Review of Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision
$84.95 - $99.99Price Range
Reviewed on: July 27, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Foscam FI8910W features high quality video and audio, wireless N connectivity, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision, embedded IR-Cut filter as well as a built in network video recording system. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (iPhone, Android & Blackberry) as well as viewable over the internet using standard web-browsers. The camera functions well as an iPhone baby monitor or as part of a home or office security system with remote internet monitoring ability.
The FI8910W distinguishes itself with an embedded IR-Cut filter providing enhanced picture and color quality. The IR-Cut filter automatically adjusts the lighting exposure via mechanical filter to provide true and accurately colored images that are not washed out. In addition, the FI8910W has an upgraded and higher quality external housing as well as an included 2 year extended warranty.
Some buyers found this IP camera hard to install and setup as it requires the knowledge of networking. The software seems to be substandard and many features do not work on Mac computers. A few reviewers also complained about poor technical support from the company.
Overall, Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision is a perfect IP cam for nearly any home use - surveillance, keeping an eye on your kids, your pets, or your cars - and just as important, it's extremely affordable.
Review Group #: 1
To set up and connect to router follow instructions or video • Setup instructions can be hard to follow for some users • Infrared works impressively well in total darkness and has a good range
Review Group #: 2
IR works well • Audio works well • Good picture quality • Good color and night vision • Sometimes the two way audio doesn't work • Doesn't work remotely • Pan/Tilt works fine • Good product if you can get it to work • Poor technical support
Review Group #: 3
Well-made camera • Works well on LAN network • Software is substandard • Software does not support more than one camera via static IP address • Foscam should update firmware for MAC users as few features do not work on MAC • Does not send e-mail on 'reboot' or external IP address change
Review Group #: 4
Easy to set up for experienced users • Great price • Good video quality • Two way audio works well in a limited range • Some people use it as baby monitor • Using it as baby monitor may not be good idea • Has a built-in streaming server • IR lights allow monitoring the room in the dark • Motion detection works well
Review Group #: 5
Foscam IP camera can be accessed remotely over internet • Wireless router needs to be configured for port forwarding • Needs time and networking knowledge to setup with home network
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.20 stars from 2741 reviews.