful” in his Foscam FI8910W review.

Six customers mentioned that the Foscam FI8910W had email functionality. Four years ago Andye wrote on Amazon “The feature set, FTP & E-mail for alarms is good”. Graham in Surrey Uk wrote “Email alerts work reliably with it's own built in software”. I Hate Moths wrote in their review on Amazon “Easy email alerts that are completely user controlled”.

Two customers who purchased it thought it was ethernet compatible. Mr. M. R. Lewis said on Amazon “Works great on ethernet connection” in their review of the Foscam FI8910W. The Geezer mentioned on Amazon “Works fine via wired ethernet”.

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Good Technical Features

A few people said that the Foscam FI8910W had good features. Three years ago A. Boran wrote on Amazon “Dropcam software features are better” and scored it 4 stars. Alan Y. wrote in his Foscam FI8910W review also three years ago “The software has the most features when connected to internet explorer” and rated the product as excellent. In the same month Alex Brooks wrote “IPad Mini Retina using the FosCam Pro app which has lots of amazing features” in his review of this webcam.

Good Size

A number of Foscam FI8910W reviewers thought the Foscam FI8910W was good physically. Bean182 mentioned on Amazon “Really easy to physically cable up and obtain wireless connectivity” in their review of this webcam. Forthay gave the Foscam FI8910W a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “First impressions are physically it's very similar to the 31P which feels solidly built” in their review of this webcam.

One customer concluded that the product was good structurally. David Chambers scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Foscam FI8910W “Construction looks and feels high quality”. One person who purchased the product thought it was heavy and bulky.

One Foscam FI8910W owner concluded that the product was a good depth. N. Clarke wrote on Amazon five years ago “When it comes to networks, I'm immediately out of my depth” in their review of the Foscam FI8910W and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact.

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Good Product Quality

Several Foscam FI8910W reviewers who purchased this webcam mentioned that it was good quality. 2bfrank mentioned three years ago “Camera quality is very good” in their review of the Foscam FI8910W. A M Stewart said four years ago “Clear picture and sound quality”. Aaron said in his review of this webcam on Amazon “Very professional!Delivery was good, quality is superb, controllability is quality”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Foscam FI8910W owners reckoned that the Foscam FI8910W produced a good quality image. I Hate Moths wrote in their review on Amazon “Image quality - looks great to me”. Lenny mentioned “Image quality seems decent - 640x480, colour is acceptable for a camera in this price range” in his Foscam FI8910W review and rated it 4 stars. Mr M wrote “Decent image quality; cheap feel to it” in his review of the Foscam FI8910W.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it produced a sharp image. A. Webb gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The picture is bright and crisp, turning to B&W when in InfraRed mode.” in their review of this webcam. Lady Grey wrote “The picture is crisp and clear, in night-vision mode as much as normal mode” in her review.

One Foscam FI8910W reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W produced clear images.

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Foscam Webcams Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,097 user and expert reviews, Foscam has good reviews for its webcams. Foscam also has good reviews specifically within its webcams range compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FI8910W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including because of it's better review score, the Genius WideCam 1050[plb_2631705_price].

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

When compared to other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the viewing angle, horizontal of the Foscam FI8910W of 300 degrees is one of the widest. Webcams of this age and spec have viewing angle, horizontals of between 45° and 300°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 110°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the webcams that have been around for more than two years the viewing angle, verticals range from 34° to 170°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 78°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 120 degrees, the FI8910W has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the FI8910W.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Webcam expert review website clubic.com scored this webcam 68%.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Foscam FI8910W does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FI8910W also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the FI8910W are not USB powered. The FI8910W is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FI8910W do not feature face tracking. The Foscam FI8910W is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most webcams that were launched more than two years ago are not mac compatibility. The Foscam FI8910W is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

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Only 640x480@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This webcam has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps, which is typical of many webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8910W does not have a zoom capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FI8910W also do not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Most similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the FI8910W are not full HD. The Foscam FI8910W is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of a comparable age and type to the FI8910W do not have a night mode. The FI8910W is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the FI8910W do not have a snapshot button. The FI8910W is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Heavy

The average weight of webcams of a similar spec and age to the FI8910W is 180g, and the weights range from 16g to 840g. The FI8910W is quite heavy (348 grams) compared to most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the FI8910W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Foscam FI8910W

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Foscam webcam was released.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the FI8910W has a pretty average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the FI8910W.

There are a number of alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Genius WideCam 1050[plb_2631705_price].

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FI8910W 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
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Resolution At Capture Speed
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
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens System
Minimum Processor
Internal Memory
Speakers and Microphone
Viewing Angle
Wi-Fi
Security Algorithms
Night Vision
Frequency Range
Maximum Internal Memory
Data Compression

Expert Reviews

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21 March 2014

La Foscam FI8910W est, à une soixantaine d'euros, un modèle de caméra IP motorisée tout à fait équilibré. Son plus gros défaut, c'est de se limiter à une résolution de 640 x 480 pixels....

Oprations ractives pas de latence
Bonne dtection
Motorise fonctionnalits
DDNS cl en main prix
Gemakkelijke installatie
Rsolution faible
Interface Web suranne
FTP limit aux photos
Pas de liaison alarme externe
Configuratie van externe toegang, als je UPnP niet kunt of wilt gebruiken, vergt (technische) kennis van je router
20 July 2013

Zoek je een IP-camera voor een leuke prijs? Dan zou ik deze zeker aanraden. Hij biedt de belangrijkste features (wifi-verbinding + IR) en is compatible met zowel Android- als iOS-devices....

User Reviews

(352)
Reviewed 23 March 2013 by Big_G
Big_G would recommend the Foscam FI8910W

First of all I'm sick of seeing fake five star reviews on Amazon with those telling how great the quality is. You just don't know what level of experience these people have. This camera overall is... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2015 by William D.
(Verified Purchase)

If you're in the market for a SSD, look no further than the Samsung 850 Pro...

Reviewed 30 November 2012 by Spencer F.

The following instructions are copied from R. Tickle "RATickle" (North Jersey) on a competitor's website. I edited and added some items. 1) Do NOT install the software on the CD. 2) Connect the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Gregory P.
(Verified Purchase)

Higher resolution, power over ethernet, or longer power cord option would be nice...

Reviewed 27 February 2012 by Newby
Newby would recommend the Foscam FI8910W (Verified Purchase)

I think I did something right in the process of selecting the right camera for my house. Criteria included: 1-Cheap, 2-Can set it myself, 3-No need of expensive softare, 4-Wireless, 5-Can watch it... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam fi8910, foscam fi8910w, foscam fi8910ws, foscam fi8910wsc, foscam fi8910wsch, foscam fi8910wschw, foscam fi8910wschwa, foscam fi8910wschwar, foscam fi8910wschwarz
Barcodes 00045445395472, 00045445395519, 00700621849346, 00798304198157, 00799872873279, 00859365003016, 00859365003344, 06952848619361, 06952848635958, 06952848660417, 06952848660424, 06952848661445, 06954836091005, 06954836091012, 06958446320722, 07197200227481

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