Foscam FI9805P 960P Outdoor HD Wireless IP Camera (Silver)
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- 1.3 Megapixel 1280x960p HD video resolution. 60 second easy setup with QR code scan via Smartphone.
- Cloud enabled camera for live viewing and storage via FoscamCloud (free trial included), or record to your computer's hard drive.
- H.264 compression for smoother video and smaller file sizes. WiFi-N, WPA2 and IR-Cut filter for true colors
- 36 IR lights (8mm) for night vision up to 100ft. 4mm lens for wide 70 degree viewing angle.
- Compatible with Windows PC and Apple Mac Web Browsers (IE, Firefox and Safari) as well as iOS and Android mobile devices and FI8905W/FI8904W and all other Foscam MJPEG cameras
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|Item Dimensions||5 x 8 x 10 inches|
|Item Weight||3.2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||3.22 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||960p|
The Foscam FI9805P is one of Foscam's latest "Plug & Play" cameras featuring the ability to connect via smartphone by simply scanning the QR code on the underside of the camera. Bypassing the need to access your router and setup port forwarding, the FI9805P can be set up effortlessly by anyone, even those with very little IT experience.
The FI9805P adopts 960p HD video quality (1280 x 960) as well as a high performance media processor, single SOC chip (built-in ARM+DSP) and high speed video protocol processor. As a result, it is capable of H.264 video compression allowing for extremely smooth video transmission with minimal bandwidth consumption. In addition, due to the small file sizes produced by H.264 video compression it has the ability to save tremendous hard drive space when doing manual video recording.
The Foscam FI9805P features 960p HD quality video, H.264 video compression, Wireless-N capability, remote internet viewing, motion detection, and night vision. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (Iphone, Android & Blackberry) as well as viewable over the internet using a compatible app. The camera functions well as part of a home or office security system with remote internet monitoring ability. With 60 second easy setup with QR code scan via Smartphone and the option of live viewing and storage via FoscamCloud (free trial included), this is one of the best values available for an outdoor surveillance camera purchase.
Top Customer Reviews
The camera worked solidly prior to it bricking. Firmware updates were always a confusing nightmare with both of my Foscam cameras. Two different firmware images each time, and you have to upgrade to each version in series (you can't jump A-->C, you must do A-->B-->C). Finding the right images to flash was a nightmare. Versions were coded ridiculously (e.g., things like 134.567418.104.22.168.1.6).
-- Image quality is pleasing. If IR is turned off and the camera allowed to go into severe underexposure there is some pattern noise on the sensor but this shouldn't be an issue in normal circumstances.
-- IR illumination is a little hot in the middle of the image w/periphery a bit underexposed compared to some other products (Dahua, for instance). For longer range this might actually work out OK; hot middle on short range should mean more useful dispersion on long range.
-- It's absolutely imperative to apply latest firmware upgrade (at least through May of 2014) to allow wireless to function properly. Without the May upgrade, the first wireless disconnection due to interference or fringe coverage is permanent until the camera is rebooted. Applying the May firmware appears to solve this issue. As received w/older firmware, this camera was only marginally usable, not useful with wireless at all.
-- As always, RTFM. Foscam has done a much better job than average with their documentation, covering many use cases with explanations. May as well enjoy the benefits.
There are not a lot of choices in reasonably rugged outdoor cameras equipped with wireless which do not cost a fortune. This camera looks like a good value, on first impressions, if wireless is a key feature.
It would be great if Foscam could invest the time and effort required to make this camera fully functional w/ Firefox and Chrome on the Linux platform, or amend documentation and marketing materials to indicate that the camera is not able to be configured unless operated with Windows or Mac.
-The picture quality is great, HD as described day and night.
-The color quality is perfect day time, see attached image.
-The night vision is perfect, with 36 IR lights , it will get you over 70 feet for sure, see attached image.
-The interface is in English and stable, tested on windows 7 and 10.
-The wireless range is not bad at all, it's true 802.11 bgn, means you get 54 Mbps as maximum which is more than enough.
Well, the above spec / features all looks good while others may had hard times to get it to work, how did I do it?, here is how:
-A good home wireless router, any good brand with 3x3 802.11 abgn will do, see attached image ( cisco linksys EA 4500).
-A good wireless plan, what does that mean? it means you setup a separate SSID for the CAM only and dedicate a static channel for that SSID after you scan your wireless environment with a good RF scanner, like the wireless scanner app from the google play ( works on Blackberry and Androids), see attached image.
-Setup a network shared folder, which you can access remotely , then point the storage path for your videos and snap-shots from the CAM interface or the desktop client to that folder.
-Because of the good recording compression rate, a 20 GB of storage will give you a month worth of motion detected videos.
-It's an outdoor CAM, so it will normally sit behind a wall or a metal door which will affect your wireless signal, how to deal with this? get a 2.4 GHz 11 dBi Omni Antenna , and fish the wire out to the CAM, the Omni Antenna should be inside, be aware the Antenna cable connector is very rare which is SMA male, see attached image.
-My wireless router is in the first floor away from the camera, I used same brand wireless range extender and got the signal almost perfect for the CAM, see attached image.
-On the storage hosting PC / machine, I used a free PING server ( like the emco ping monitor ) to measure the quality of the connection, after all above, I got around %99-%100 stable connectivity and availability, see attached image.
-The smart phone app is stable and you can get it for free from the Blackberry world or the android google play, you can view the live CAM remotely and locally , you can take snap-shots and record video on your phone as well, see attached image.
Hope this help,
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