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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- Pan & Tilt Wireless Ip Camera
- 480tvl Resolution
- 26ft Night Vision
- 2.8mm Lens With 60deg , Wide-angle Viewing
- 2-way Audio
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|Connectivity Technology||Wired & Wireless|
|Item Dimensions||4.25 x 3.94 x 4.33 inches|
|Item Weight||1.45 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||480p|
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The picture is wonderful. The motion alarm is fantastic. We placed on of these inside our barn across the street from our home, about 350 feet away. We added an $80. antenna to our router from Hawking, also available on Amazon, and poof! I can now see what all the sqwak is at 2AM in my barn with out walking all the way out there! Wow, wow, wow. The pan and tilt features are really nice. We setup another at our front door, and three "out door" styles around the outside of the property. I don't know how long this black "indoor" will last in the extreme temps and humitity of our barn and front porch, but that is not Foscam's problem. I will update at the end of the winter, or sooner if they die during winter!
4/3/11 Well they made it through the winter. We have been able to review motion detection alarm triggered video clips that were saved on our pc. We have been able to remote pan across the barn to see who is making all the racket and why. It is lovely to know who has been on your porch while you were sleeping! The cameras are wonderful. the there is an antenna you can get on amazon that will extend you wireless cababilities. We view the inside and outside of our barn across the street. These are great.
Well I'll open with.. I'm IMPRESSED! I opted to get the white version of the FI8918W just because it was cheaper than the black version and was identical other than the color. I was first concerned because I got two camera's and the first one was "loose" it seemed (camera from the base). The second seems to be identical so this must just be the way these camera's are. I hooked this up directly to my router as per the instructions and tried to determine a standard ip address without having to use the included software. I wasn't able to so then used the mini-disc on my windows 7 PC. The computer prompted for reboot which I did before I noticed the icon on the desktop. When it rebooted I double clicked the icon and after a brief moment it displayed the ip address of the camera. Note: I'm also using zone alarm and it requested access to 255.255.255.255:10000, which I allowed and it displayed the camera.
When I double clicked the ip address displayed in the software window I was taken to ie which then I put in the user id: admin and for the PW. I don't know if I'm just lucky because I've had so many lessons with my other IP cameras, but this one was very easy (outside trying to figure out why the wireless config wasn't working as expected). One of the other things I was really impressed with was the ease of setting up the wireless. I "scanned" for wireless sources, found mine, clicked it and nearly all the fields were prefilled. I only had to input my security key. Now... The issue I had. I'm currently running 4 different cameras, x2 different Linksys camera's and a trendnet. Those all when setup kept their ip address. This Foscam uses a different one.Read more ›
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The setup process was very standard for any sort of web-enabled device. It'll take a bit longer if you've never gone through the steps before, but once you do it, you'll know how to set up a whole slew of similar devices (e.g. home webserver, media servers, etc.). There are literally hundreds of great tutorials on all of these topics around the web, so if any step or terminology is confusing, just google it and you'll find a bunch of good links. (i.e. don't get deterred by reviews that say "bad instruction manual" or "bad customer service", since you won't need either if you have the whole internet and the power of google at your fingertips). Anyway, here is the rough outline of the setup process for me:
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About the only thing you can do with this camera in a non-IE browser is view video, which works well and serves my purpose as I just want to monitor my 2 yr old daughter at night in her bedroom. It's really ashame though that in this era of multiple browsers that a majority of this camera's features are hampered by its dependency on Internet Explorer/ActiveX.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I must have gotten one of the good ones because it does everything it advertisesPublished 12 days ago by Loukas Loumakos
Becareful that you cannot record just view and thats what i need it comes with install card but i dont have to use that because its very easy to set upPublished 13 days ago by Robin
Nice cam, but didn't like the audio software I had to install on my computer. But it did a pretty good job in watching my pizza place. Good price.Published 29 days ago by P. Alvares
I could not get the camera to send pictures to my computer. I am an engineer and I tried everything I know. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PA
2-way Audio doesn't work. Don't buy this camera if you are looking for two-way audio. It doesn't work even if you are inside the home network.Published 1 month ago by Cherian
I think you have to have some technical background to connect this wireless camera. It is very durable and it is about the size of a n adult hand. It can be affixed to the wall. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ASHAUNA H.
I love the Foscam! I can watch baby sleep without entering the room, and then can enter when he is awake. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne C