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Foscam FI9821W

Foscam FI9821W
alaScore 83

3176 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3176 reviews of Foscam FI9821W. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Foscam FI9821W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Foscam FI9821W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Foscam FI9821W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk.

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Foscam FI9821W V2 Surveillance Camera Controllable HD WLAN with Audio 1 Megapixel 720 p BlackFoscam FI9821W V2 Surveillance Camera Controllable HD WLAN with Audio 1 Megapixel 720 p Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Foscam FI9821W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2489 user reviews of Foscam FI9821W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter - 26ft Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70° Viewing Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter - 26ft Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70° Viewing

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Quoc N. (newegg.com)

Worked for 1 year

 

would not recommend.

Good image if it works

Colors were way off after one year

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Jim from NEPA (newegg.com)

Foscam FI9821W V2 1-Pack

 

This is an indoor camera. For the short term, I am using this camera for outside viewing. It is setup inside looking out a window. The weather is to severe to set up my outside camera. Keeping that in mind, the camera does an excellent job. I am more...

Good video. Tilt and Pan has very good range of movement. IR also has good range for an inside camera. Lots of setup features. WiFi range good if you have a router that has good power. LAN setup fairly easy

Not a Con as such, but internet setup in not the easiest if you're not internet savvy

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: James F. (newegg.com)

Foscam FI9821W V2 1-Pack

 

This is an indoor camera. For the short term, I am using this camera for outside viewing. It is setup inside looking out a window. The weather is to severe to set up my outside camera. Keeping that in mind, the camera does an excellent job. I am more...

Good video. Tilt and Pan has very good range of movement. IR also has good range for an inside camera. Lots of setup features. WiFi range good if you have a router that has good power. LAN setup fairly easy.

Not a Con as such, but internet setup in not the easiest if you're not internet savvy.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Terio (newegg.com)

Works well, easy setup - annoying firmware

 

Overall I've been fairly happy with this device. I know some of my initial concerns with it were cleared up with firmware upgrades, however getting the firmware upgraded properly was far more confusing than it should be. Having multiple files to...

Easy setup if you understand home networking ; I did not try setting it up with the Wizard, I configured it manually ; Good resolution ; Wide variety of viewing options (Android/iPhone, web browser) ; Good performance ; Fairly responsive even under...

Firmware is extremely annoying to set-up. Requires you to step through each firmware version to get to the next. Almost all versions of firmware have two separate files that must be loaded in the proper order. This is unacceptable. In these days of...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Howard M. (newegg.com)

Junk! And Horrible Customer Service

 

Purchased this model through a Groupon deal and it has been nothing but problems. Everyone kept mentioning Foscam fixed all the issues in V1 with V2, but based off my experience they just made it worse. Picture quality is ok as long as there is no...

Price

Everything!

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Hermann W. (newegg.com)

Good product for the price

 

Camera does take a lot to reboot. THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM - just remember that you won't have access to your camera in milliseconds, but something like 45 ~60 seconds at least. I'm using a third party APP on iPhone (LiveCams Pro) and Android (tinyCam...

HD definition (1280 x 720p), h.264 video compression. For the amount of money you are paying, this is a GREAT camera. Wireless is B/G/N, which is a plus to connect to my router (I had a lot of headaches with my old cameras because they were only B/G).

Web interface does not work on Google Chrome, performs poorly on Mozilla Firefox. No optical zoom (but remember that this camera is an entry model for Pan/Tilt models, so... you can't ask much more as this is NOT a PTZ, only PT camera)

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Colin A. (newegg.com)

Good Indoor IP Surveillance Camera

 

I disagree with the other reviews here, which don't actually talk much about the camera itself. My father has bought two of them, and I have three. If you want a really high quality webcam for Skype or making YouTube films, this is not for you. If you...

Built-in completely free dynamic DNS service from Foscam. Good image quality, you can see some detail and clearly make out faces of people Excellent infrared night-vision. SD Card recording for scheduled snapshots or alarm recording Live Tech Support...

No optical zoom, so you can't sharply see details or read small print more than a short distance away. The camera can't pivot a full 360 degrees...You can't see directly behind it. Doesn't like a room of CFL lightbulbs...You see a wierd color "pulsing"...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Kevin B. (newegg.com)

Totally Disappointed!!

 

I'm not sure if the mixup was with NewEgg or Foscam, but unfortunately, I think I'm done with both of them.

Liked the description on the website

Never received the item. I ordered on NewEgg. A day or so later a bogus tracking number was added to my order status. A week later I was cc'd on an email from someone at Foscam indicating they would re-ship the item. I eventually requested a refund and...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: J (newegg.com)

Foscam FI9821W V2 1-Pack (Black) with Heavy Duty 7-Piece Adjustable Bracket, 9dbi Antenna Booster and 10ft Power Extension

 

Placed RMA request with company on 10/07/2013. Foscam finally contacted me on 10/18/2013 and asked for my receipt which I provided. It is now 10/31/2013 and they have still not forwarded an RMA. Newegg has since refused to help. Will have to go through...

Shipped quick

Device failed after 24 hours of use. Lights up but will not connect to computer or function in any way

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Jonathan L. (newegg.com)

Foscam Fi9821w-black-bundle

 

Placed RMA request with company on 10/07/2013. Foscam finally contacted me on 10/18/2013 and asked for my receipt which I provided. It is now 10/31/2013 and they have still not forwarded an RMA. Newegg has since refused to help. Will have to go through...

Shipped quick.

Device failed after 24 hours of use. Lights up but will not connect to computer or function in any way.

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Firewire: No
Network Interface:WLAN
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Netcam
Zoom Type:without Zoom
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