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Foscam FI8918W Wireless Pan And Tilt IP Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67 Viewing Angle) - Black NEWEST MODELWITH 9dbi Antenna
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- High image & video quality,Two-way audio monitoring
- Remote viewing & record from anywhere anytime with Pan/Tilt control (Pan:300°& Tilt:120°)
- Auto IR-LED illumination for night vision (up to 25 ft.)
- Support IE browser or any other standard browsers
- 9dbi Antenna gives 3x signal strength
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On this camera, the focus is sharp and can be adjusted. The focus on 'IR only' is a little soft, with 'IR only', in pitch black, you can get about 10 feet of coverage. By varying the brightness and contrast settings, that will change. Also, any external light source (example: outdoor, night, with a nearby street lamp) will greatly increase the IR coverage. The lens angle is wide, meaning, you will be able to see a wide area with the sacrifice of resolution. Example: A car pulls into your drive, you may not be able to detect the license plate number of the car but you will be able to recognize the car type and peoples faces.
This camera can also monitor audio. The audio is not perfect, you will generally hear a little 'buzz' that occurs at the current frame rate of your camera. I did not use the 'transmit audio' function.
Foscam does have a support forum which is good.. Their technical people seem to respond with helpful advice.
To be honest, I did not use the 9dbi antenna with the camera. My package arrived with the normal antenna that is about 4 inches long, and the 9dbi antenna that is about 14 inches long (big antenna!). I did use the 9dbi on a WLAN computer in my house. The signal strength indicator went from 63% (with a stock 5dbi antenna) to 89% with this 9dbi antenna. The antenna works.
For the price this camera is a bargain. It is not perfect but the pan & tilt control adds a lot of value.
My camera is about 30-40 feet from my wireless router. It does NOT need the 9dbi antenna. It was also unnecessary to buy additional camera mount as the website so conveniently suggested.
However, she can now see the baby (with another on the way in a couple of weeks) room from her Bionic, or our desktop PC. Both work great.
Colors are not this unit's strong point, but it does pan and tilt...would have liked zoom, but not needed.
Sound is sorta sketchy on the droid, as I have not tested the sound on the desktop PC due to no speakers at the time that I set this up.
2+ walls between the baby room and our router and signal is fine. Never tried the standard antenna...
Would I purchase another? Yes, and probably will as well. It went over that well!
I gave it a 4/5 because the Foscam app for the iphone will not save the set position for the camera to be in (presets, you can still manually turn with the joystick in the app) and it will not turn on and off the IR.
if you aint geeky enough i would probably stay from this.
hope this helps.
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Second Foscam camera I own and very happy with it. Bought it to replace a dying Linksys G canPublished 8 months ago by antech
Love it. Saved us a lot of money on a baby monitor that's ios compatible,Published 22 months ago by Jeff
I will try other Foscam models. Product Returned. Wouldn't Pan. This is the only bad camera out of 7 that I've ordered.Published on September 2, 2013 by Jack Garrison
This product works fine, but the antenna arrived with a broken antenna, it doesn't seem to affect the function so I didn't send it back.Published on July 21, 2013 by tenniswiz
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