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Foscam FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White)

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Product Highlights

  • ¼" Color CMOS Image Sensor
  • MJPEG Format / Resolution of 640 x 480
  • Minimum Illumination of 0.5 lux
  • 11 IR LEDs Effective up to 26' (8m)
  • Compatible with Smartphone
  • Multi-level Password Protection
  • 2-Way Audio Communication
  • Motion Detection
  • Easy to Use and User-Friendly Interface
  • WiFi Compliant
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The FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White) offers features such as high-quality video and audio, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, and night-vision. With ¼" color CMOS image sensor delivers clear images in MJPEG format at a resolution of 640 x 480. A minimum illumination of 0.5 lux makes the camera suitable for low-light surveillance. With 11 IR LEDs effective up to 26' (8m), the camera can capture clear images even in complete darkness.

Compatibility with smartphone (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry) enables you to view real-time videos over the internet using the standard safari browser. The Wireless IP Camera supports 300° pan angle and 120° tilt angle. With the remote internet monitoring ability, the camera functions as an iPhone baby monitor or as part of a home or office security system. In addition, the 2-way audio communication enables you to communicate with the visitors from the operator's base station.

Motion detection triggers an alarm when motion is detected in a designated portion of the video display. You can also receive email notifications when motion is detected or upload pre and post alarm snapshots via FTP. Easy to use and user-friendly interface make operations and control of various functions quick and easy. The Wireless IP Camera supports multi-level password protection to prevent unauthorized use. In addition, the camera ensures secure WiFi network through WEP & WPA Encryption.

1/4" color CMOS image sensor
Delivers clear images in MJPEG format at a resolution of 640 x 480
Minimum illumination of 0.5 lux makes the camera suitable for low-light surveillance
Audio quality is improved, there will be no noise when speaking into the camera
Allows for remote viewing & recording over LAN or the internet through PC and mobile devices (including iphone)
11 IR LEDs effective up to 26' (8m)
IR lights can be turned off manually from the software
Compatibility with smartphone (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry) enables you to view real-time videos over the internet using the standard safari browser
Remote Pan/Tilt control (Pan:270deg& Tilt:120deg)
2-way audio communication - communicate with the visitors from the operator's base station
Motion detection triggers an alarm when motion is detected in a designated portion of the video display
Receive email notifications when motion is detected or upload pre and post alarm snapshots via FTP
Supports multi-level password protection to prevent unauthorized use
Ensures secure WiFi network through WEP & WPA Encryption
WPA2 Encryption Supported
Simple to setup with a friendly graphical interface
Supports Dynamic IP Addresses
Built-in network video recording system
Has multi-level user management system with password protection
Audio input jack which can be used with an external microphone
Image Sensor 1/4" Color CMOS Sensor
Display Resolution 640 x 480 Pixels (300k Pixels)
Lens f: 3.6mm, F:2.4 (IR Lens)
Minimum Illumination 0.5 lux
Lens Type Glass Lens
Viewing Angle 67°
Input Built-in Microphone
Output Built-in Speaker
Audio Compression ADPCM
Image Compression MJPEG
Frame Rate 15 fps(VGA), 30 fps (QVGA)
Frequency 50Hz, 60Hz or Outdoor
Video Parameters Brightness, Contrast
Ethernet One 10/100 MBPS RJ - 45
Data Rate 802.11 b/g: 11 MBPS (max), 802.11g: 54MBPS (max)
Pan Angle 300°ree;
Tilt Angle 120°ree
IR LED 11 IR, LEDs, Night visibility upto 26' (8m)
Operating Temperature 14°ree; - 140°ree;F (-10°ree; - 60°ree;C)
Storage Humidity 0 - 90% non-condensing
Browser Compatibility IE 6.0, IE 7.0, Firefox, Iphone Safari (no sound), and most other standard browsers
Color White
Dimensions 7.87 x 4.88 x 7.4" (200 x 124 x 189 mm)
Weight .92 lb (418g)
Foscam FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White)
  • WiFi Antenna
  • User Manual
  • Installation CD
  • Mounting Bracket
  • DC Power Supply 5V
  • Network Cable
  • 1-year Warranty
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    FOSCAMFI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good in low light (27)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Great picture quality (14)
    • Image stabilization (8)
    • Compact (7)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (6)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (10)
    • Safety (7)
    • Deterrent (4)
    • Security (4)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (26), Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Enthusiast (5), Professional (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth every penny

