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Foscam FI8916W Wireless IP Camera with IR - Black

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Technical Details
BrandFoscam
Item Weight780 g
Product Dimensions11.4 x 11.7 x 12.9 cm
Item model number8916
SeriesFI8916W-B
ColorBlack
RAM Size320 MB
Wireless Type802.11n, 802.11G, 802.11B
Voltage5 volts
Wattage8 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB009P1WNL4
Best Sellers Rank 20,788 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight780 g
Date First Available25 July 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Keep an eye on what's going on at home with the FI8916W IP camera from Foscam. This wireless-enabled surveillance camera covers 300 thanks to its wide-angle CMOS sensor and tilts through 120. The FI8916W can film both day and night, and transmits MJPEG format videos for you to check any unusual activity.

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Foscam FI8916W



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By SOR on 15 Aug. 2013
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This is my first foscam - I have 3 y-cams, my first is four years old.

Build quality:
Sturdy. Everything feels well put together. I dropped the transformer getting it out of the packaging - not a peep!
This camera is twice as big as some fixed ip cameras I have seen (y-cam and D-Link).

Setup:
Very easy. The setup manual takes you through the essential setup steps for both Mac and Windows. I was up and running in minutes.
Wireless access requires setting up port forwarding, for which you need your wireless router's manual or to have done this before. Foscam allocates your camera a static ip address (for three years), which allows you remote access.
My wireless connection has not dropped once - I went as far as the third floor of my house.

Functionality:
Wide and compatible with mobile ip cam apps (I am comparing to y-cam, which has very limited external functionality. I used both Safari and Chrome browsers with no problems.
You can pan/tilt, control the IR and alarm functions remotely (which is all you really need). I got audio off the camera but could not convey audio to it (I am using an Android app called ipcampro), it seems that this model is so new that developers have not accommodated it yet.
Image quality is very decent at 640x480 (max resolution) - you can even control brightness and contrast to clear up dark corners!
IR range is at least 6 meters (the longest distance I used it on).

Alarm function:
Audio and motion activated. Has been reliable so far. I used Yahoo Mail to send out the images. Have not used FTP.

Overall
Very impressed (after 3 days of ownership). Cheap, sturdy, well spec'd and easy to setup.

Update:
Four months later and still going solid.
I still can't get the camera speaker to work, but not an important function for me.
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Brilliant camera but let down by colour, I ordered a black camera and received a white one, lable on box stated it was black although picture on box showed white, and this is the second time this has happened, first camera I bought was identical, hence 3 stars
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By LMD TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Mar. 2013
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Another great camera from Foscam, this one is similar to the 8918 in that it's an MJPEG indoor wireless camera. It runs the same operating system and all of the software functions the same. It's easy to set up, either with a LAN cable or using WPS for your wifi (assuming your router supports it).

The differneces from the 8918 are in three main areas:

Styling. This camera is a bit more noticeable than the turret-like 8918. With an elongated, goose-like neck, the 8916 could be called more "stylish" by some. I think it looks a bit awkward. It does give a slightly higher vantage point for the camera though, which can come in useful.

Colour balance. This camera does a GREAT job of faithful colour representation. Reds are red, Greens are green and it all looks very normal. This is thanks to the inclusion of an IR-cut filter which is a huge missing from the 8918.

Processing / frame rate. Here the 8916 scores lower than the 8918. This camera seems to have a slower processor, or perhaps the iR colour-correction is being done in software. Either way, the refresh rate just doesn't seem as fast as the 8918. People can appear jerky and juddery as they move across the screen and when panning the image "skips" across the screen unlike the smooth scrolling of the 8918.

Overall then, the colour balance is the highlight of this camera. If it had the same slick frame rate as the 8918 it would get 5 stars, but it doesn't so I'll give it a 4 as well.
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Initially I was quite impressed as the camera is easy to set up and has files for mac as well as windows. It arrived without an aerial but as I intended using it via ethernet I didn't worry about that. It is controllable over the internet and can be set up to send emails on motion detect. The problem is that the camera is 160 miles from where I am, and after 2-3 days the camera stops responding and needs to be power cycled before I can communicate with it again. For my use this renders it unusable in practice.
UPDATE: Feb 2014 - After 4 weeks the camera seems to have settled down and I have not needed to get it reset for over a week now. As a result I have upgraded the rating from 2 to 3 stars, however I will be producing further updates if necessary.
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I bought a couple of these to add to my ZoneMinder CCTV system (free, open-source Linux software supporting analogue and IP cameras), to keep an eye on my two young cats whilst I'm working in my office. They have a history of shredding wallpaper around the window reveals, and by the time I get to the room, they're down and looking innocent, so it's impossible to train them.

I tried in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, and the camera works fine in all three browsers, with no need to install any plugins.

For anyone interested in ZoneMinder, these work perfectly, including pan and tilt control. You can set them up as either a remote monitor, or let ZoneMinder do motion detection as with any other type of camera.

The image quality is not the best, I'd best describe them as similar to the front-facing cameras on most tablets and smartphones, but these cameras cost £37. It's still more than usable, and better than what you see from a lot of CCTV footage on TV. They react to light level changes reasonably quickly. At night. the IR illumination works really well - in fact, I set these up at night, plugged into my router in another room, and went back to make sure I'd turned the ceiling light off.

These are 802.11n (2.4GHz), or can be plugged in via ethernet. There are a host of options, in the admin pages, for multiple users (either admin, viewer or operator), IP settings can be via DHCP or over-ridden, Dynamic DNS support, FTP upload, alarm, etc.

As for the cats, so far I haven't caught any damage, but I have caught them jumping on places which they know are out of bounds. There is a genuine look of shock when they realise I've caught them, despite not being anywhere to be seen.
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