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Foscam FI9821EP
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Foscam FI9821EP Webcam

$193.82
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1MP 60fps 1280 X 720 Feb 2015
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
The FI9821EP is the first High Definition Plug and Play Power Over Ethernet indoor IP camera. This is identical to the very popular plug and play FI9821P with the addition of Power Over Ethernet... More
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6 Reasons For

Foscam Webcams Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,097 expert and owner reviews, Foscam has good reviews for its webcams. Foscam also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel webcams compared to other brands.

Has a Motion Detector

The Foscam FI9821EP has a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of this age and type do not have a motion detector.

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Fairly High Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the FI9821EP has a quite high maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the FI9821EP. The average maximum frame rate of comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FI9821EP is 37fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI9821EP has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FI9821EP also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Night Mode

The Foscam FI9821EP has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the FI9821EP do not have a night mode.

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1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This webcam has a resolution at capture speed of 1280x720@30fps, which is the most commonly found resolution at capture speed on webcams that have been available for more than a year.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed it thought it was not easy to setup. Brendan Comerford wrote on Amazon “The product itself is promising although not as easy to set-up port forwarding as claimed” and rated it 60 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Foscam FI9821EP reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. Last year Brendan Comerford scored it 60 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “When delivered I found that it has no WiFi capability” in his review of the Foscam FI9821EP.

Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FI9821EP, the FI9821EP does not feature face tracking.

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Not USB Powered

The FI9821EP is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not USB powered.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most comparable spec webcams that came out around the same time as the FI9821EP are not mac compatibility. The FI9821EP is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

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Only RJ-45 Interface

The Foscam FI9821EP has an RJ-45 interface which is better than the USB interface found on most webcams of a comparable age and type to it.

This webcam's interface (RJ-45) is actually the worst interface amongst all comparable spec webcams that have been around for more than a year.

The best interface across comparable types of webcam is USB 2.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FI9821EP does not have a zoom capability, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the FI9821EP also do not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the FI9821EP, the FI9821EP is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The FI9821EP does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the FI9821EP also do not have a snapshot button.

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Very Narrow Diagonal Field of View

The Foscam FI9821EP has one of the narrower diagonal field of views (only 75 degrees) amongst webcams of this age. Across all the webcams of a similar spec and age to the FI9821EP the diagonal field of views range from 75° to 140°.

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1 Other reason to consider the Foscam FI9821EP

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Foscam webcam was released over two years ago.

Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Night Mode
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Diagonal Field of View
Video Formats Supported
Supported Video Modes
Resolution At Capture Speed
Motion Detector
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Manual
Quantity
Quick Installation Guide

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Blondie
(Verified Purchase)

Item as described, would use again & recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed 7 February 2015 by Brendan Comerford
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this item... it was advertised, I quote, as having "wifi-N capability". I wanted the option of both PoE and WiFi. You can see the image portrayed to have an antenna. When delivered I... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam fi9821, foscam fi9821e, foscam fi9821ep, foscam fi9821epw, foscam fi9821epb, foscam 1280x72030, foscam fi9821epwh, foscam fi9821epbl, foscam fi9821epwhi, foscam fi9821epbla, foscam 1280x72030f, foscam fi9821epblac, foscam 1280x72030fp, foscam fi9821epwhit, foscam fi9821epwhite, foscam fi9821epblack, foscam 1280x72030fps
Barcodes 00854509005284, 06954836095218, 06954836098714, 06954836098813

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