Foscam FI9821EP
Foscam FI9821EP
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Foscam FI9821EP

A fully featured full HD built-in microphone webcam
Yes Yes 1MP 1280 X 720 Pixels Apr 2015
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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Desiree Home Ltd
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Foscam FI9821EP Review

With mediocre features, we have ranked the Foscam FI9821EP number 46 across all webcams.
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Why Has it Scored 15?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better webcams are available. View the latest webcams 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Has a night mode
Very low megapixel

Should You Buy it Now?

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Foscam FI9821EP In-Depth Analysis


Foscam Has Very Good Reviews for Its Webcams

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

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.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

We checked 60 webcams and they range in price from $5 to $375. We think that this webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Foscam FI9821EP of £84.99 ($84.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $14.24.

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Very Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of webcams is 0.3MP, the highest is 20MP, and the average megapixel is 3.2MP. With a megapixel of only 1 megapixel, the FI9821EP has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other webcams.

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Has a Night Mode

The FI9821EP has a night mode, as do most of the other webcams.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Foscam FI9821EP has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other webcams which do not have a built-in flash.

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Full HD

The FI9821EP is full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams are not full HD.

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Quite High Maximum Frame Rate

The Foscam FI9821EP has a very high maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams. Across all the webcams the maximum frame rates range from 15fps to 120fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 32fps.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Foscam released the FI9821EP in April 2015.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2x fi9821ep
Barcodes 06954836098714, 06954836098813