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Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle)

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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 1/4" color CMOS image sensor, it 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' (8 m), 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 degree pan angle and 120 degree 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 e-mail 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.

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*Image Sensor 1/4" Color CMOS Sensor
*Resolution 640 x 480 Pixels(300k Pixels)
*Lens f: 3.6mm, F:2.4 (IR Lens)
*Mini. Illumination 0.5Lux
*Lens Type Glass
*Viewing Angle 67 Degrees
*Audio Input Built-in Microphone
*Audio Output Built-in Speaker
*Audio Compression ADPCM
*Video Image Compression MJPEG
*Image Frame Rate 15fps(VGA),30fps(QVGA)
*Flip/Mirror Images Vertical / Horizontal
*Light Frequency 50Hz, 60Hz or Outdoor
*Video Parameters Brightness, Contrast
*Communication Ethernet One 10/100Mbps RJ-45
*Wireless Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
*Data Rate 802.11b: 11Mbps(Max.), 802.11g: 54Mbps(Max.)
*Wireless Security WEP & WPA WPA2 Encryption
*Pan/Tilt Angle Horizontal:300°/Vertical: 120°
*Infrared Light 11 IR LEDs,Night visibility up to 8 meters
*Net Weight 418g ( accessories included)
*Power Supply DC 5V/2.0A
*Power Consumption 5 Watts (Max.)
*Environment Operating Temperature 0° ~ 55°C (14°F ~ 122°F)
*Operating Humidity 20% ~ 85% non-condensing
*Supports all standard browsers
*Warranty Limited 1-year replacement warranty

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  • Robert R.
  • 3/20/2013 4:46:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust as I expected!

Pros: Amazing Device! Does exactly what I expected it to.. VERY customizable interface and very easy to use. Night Vision works great! At LEAST 8meters as they advertized. Mine e-mails me if it detects motion or sound during specified times of the day.

Cons: 640x480 isn't high res these days and while it works for my use (watching the kids at night or while they're in their play room) it may not be high enough resolution for security as you may not be able to make out peoples faces from distance.

Manual focus ring means you can't have it pan/scan a room that has objects closer or farther away than others. Again, acceptable in my case.

Capture speeds - When it detects motion it's not always great at catching it on the camera. NOTE: It is attempting to catch fast moving children in my house...

Upgrades were easy to do but the website housing Firmware and WEBGUI updates is somewhat confusing on which version you can upgrade to. I accidentally upgraded mine to an incompatible version and had to revert to prior version to get wifi to work again.

Other Thoughts: Overall this camera is exactly what I wanted it to be and I intend on ordering 2-3 more. I would recommend this device to friends as long as they understand that the resolution isn't the greatest. I've attached a photo taken of my kids play room so you can see what it does.

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  • Robert R.
  • 3/16/2013 8:42:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product!

Pros: This camera is amazing for the price. It took me about 15min to setup on my LAN as a wired cam and maybe 10 more min to get it on WIFI. Interface is very easy to understand and very customizable.

Cons: Manual focus only means you need to strategically place it where focus won't need to be adjusted. Tech support isn't that great from the manufacturer but it's easy to use. Upgraded Firmware and WEBGUI and had issues with WiFi connections, had to downgrade Firmware to get WiFi to work again. Resolution is 640x480 which is low for todays specs. Mounting bracket that came with it doesn't make a solid connection so any movement will spin the camera around on the mount.

Other Thoughts: The factory WebGUI didn't have any support for Mobile Phones. New WebGUI does. Firmware updates were easy but cryptic as to which one to install. You can downgrade easily though just be cautious and read the readme files as to which ones work with your hardware.

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