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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

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 (White)
     
    4.1

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good in low light (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Accurate (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Safety (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      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 14 customers

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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 FOSCAM 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 FOSCAM 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

          Share this review

           
          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 FOSCAM 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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          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 FOSCAM 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

          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 FOSCAM 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 FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

              Use from Iphone, easy set up, great picture.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Great for the money

              By M

              from Kentucky

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                Can't beat the performance and feature set for the money

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                5.0

                One word... Awesome

                By Dmoney

                from CT

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                    These cameras are great. The motors are dead quiet when panning. The video quality is above par then other cameras in its price range and connecting 3 cameras to one network and getting them set up took me all of 30 minutes max! Whats great about the video quality is that you can control brightness and contrast.

                    I am using iCam for my iPhone and that software allows for panning/tilting, recording motion events and notifications. Very simple interface and easy to setup.

                    It also comes with sturdy mounts that you can mount to anything you can screw into... mount it off your ceiling to get the casino camera effect ;)

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great for our Needs :)

                    By Becca

                    from Highlands Ranch, CO

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good in Low Light

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                        We were looking for something to be able to see who's walking up to our front door because we get so many solicitors that most of the time we ignore the door, but occasionally felt a twinge of guilt. With this even the twinge is gone.

                        This is an indoor camera but we put it outside in a protected area and so far so good. The picture isn't the highest quality and the colors in daytime are a bit off due to the IR but it works great for our needs. We even got two more for inside for when we're tucked in at night or away.

                        One set-up note: the install instructions say nothing about this, but when you switch it to wireless after initial set-up on wired you'll need to look for a second IP that's associated with the wireless connection. Other than that oversight in the documentation set-up is a snap.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        OK So Far

                        By Heywoode

                        from Pigeon Forge, TN

                        About Me Pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Inexpensive
                        • Internet Connectivity
                        • IR for Night
                        • No Computer Required
                        • Pan and Tilt

                        Cons

                        • Mediocre Images
                        • Poor instructions

                        Best Uses

                        • Baby Monitor
                        • Home Security

                        Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        I was skeptical, but proven wrong!

                        By Markino

                        from San Francisco Bay Area

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Cheap
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good in Low Light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • surveillance

                          Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                          I was very skeptical about this product, but i was quickly proven wrong! Image quality, especially in low/no light, is far better than similar more expensive cameras. Setup is a snap, movement is totally silent. Recommended.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works as advertised

                          By Rob

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good in Low Light

                          Cons

                          • Poor Software

                          Best Uses

                          • Security

                          Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                          i use it to monitor a shy rescue cat. Works well. Had a Lorex camera for twice the price and didn't work half as well. Quite happy with this camera. The software is limited and I'm just using the camera's built in http interface, but it works. I also use the iPad and iPhone clients and they also work as advertised, again better than the Lorrex offering. Night IR camera is amazing.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          wow way to go

                          By Abu AL Ameer

                          from Indianapolis, IN

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                            i am using it to montor my store 24/7

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excelent product!!!

                            By Val

                            from Brasil

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies

                              Comments about FOSCAM FI8918W Wireless IP Camera (White):

                              The performance of this cam is fantastic!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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