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Foscam FI9821EP
Foscam FI9821EP
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Foscam FI9821EP Webcam

$91.89
1MP 1280 X 720 Apr 2015
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Foscam has good reviews for its webcams
Difficult to use
Poor connectivity
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Reviews

Foscam Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Foscam webcams have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 40% of all webcam manufacturers that we have looked at. 84% of those that bought a Foscam webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Performance

Very High Maximum Frame Rate

The FI9821EP has a very high maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to this webcam. The maximum frame rates of comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to this webcam range from 15fps to 60fps.

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Has a Night Mode

The FI9821EP has a night mode. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for more than two years do not have a night mode.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Foscam FI9821EP is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution across all similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to this webcam.

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

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Very Low Megapixel

Full HD webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to this webcam have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel is 4.7MP. With a megapixel of only 1 megapixel, the Foscam FI9821EP has one of the lower megapixels amongst full HD webcams of this age.

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Design

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Foscam FI9821EP has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the Brother NW-1000 ($121.54) which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FI9821EP has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other full HD webcams that have been around for a comparable time to this webcam which do not have a built-in flash.

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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.


Smart TV

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.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers foscam fi9821epblack, foscam 1280x72030fps, 2x fi9821ep
Barcodes 06954836098714

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