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FoscamFI9826W 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor PTZ IP Camera (White)
 
4.0

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        5.0

        This "Teckie" is Impressed

        By wskidj

        from Berlin Corners, Vermont

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 3rd- Party App Compatible
        • 3x optical zoom
        • Micro SD card slot
        • Super Clear 960p Images
        • Wired or wireless

        Cons

        • Larger Than Most Cams
        • More Difficult To Set Up
        • Noisy Zoom In And Out

        Best Uses

        • Keep Watch Of Front Entry
        • Keep Watch On Parking Lot

        Comments about FI9826W 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor PTZ IP Camera (Black):

        This is the latest in a long line of IP cameras I've tried. I'm very impressed with the Foscam FI9826w. With resolution up to 960p I get razor-sharp images. Plus, 3x OPTICAL zoom lets me close in and maintain the image quality. The built-in SD Card slot allows me to record and save video without needing to pay a monthly subscription fee. I use the FI9826w to monitor my front entryway while away from home. When I AM home I pan and zoom looking for interesting things outside my window. It helps pass the time during the long Vermont winters....

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        5.0

        Amazing picture

        By ken

        from dallas, tx

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        Pros

        • Video quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night vision

          Comments about FI9826W 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor PTZ IP Camera (White):

          It has been a while since I bought one of these and the video is very sharp and the optical zoom is a nice touch. I have not played with a lot of the software yet but the night vision is pretty good compared to the others I have used.

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          3.0

          Nice hardware; poor software

          By KeithN

          from Bozeman, MT

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          Pros

          • Image Quality
          • Nightime Images
          • Spkr And Mic In Camera

          Cons

          • Price is high
          • Software Is Poor

          Best Uses

          • Security

          Comments about FI9826W 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor PTZ IP Camera (White):

          This is my first IP camera. After establishing static IP addresses, linking the camera wirelessly, and forwarding router ports, I was finally able to see the camera inside of my network and on the internet.
          The physical product is nice, but the user interface leaves a lot to be desired. The software is not intuitive and is poorly written (misspellings, Chinese grammar).
          I'll look for a brand with better software if I decide to add a second camera.

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          3.0

          Good

          By User

          from Texas

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about FI9826W 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor PTZ IP Camera (Black):

                I received the camera last week. Here are a few problems: The CD that came with the camera is unusable, so I ended up downloading the software and the users' manual online. It was easy to set it up though - not sure whether someone who is not familiar with computers will be able to do it alone. I don't like the available DNS options since it supports NO-IP and DynDNS, which are not free anymore. The websites of the other 2 DNS providers are in Chinese, so I could not use them. Finally, I was forced to use the default Foscam domain. Another problem is that the software package (Foscam Camera Client) that comes with the camera cannot recognize my camera. I have tried everything, but nothing works. Apart from that, the guys who developed the software did a poor job (very limited options).Something that is important, but is missing from the web-interface is the option to manage your disk when it gets full. It would also be nice if the developers added an option to run your own scripts when certain things happen (e.g., motion detection, full disk, etc.). I am still not sure (because I have not used yet an SD card) whether I will be able to manage and delete my recordings online (I was told by the Foscam support that the web-interface allows you to do so).Other than that the camera is good. I might buy one more cheaper camera that does not have the optical zoom, which I find useless.

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