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Foscam FI9821W

Foscam FI9821W
alaScore 86

1173 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Foscam FI9821W

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 61 user reviews of Foscam FI9821W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Foscam FI9821W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 901 user reviews of Foscam FI9821W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Foscam FI9821W Indoor Pan/Tilt H.264 720p Wireless IP Camera, 1/4" Color CMOS Sensor, F: 2.8mm F:2.4 (IR Lens), IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless ConnectivityFoscam FI9821W Indoor Pan/Tilt H.264 720p Wireless IP Camera, 1/5" Color CMOS Sensor, F: 3.6mm F:2.4 (IR Lens), IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Connectivity

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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...

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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

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Unreal

 

I consider myself very good at computers and computer networks but the set up on this camera was ridiculous. The enclosed software would not load plug ins into fire fox or IE. These plug ins are necessary for the video to play. After waiting 45 minutes...

seems like a sturdy unit

set up

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Good camera but you have to be tech savy.

 

All features work as described. We use this as baby monitor and will add a second camera in the future.About me... Parent of kids

Quality of video for price

You have to know what you are doing

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Great camera for the price point.

 

Those with novice networking experience will require a crash course in dynamic IP's, router configuration and port forwarding in order to be able to view the camera video feed from their cell phone.This product has... Adequate viewing area, Many good,...

It is wireless. However, it still needs power via PoE or plug the power supply into 110V outlet. Pan, Tilt, Zoom is good

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Not ready for prime time

 

I should have listened to the others who said this product was not ready for market.Go do a little googling and read foscam's online forums about this product.I purchased it for use with a home automation system, and it has been a great disappointment....

Poor software, poor customer service

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Excellent HP Camera for a cheap price

 

I bought this camera to monitor the cage of a chameleon. It is great as I am live feeding the camera to the internet so that I can pull it up and watch the chameleon at any time I want.

Video Quality, Easy Setup

No Zoom Functionality

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OK CAMERA

 

THIS DEVICE WORKED WELL WHEN PLACED ON MAIN LIVING AREA BUT ONCE MOVED TO UPSTAIRS, IT LAGGED IN THE VIDEO AND AUDIOAbout me... Parent of kids

WORKED WELL ON DOWNSTAIRS

DID NOT RECORD WELL WHEN UPSTAIRS

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It is It is impossible to set up.

 

Very difficult to set up. I returned it for another camera from a different Manufacturer & set it up in about 10 minutes.About me... technology savvy

Nothing....it did not work

Not really functional even after set up properly

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