    I use it as a baby monitor and have instant access through my iPhone using a 99c app for IP Cameras. Plan on adding on a few more around the house to keep an...Read complete review

    I use it as a baby monitor and have instant access through my iPhone using a 99c app for IP Cameras. Plan on adding on a few more around the house to keep an eye on the property, and the cool thing is that you can control up to 9 cameras from the same web viewer.

    Outstanding night vision, and very easy to install. Quick response on the PTZ controls and the talk-back feature is very cool too - besides a microphone, the camera has a built-in speaker.
    The PTZ angles as well as the lenses give you a very wide view so you can cover more area than the other cameras. Cost benefit 100%.

    It also comes with a bracket if you decide to mount it on the wall. The camera is very light, I used 3M double-sided tape (Command), three pieces did the trick and my camera is mounted on the top corner of my toddler's room – that way you don't have to drill holes on the wall.

    I deeply regret paying 250 bucks for a Linksys/Cisco WVC210 last year.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK So Far

    Be ready for limited help from Foscam in understanding how to set everything up. Internet searches will provide some great information.

    The camera works once you give up on Foscam's...Read complete review

    Be ready for limited help from Foscam in understanding how to set everything up. Internet searches will provide some great information.

    The camera works once you give up on Foscam's "instructions" and look things up on the internet.

    For its price, it is a great little product.

    What to watch for: many people have discovered that they cannot set up internet connectivity using a computer on the same network as the camera. I never could find out the why of that, but knowing this can save you a lot of frustration. I used a smart phone connected via cell data.

    For some reason, the camera would not work via the internet when it was wireless. It would work via the internet when wired. I have not found an answer to this -- it may be my older router that's causing the problem since I don't see other owners having that problem.

    I use the camera in a huge window at the front of the house where I can pan outside to the front of the house and inside to the living room. This is where the ability to turn off the IR is great, as it will glare when the camera is close to glass.

    There's a "gotcha" on the sound. It works "out of the box" if your browser is IE. Thankfully, there's a VLC plugin for Firefox. As for apps, few, if any, really work with the sound from the camera. Foscam's own app does not support sound.

    After trying several apps I found Foscam Surveillance Pro to be the best for what I needed. It has native support for this camera.

    As for a baby monitor, I would think it was appropriate only when using software that supports sound from the camera.

    Reviewed by 48 customers

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    5.0

    Work good, cheap.

    By Ipster

    from Ontario, canada

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Safety

      Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

      The best working cheap wireless camera that work on iphone.
      Just need to follow the instruction.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      great for the value

      By Mario

      from Argentina

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Discreet
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Early Warning
        • Recording
        • Safety

        Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

        i use it every day in a different place,is easy to instale

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Worth every penny

        By Rico

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Cost Benefit
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Safety

          Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

          I use it as a baby monitor and have instant access through my iPhone using a 99c app for IP Cameras. Plan on adding on a few more around the house to keep an eye on the property, and the cool thing is that you can control up to 9 cameras from the same web viewer.

          Outstanding night vision, and very easy to install. Quick response on the PTZ controls and the talk-back feature is very cool too - besides a microphone, the camera has a built-in speaker.
          The PTZ angles as well as the lenses give you a very wide view so you can cover more area than the other cameras. Cost benefit 100%.

          It also comes with a bracket if you decide to mount it on the wall. The camera is very light, I used 3M double-sided tape (Command), three pieces did the trick and my camera is mounted on the top corner of my toddler's room – that way you don't have to drill holes on the wall.

          I deeply regret paying 250 bucks for a Linksys/Cisco WVC210 last year.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          2.0

          Save time go with the new model.

          By rmhoutz

          from Lexington KY

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

          • Faulty

          Best Uses

          • Deterrent

          Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

          I had this model for just one day when I requested a RMA. It may have just been a defective model but the audio was terrible. It worked in every other way. The IR for night viewing worked great. I just wanted it to work with 2 way audio as advertised. If your only planning to use the cam for viewing it's not a bad option. For 10 more dollars I would just go with the FI8910W just incase you ever want to use the 2 way audio.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Not perfect, but a great deal

          By Tai

          from Rockville, MD

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                I love the pan and tilt capabilities as I get a great full view of the area I'm monitoring. The video gets a little wonky when it's bright outside (there is a window in the field of view of the camera) and anything near the window gets completely washed out. I supposed I could just move the camera, but still...

                It's a bit slow when viewing over the internet - the video is very choppy and the pan/tilt is difficult to fine tune - but it's a security camera and I guess that's to be expected. The directions that come with the unit for setup are less than amazing, but with a little diligence it all becomes apparent.

                Mounting the camera itself is a breeze, though I wish there were another option for power cables as I now have to run extension cords up the wall (which obviously looks a little less than professional).

                Overall they are great little cameras, and the functionality and great price make them very attractive.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                2.0

                Not plug and play

                By LK

                from New York, NY

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate

                Cons

                • Difficult To Set Up

                Best Uses

                • Deterrent

                Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                We found this product too difficult to set up to be used as a baby monitor- I live the idea of a ip camera that can be used on any browser, but it has to be easy to set up for parents to have any confidence that it will usefull in this way. We decided not to use the product for now and get a traditional wireless baby monitor system. If you have the time this may work for you but it will require some work.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Outstanding camera for the price

                By Rogefr

                from NYS

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Sensitive

                Cons

                • Conspicuous

                Best Uses

                • Deterrent
                • Early Warning
                • Recording
                • Safety

                Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                I have four of these cameras. They are great. The only problem I have is sometimes they will move on their own. Easy to setup if you use wifi. If you use a website, it's much more difficult.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Great Price

                By Nicholasdk

                from South Africa

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Discreet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pets

                  Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                  Great price for a functional IP camera. I use mine at home to check up on our pet. The rotating head with night view is brilliant. Setup was a bit of a pain & I needed to sign up for a paid secondary service to get the camera to work remotely on my dynamic ip. Once all that is done it's definitely one of the better cameras on the market for the casual user. The iPad App works perfectly.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice camera for the price

                  By Terry

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 2 Way Audio
                  • Cost
                  • WiFi Enabled

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                      Took a while for me to figure out the setup but once I did everything is good. I have the camera set up to monitor my house and its works with my iPhone app as well.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Amazing for the price

                      By Pete

                      from Williston Park NY

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Safety

                        Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                        Easy install, great picture and motion feature.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Simply amazing for the money

                        By Pete

                        from Williston Park NY.

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Safety

                          Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                          Use from Iphone, easy set up, great picture.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By gonzaloseg

                          from Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Cheap
                          • Compact
                          • Discreet
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Sensitive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                              is cheap for the benefits you have, installed over 60 cameras of this model and never had any problems

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Very Cool for a Great Price

                              By McTrigger

                              from Akron, Ohio

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Deterrent
                                  • Recording
                                  • Safety

                                  Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                  Your going to have to get instruction for setup off internet and youtube. Once you understand, easy to setup- bought a second camera. Driod app. works quicker and easier than laptop to view cameras while away from the house.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what I wanted... AND MORE!!!

