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Foscam FI8910W Webcam

$51.99
640 X 480 Sep 2012
Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Good value for money
Average expert reviews
Does not have good technical guidance
233 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

FI8910W owners on average rated this webcam 79%. 107 reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 812 expert and owner reviews (including 168 verified purchases) for Foscam webcams and found that on average Foscam has good ratings. We also found that Foscam has good ratings specifically for its webcams. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website clubic.com scored this webcam 68 out of 100.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Five owners who reviewed it thought it had email functionality. Skip mentioned in their review of this webcam “Easy setup including wireless, email alarm and remote viewing on your iPhone” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Four years ago Andye mentioned in their review of this webcam “The feature set, FTP & E-mail for alarms is good”. Thomas Cambrensis scored it 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Post scriptum - June 2014 - finally cracked the problem through persistence, trial and error - it simply didn't like the e-mail address I was using to send images”.

One customer considered that this webcam had a good signal strength.

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Produced a Good Quality Image

Seven owners who reviewed the Foscam FI8910W thought it produced a good quality image. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this webcam “Good tiltswivel range, acceptable image quality for a surveillance camera” nonetheless they gave it a score of 1 stars. Nelsonbhz wrote in their review of this webcam on Bhphotovideo.com “Good image quality, nice features”. Valm wrote in their review of this webcam on Bhphotovideo.com “Second disappointment is the image quality” but despite that they only scored the product 3 stars.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this webcam produced a sharp image. Peter W. said in his review of this webcam “Focusing is focus free --anything from 2 foot out is reasonably sharp” . Jay wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “They give a nice sharp picture of a completely black room, which is really great piece of mind with the little ones”.

One customer concluded that this webcam produced clear images.

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Good Microphone

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that this webcam had a good microphone. Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “2-way audio works just fine with push to talk from a Droid using 3rd party app”. Brian said on Bhphotovideo.com “The picture and audio are very satisfactory” in his review of this webcam. A Wade said on Bhphotovideo.com “The remote pan and tilt allow me to find my 3yo if she's out of her bed and the two-way audio is great for getting her back in bed”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who bought it thought it was a good size. Dan mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This is a security vulnerability of great proportions” and rated the Foscam FI8910W 6 stars. One owner said in their reviews that this webcam was heavy and bulky. Viven44 said on Bhphotovideo.com “They are quite bulky” in their review of this webcam.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. Three years ago Tlamguy rated this webcam 6 stars and said “Nice construction and fairly easy to set up”.

One person concluded that it was compact.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight owners who bought this webcam reckoned that it was quiet. Four years ago Day_men said on Bhphotovideo.com “Pan and tilt function is extremely silent”. Day_men also wrote “I prefer if click be much quiet or has some adjustable delay or adjustable sensetive operating level” in their review. Antoine Camilleri wrote “Panning and tilting is super silent” and scored it 8 stars.


Design

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI8910W has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Logitech C510 ($20), the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD, and the HP 1300 is also worth considering.

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Well Made

Eleven customers agreed that the product was well made. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their Foscam FI8910W review “This newest model Foscam has a solid look and feel” however despite that they rated this webcam 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Surprisingly good Night pictures with the built in LED's” in their review. Also four years ago Big 'g' gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Setting up these cameras was a real pain and I've built many computers” in their review of this webcam.

Five people who reviewed this webcam wrote that it was reliable. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “These are some of the best hard drives in terms of reliability and speed that you can buy”. Graham in Surrey Uk wrote in his review of this webcam “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” and rated it 5 stars. Three years ago Thomas Cambrensis said on Amazon “Com) and lo and behold it works reliably” and scored it 6 stars.

Two customers considered that this webcam was strong and durable. Antoine Camilleri scored it 7 stars and he wrote “Sturdy IP Camera, also ideal as baby monitor”.

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Good Looking

Nine people who purchased this webcam wrote that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Picture is pretty decent”. Ddoubleup said in their review of this webcam three years ago “I am pretty computer savvy so it was pretty easy for me”. Valm wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “In conclusion, this camera is a good idea in a good looking package.”.

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Four years ago Russo said “It is a nice design, though somewhat larger than I had expected” in their Foscam FI8910W review and gave it a score of 6 stars. Grandy said on Amazon “Well designed, records” and rated the product 7 stars. Andye mentioned on Amazon “Have always been a fan on Foscam and this new design doesn't disappoint”.

Three customers who reviewed this webcam concluded that it was smooth. Bhphotovideo.com said four years ago “The setting is smooth” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100. In the same month Toimprove gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote “Free iPhone apps from Foscam is very good, smooth and easy to use” in their Foscam FI8910W review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Ddoubleup wrote in their review of this webcam on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “For it's price it is a pretty neat tool”.

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Good Quality

Fourty-eight owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Hardware Quality” in their review of the Foscam FI8910W. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Has a built in IR-Cut Filter which makes a huge difference in the quality of the picture” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Picture quality, especially in nightmode is better than the other cameras i have” in their review.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was inferior quality. M. Bertoncin said in their Foscam FI8910W review “The power plug is so flimsy and of such a bad quality that if you sneeze nearby it will fall off”. M. Bertoncin also wrote “Unreliable, bad quality” in their review.

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Easy to Setup

Thirty-eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “These were a breeze to set up” but in spite of that they only rated the Foscam FI8910W 18.8 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Very easy to setup and easy use with the Foscam Pro app” in their review. Five years ago Calvin gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said in his review of the Foscam FI8910W on Bhphotovideo.com “This Camera was so easy to set up and use and the picture quality was fantastic”.

Fifteen people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said “Remote Control Via Ios” in their Foscam FI8910W review. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Easy To Use After Setup” in their review. Fred gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said on Bhphotovideo.com “No frills, basic IP camera, easy to setup, easy to use, decent video”.

Four customers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this webcam “Adjustable Settings”. Spencer F. mentioned five years ago “Go to 'Device Management' > 'Basic Network Settings' and IMMEDIATELY turn OFF the DHCP” in his Foscam FI8910W review. Four years ago Grandy mentioned on Amazon “The image is fantastic even with the better VGA settings” in their Foscam FI8910W review and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “The web interface”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Completely browser-based interface (no additional software needed” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Jacippet mentioned “Setup requires very careful handling”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Foscam FI8910W does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other Features

Features Night Vision

The FI8910W features night vision. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as this webcam also feature night vision.

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Features

Good Features

Fourteen people said in their reviews that the Foscam FI8910W had good features. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Inexpensive price; feature set decent for a camera at this price point” in their Foscam FI8910W review nonetheless they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Seems to have plenty of features for basic level user” in their review. Bill mentioned in his Foscam FI8910W review on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera has a lot of features”.


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Thirteen customers who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Foscam FI8910W review “Lousy instructions” . Dan wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The biggest problem is that the manual (and many internet sites) encourage you to enable external remote access to the camera by enabling port-forwarding to the camera's HTTP server” in his review of this webcam. Reed said “Instruction manual a bit confusing”.


Performance

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8910W does not have a photo feature, unlike most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to this webcam.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI8910W does not have a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams that are a similar age to this webcam.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Tenda C30, or the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema ($53.51) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8910W does not have an auto focus, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an auto focus.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00045445395472, 00045445395519, 00798304198157, 00799872873279, 00859365003016, 00859365003344, 06952848619361, 06952848635958, 06952848660417, 06952848660424, 06952848661445, 06954836091005, 06954836091012, 06958446320722, 07197200227481

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