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Foscam FI8918W

$67.99
toptenreviews.com Gold
An award winning and fully featured built-in microphone webcam
No Yes 640 X 480 Pixels No Sep 2012
Full HD Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
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Foscam FI8918W Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Foscam FI8918W number 41 across all webcams.
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458 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has very good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 63% of buyers recommending this webcam to others.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2017.
This Foscam webcam has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in microphone
Features night vision
Does not have a zoom capability
Does not have a photo feature

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $26.19 on eBay 43 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 65% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Foscam FI8918W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Foscam webcam was given a "Gold" award by review site Toptenreviews.com who concluded that this webcam was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Foscam webcam is 84 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including tweakers.net and toptenreviews.com. This means that webcam experts think this webcam is one of the better webcams.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this webcam rated this webcam 80% on average. 73 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars and 63% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Reasonably Priced

49 people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Poor Picture Quality

Five people said in their reviews that the product did not have good colour saturation and two people who reviewed it said that it produced a good quality image.

Robust

12 people thought it was well made and two people who reviewed the product thought it was reliable.

Excellent Design

Six people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Foscam Webcams Have Very Good Reviews

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

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners agreed that it was quiet.

  • The slightly rubberised black finish is unobtrusive and the motors are pretty quiet so it doesn't really stand out…
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • They are so silent they don't hear or notice them when they are moved! So that was great…
    Julie (Amazon) - March 2015

Excellent Connectivity

Three people said in their reviews that this webcam had email functionality.

  • Email alerts are a nice feature.
    Geordio (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Setup is fairly straightforward unless you want email notifications for alarms, then its a little difficult…
    Dave (Walmart.com) - November 2015
  • After look at a few web site found [.] which gives you a free email address with the settings that are needed for the camera…
    Manoj Datta (Amazon) - October 2012

Helpful Technical Guidance

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

  • The instruction is not written properly either…
    Ken (Amazon) - December 2014
  • The instruction manual is too detailed in parts so can be confusing…
  • Getting to wireless was a bit difficult, as the instructions were not very clear…
    Viv (Amazon) - December 2011
  • The instructions were ok.
  • This one was delivered the next day after ordering and was simple to set up with good instructions…
  • Finally have it all up and running - it should not be difficult if the instructions were a little clearer…
    DC (Amazon) - February 2013

Excellent Product Quality

24 owners thought the product was good quality.

Good Sound Quality

Two people who bought it concluded that it had a good microphone.

Superior Technical Features

Six customers reckoned that it had good features.

  • Being able to remotely move it and to speak and listen are great features…
    G. North (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Most competition are much more expensive for similar features…
    HMTVALADAS (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Great features for the price…
    HC (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Great cameras for the price with impressive features…
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for £50? If you want lots of fancy features then buy a camera that has them instead of expecting to get them on the cheapest camera on the market…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Has all the features needed to set up home security…
  • It really is an incredible range of features for the price…
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • So it looks smart, has a huge range of features.
    LMD (Amazon) - March 2013
  • To all those people making negative comments and complaining about lack of features, what do you expect for…
    Artuk (Amazon) - November 2014

Easy to Use

17 people who reviewed it said that it was easy to setup, two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.


Features

Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Foscam FI8918W does not have a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams which have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Photo Feature

The FI8918W does not have a photo feature, unlike most of the other webcams which have a photo feature.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The FI8918W does not have an auto focus, unlike most of the other webcams which have an auto focus.

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Not Full HD

The Foscam FI8918W is not full HD. Most of the other webcams are also not full HD.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the FI8918W is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all webcams.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across similar types of webcam.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI8918W has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams.

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Features Night Vision

The FI8918W features night vision, as do most of the other webcams.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since September 2012.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $42 (61%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Foscam FI8918W of £52.99 ($52.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $15.00.

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