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Foscam FI8918W

Foscam FI8918W
alaScore 87

541 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Foscam FI8918W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Foscam FI8918W


alaTest has collected and analysed 154 user reviews of Foscam FI8918W from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Foscam FI8918W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Foscam FI8918W from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Foscam FI8916W Wireless/Wire IP Camera WIDE ANGLE, IR-CUT, Wireless b/g/n ,Better Housing (Upgraded From FI8918W, Black Newest Model)Foscam Pan And Tilt Wireless IP Camera with 9bdi antennas Black 3 pack - FI8918W


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Foscam FI8918W


Building and trying to monitor your own wireless security camera network may be more hassle than it is worth for most people, but the Foscam FI8918W is a great option if you decide to do it. This wireless camera makes using sophisticated technology easy.

The Foscam FI8918W camera has a large field of view and can pan and tilt to take in even more

The motion-detection email alerts would be more useful if they contained video rather than just photos

Monitoring your own wireless cameras is not for everyone, but if you choose to do it, the Foscam FI8918W offers the best combination of features for the job.


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Great indoor camera!


This camera is awesome! I purchased it from another source but I wanted to leave a comment here. The setup wasn't too bad and I had the right networking equipment to set it up. I am currently watching my dogs at my house. The picture is great for a...

Easy setup, IR for night viewing, works with android phone, pan, tilt

no DVR capabilities? Too short of power cord

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Just as I expected!


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...

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

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...

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Great the app


The only thing I can complain about is they should tell you more detail on how to set it up for your phone app

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great value camera.


The camera is a value camera. setting it up on my local wireless network is simple. the picture is as I expected. grainy and low resolution. but its fine because the camera is inexpensive.trying to control and use the camera on an outside network or on...

it does the job with no frills

picture quality not good , and slow interface

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Moderately hard to set up


So, if you don't have a static IP address and have a dynamic one, the setup is super hard and tedious. It took me hours of research and forums reading to figure it out.Eventually, I set my firewalls and ports correctly and used product...

Works like a dream

the set up

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Wouldn't work


Spent an hour trying to get it set up wireless. Worked great when it was connected via Ethernet cable but would never connect wireless. I even had my internet provider check my router to make sure that I was inputting the correct info.About me......


Set up

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Easy Setup


Not sure who these technical people are in reviews below that are not able to get this camera setup on the web. Took me 10 minutes. Instructions are sufficient-- even have photos. I have my cam on the web and am able to see it from the foscam website...

loads of functionality for under 100

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Great camera. Clear pictures.


Good camera as my puppy cam. Can talk to her via the speaker out jack connected to my bose speakers.This product has... Sensitive motion detection, Many good, useful features

Clear resolution. Good Price

Sound quality not the best

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difficult setup


If you're looking for a baby monitor this will do the trick and you'll be happy, although $70 is a bit pricey for a baby monitor.if you want to do any of the more complex options, like view the camera from anywhere off-premise, motion detection, video...

does the basics easily

anything beyond the basics is a nightmare to setup