                                  By BIG-ICP1

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Tons of features

                                  Cons

                                  • "OK" motion detection
                                  • Slow to record alarm
                                  • Technical setup

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Monitoring
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Intercom
                                  • Security

                                  Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                  Wow. I was not expecting so many features in an IP camera @ this price point. 2-way audio, motion detection alarm & recording, multiple camera support, FTP capabilities, e-mail (SMTP) capability, multiple user support, IM support, motion detection scheduling.
                                  I bought this to keep an eye (& ear) on my teenagers while @ work. It fits the bill perfectly. I can check to see if chores were done, even talk to them via the camera. I have accounts set up for both my wife and myself. There are even multiple compatible smart phone apps for viewing & listening anytime, anywhere.
                                  It does take a bit of tech savvy to get all set up initially, and requires using Internet Explorer in order to use all of the features (Firefox, Chrome, etc. are supported - just limited somewhat). The pdf user manual is *MUCH* more helpful than the paper one that comes in the box. Also, the motion detection settings could be better, & the lag between snaping a pic, or starting the recording and When motion is detected is a bit too long.
                                  Bottom line, this camera exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with at least little technical apptitude who does not need a full-on, total security setup. For 1 or 2 locations this camera rocks. GREAT value.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great camera

                                  By Semper Family

                                  from California

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Zoom

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                      This is a great multi-use camera. We use it as a baby monitor. It's great that we can view it from our phones and computer and we love how it can zoom in and the resolution is higher than our previous monitor. The only thing that really is a pain is that the IP address that links it changes frequently so we have to make adjustments to view the baby often. Other than that it's a very high quality camera.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Worth buying as for the price

                                      By Shrimpmi

                                      from Toronto, ON

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Great Sound

                                      Cons

                                      • No image stabilization

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light

                                      Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                      -Easy to setup
                                      -All its function works great
                                      -The best choice with the price range

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Good IP camera

                                      By Rafa

                                      from Toronto, Canada.

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good in Low Light

                                      Cons

                                      • Limited Zoom
                                      • Poor Sound

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Short distance

                                      Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                      Portable, easy to configure, good price.
                                      As always, B&H is the best option for Canadians.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      1.0

                                      NO WARRANTY

                                      By Angry

                                      from Jacksonville, FL

                                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                            These cammeras come with no warranty. If you try to contact Foscam (or even worst one of there dealiers) they will just give you the run around until you give up.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            A great simple device to ge running

                                            By Simon

                                            from Stamford, CT

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Good Image Stabilization
                                            • Good in Low Light
                                            • Great Picture Quality
                                            • Great Zoom

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors/Low Light

                                              Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                              I can use this product to monitor the entrance to my house which is a long way from the room where I work most of the day. When someone arrives at the house I can see who they are and if I need to go and answer the door or is it just UPS/Fedex dropping something off and leaving.

                                              It took me about 15 minutes to set up the device and then I also downloaded a viewer app for my nook, so both the camera and the viewer are very portable.

                                              I haven't set it the camera up so that it is viewable outside my house.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Difficult Setup Worth the Effort

                                              By Flyer

                                              from Vancouver, WA

                                              About Me Casual User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Image Stabilization
                                              • Good in Low Light

                                              Cons

                                              • Setup

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Security

                                              Comments about FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (Black):

                                              I purchased this product for peace of mind. With the camera I can check in on my house from my laptop while I'm out of town. The initial setup was simple, and in no time I was able to operate the camera while hardwired to the modem. My troubles came when I tried to set it up to operate wirelessly.
                                              I read all the support documentation and owners comments, but nothing was written in simple straightforward language explaining how I needed to set it up. I spread out my frustration over three days. On my first call to a tech, I was told several things that turned out to be wrong. It was the second call to the service tech on day three that finally solved the mystery. And now I understand port forwarding - the thing that really makes the wireless work.
                                              Now that it is up and running, it is very easy to use. Good image quality in both daylight and at night.

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                                              • No

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