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Foscam FI9821W

Foscam FI9821W
alaScore 83

3318 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3318 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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, 2018

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very buggy

 

Worst problem is that it crashes the video drivers of many computers when accessing the camera video. Second worst is that without an app there's no way to view the video on an iPad or iPhone. I've read of similar problems with crashing video drivers...

Cheap, HD

Very buggy Plugin to view video crashes Windows 7 Does not support 64 bit browsers Support is poor

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Wifi problems

 

Wouldn't connect to wifi and the app isn't much better than the camera, if you wish to record to the sd card using the app then the app has to be permanently on, if it isn't then the record function stops, I returned this item because of this

May, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Did not work

 

Absolute rubbish came with wrong power supply. Didn't work with my phone. Description on website lacking information. Took it back for refund.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Simple

 

Easy to follow instructions, simple operation. Great easy cheap cctv with no wires

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

WiFi camera?NOPE...

 

It's is a good camera, with good quality picture,nicely built etc. DOWNSIDE - FORGET ABOUT WIFI CONNECTION. Just wasted my money on it. Good if you want to use it in same room with your router tho

Jan, 2017
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