Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter (White)
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- The FI9821W V2 comes equipped with a faster chipset than its predecessor, offering better performance. HD quality, 1280 x 720 Resolution
- Features like Two-Way Audio and Multiple Camera Setup Are Now Accessible On Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
- H.264 Video Compression & Free Manufacturer's DDNS Included
- Completely Redesigned WebUI, Wider Viewing Angle of 70°
- Accessible With iPhone Apps like Live Cams Pro, and Android Apps such as TinyCam Monitor
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The Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel Wireless IP Camera features high definition 1280 x 720p video resolution, h.264 video compression, built-in DVR via SD card (upto 32gb), two-way audio, wifi-N capability, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision as well as network video recording capability. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (iPhone, Android - app required) as well as viewable over the internet using standard browsers on PC (Firefox, IE & Chrome) or Mac (Safari only). The camera functions well as a smartphone baby, pet or elderly parent monitor or as part of a complete home/office security system with remote internet monitoring ability. The FI9821W V2 improves on the FI8910W by adopting high performance media and video processors capable of H.264 video compression which allows for ultra-smooth high definition video transmission, increased FPS and minimal bandwidth consumption. In addition, due to the small file sizes produced by H.264 video compression it has the ability to save tremendous disk space when doing video recording.
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The Basic setup was without incident. However, An error in syntax was discovered while choosing where to store video recordings. As the default storage location is presented in the software, you will get a message that says you do not have authorization for local storage. In the Settings Tab, under RECORD/Storage Location/Local Recording Location, their is a window with the line "/IPCamRecord". THIS IS INCORRECT. It will give you the Unauthorized message. The correct line should be " /:IPCamRecord" . If you do not add this colon, the Button next to it , "Enter the local folder", will not work. THERE MUST BE A VALID FILE PATH IN THE FIRST PANEL, FOR THE 2ND PANEL TO BE ENABLED. This itself is another glitch in their software. The manual selection window should not have to rely on first window to be interactive.
Tech Support Clueless:
I called Tech Support to alert them of this printing error, and spoke with 2 different representatives. They would not hear me. First, they were giving me Windows instructions for creating a folder. Then they wanted to install some peeping software to see what I was doing wrong. After several attempts to get a supervisor, I finally hung up on them.
About the video:
It s AVI format, and QuickTime won't play it. I had to go get VLC in order view the video footage. Pretty stupid for the APPLE version of the software. Also, I couldn't find any provision for playing the video back in the IPCam Client window. There is a "Open Video" button on the Live feed, but it only turns the camera on or off. I could only access stored video outside of the Foscam software.
The quality of this 'HD' camera is in serious question. I have a few 'dashboard' cameras that do 720p, and all of them have better quality than this Foscam (dash cam is looking through a dirty windshield). The Foscam can't read my car's license plate 20 feet away, in sunlight, with large black letters on white background. IMHO, A camera the size of a tennis ball could have a bigger CMOS sensor. I have attached two photos, of similar video frames, from Foscam and a MakeIt 808 #16 keychain camera. Notice the sharper image from the 808 compared to the Foscam. It looks as if it is out-of-focus by comparison. Yes, I did try to turn the ring around the lens aperature just to see if it was not focused.
About the Image itself:
1: Saturation: Foscam is oversaturated. Look at the carport of the house across the street. You can make out much more detail from the 808 than you can with the Foscam. Look at the grass. With the 808 you start to see individual stalks of grass while the Foscam is just a fuzzy green carpet.
2: Perspective: Foscam image is compressed horizontally. Look at the vehicles in the two frames. The 808 maintains it's perspective across the image frame, but the Foscam starts to compress away from the center of the lens. The maroon car clearly shows the distortion.
Now, the 808 #16 is a great keychain camera of its time. With exception of motorized mount, it has all the same electronic features as the Foscam, There's no reason why the 808 (thumb-sized camera) should have a better picture than a security camera of the same resolution.
All around, this camera is more convenience than security. Even in broad daylight it doesn't show enough detail you can prove in court. Its a toy.
1. Plug in camera to modem/router and power.
2. Run software to detect camera.
3. Set camera static IP and port forward to point to new IP address.
4. Download Foscam Viewer for Android or IOS.
One really can't go wrong with all the features it offers for the price. Email notifications are great and prompt when it detects motion.
Overall, great buy.
The colors are rich and saturated and really accurate compared to other cheap cameras I've used. The overall image quality, however, is not sharp at all. Almost blurry. The image quality is definitely better than the FI8910W (which I have several of), but it's not a huge difference. I watched a lot of demo videos before buying this camera and they were convincing enough for me to want to try it myself. Indoor, the camera's quality in low light was like a stretched out/wider angle version of the FI8910W.
Now, the reason this is getting sent back and why this camera is not usable in my environment:
This camera uses a strange implementation of an RTSP server which is buggy at best. The image quality from this camera when streaming to my surveillance software is glitchy, drops frames frequently/green screen refreshes, and seems to send the stream in bursts. That last part sounds strange, so I'll try to explain what I mean. Through the web interface, using Foscam's internal proprietary protocol this camera steadies a nice 30fps which no visual problems, stuttering, or bursts. Utilizing the RTSP stream, however, the image is unreliable and unpredictable. The bursts are where the stream will go from 30fps to 80fps and back down to 30fps (repeatedly). A real-world example of how this looks is capturing video of someone walking down the sidewalk. Walk, sprint, walk, sprint. It's constant, and that in itself is reason enough for me to disqualify this product as a security camera.
If Foscam could fix their RTSP implementation, this would be a killer budget camera. I'm still giving it three stars because if you use it from the web interface or Foscam app on your phone, the overall quality and stream is acceptable. If you want to tie this camera into your surveillance system and will have to rely on the RTSP stream, beware. You may find yourself in a scenario just like me and countless others that wanted to give this affordable camera a try.
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can't even be installed on windows 10, no drivers available