Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70 Viewing Angle) - Black NEWEST MODEL (replaces the FI8908W) £49.99 @ Sold by Foscam UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70 Viewing Angle) - Black NEWEST MODEL (replaces the FI8908W) £49.99 @ Sold by Foscam UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 18th Mar 2013
Replacing the Foscam FI8908W, the FI8918W is this latest camera from Foscam. The FI8918W is a wireless or wired, pan/tilt IP camera solution for indoor use. It combines a high quality digital video camera, remote pan/tilt ability with network connectivity and a powerful web server to bring clear video to your desktop or smartphone from anywhere on your local network or over the Internet. The high quality video image is transmitted with 30fps speed on the LAN/WAN by using MJPEG hardware compression technology. The image resultion is 640 x 480 (300k Pixels). The Foscam FI8918W camera is based on the TCP/IP standard. The control, management and maintenance of the camera is done simply by using your browser to remotely configure and upgrade the firmware. The Foscam FI8918W IP camera can reach up to 8 meters of visibility in absolute darkness with 11 infrared LED's




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Original Poster

http://i.imgur.com/LgTQ7jw.png

640 x480 lol

Original Poster

royals

640 x480 lol



Standard resolution for most IP Cameras

Very good day and night picture quality thanks to the automatic IR filter. Hot!

Good camera, I've got one - but the latest is the FI8910W which is £69.99 still only 640 x 480 Pixels. If you want higher resolution you want the FI9820W which is £84.99 and has 1280 x 720 Display Resolution (720P):

Foscam FI9820W (Black) 720p Megapixel H.264 Wireless N IP Camera

It's a great little security camera for the price. The only niggle is DC cable length, but extensions can be purchased for a few bob . have some heat

These are really good, I have one. You can buy power lead extensions on ebay reasonably cheap. Also it’s worth updating the firmware to the latest before you install.

think ill stick to wired cameras

royals

640 x480 lol


lol..

royals

think ill stick to wired cameras


this is wired and wireless..

post another comment, perhaps 3rd time lucky?

8 metre night vision is lame

640x480 is lol so lol to you

royals

8 metre night vision is lame



8m is great. Had one for 2 years ... have you?

royals

640x480 is lol so lol to you



... and just how big a picture would you like to stream to your phone?

Looks similar to the camera sold in Aldi last Sunday (though don't know if the internals / tech is the same). Same price and three year warranty.

I have the older version and for the purpose of monitoring my cat (plus my other half) is fit the bill fine. Picture obviously not HD quality but good enough. May consider getting another for the bedroom.

smallstools

Good camera, I've got one - but the latest is the FI8910W which is £69.99 … Good camera, I've got one - but the latest is the FI8910W which is £69.99 still only 640 x 480 Pixels. If you want higher resolution you want the FI9820W which is £84.99 and has 1280 x 720 Display Resolution (720P):Foscam FI9820W (Black) 720p Megapixel H.264 Wireless N IP Camera



If you call Foscam directly, you can get it for £65.
JC

these are brilliant have one setup so it sends an image via ftp everytime movement is sensed plus can view on mobile.

Got two of these, they're great for the price. I paid £96.99 for two
Edited by: "discowill" 18th Mar 2013

there motion detection is slow...if you want to send a burst of images on motion detection it misses 5-8 seconds of images between two images..can't record to video directly you need a PC switched on for recording..

audio you always hear a crackling noise....

it shud be colored, high resolution to make better use

Which dynamic DNS service is easy to use with these cameras if you want to view them over the internet?

smallstools

Good camera, I've got one - but the latest is the FI8910W which is £69.99 … Good camera, I've got one - but the latest is the FI8910W which is £69.99 still only 640 x 480 Pixels. If you want higher resolution you want the FI9820W which is £84.99 and has 1280 x 720 Display Resolution (720P):Foscam FI9820W (Black) 720p Megapixel H.264 Wireless N IP Camera



Looks like these cameras dont stay around for long. FWIW the poster commented that he recommends the FI9821W version of this camera.
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Which dynamic DNS service is easy to use with these cameras if you want … Which dynamic DNS service is easy to use with these cameras if you want to view them over the internet?


I use no-ip.org. Simple setup, plenty of info out there in webland to help you do it.

I had one of these, ended up getting launched at the wall because I couldn't figger out how to get it working. I'm not very clever

Remember that if you use this inside to look outside through a window the IR is pretty much worthless due to reflection.

As posted previously the motion detections system could be improved.

I also use no-ip for free and this normally works well

Voted HOT for the price.

B

Hot for the price... Equivalent professional equipment would cost at least 10 times this. I guess it could be used as a baby monitor too

robpow

Very good day and night picture quality thanks to the automatic IR … Very good day and night picture quality thanks to the automatic IR filter. Hot!



IR Filter? Not on this model.. Its one of the criticisms.. At night, green grass looks blue! Still a great camera, but it doesn't have an IR filter so at night, the colours are way off.

Ref the whingers earlier in the thread. The 720P version is horrible by comparison, very unreliable.

silver999

Hot for the price... Equivalent professional equipment would cost at … Hot for the price... Equivalent professional equipment would cost at least 10 times this. I guess it could be used as a baby monitor too



Yes we have the older model as a video baby monitor. Works brilliantly, much more use than an audio one.

Anyone know a cheap wired one?

Banned

*Sloman*

Standard resolution for most IP Cameras



Apart from the megapixel cameras with face recognition software!

ahahahahahaha, good look with wifi.

also this is both wired and wireless, jsut use a hardwired connection. even with i THINK a 9DB aerial this isnt good for wifi.

tek-monkey

Anyone know a cheap wired one?



This one looks like it can be used wired or wireless. It has an RJ45 port

BeerDrinker

This one looks like it can be used wired or wireless. It has an RJ45 port


That's correct

I have one of these cameras, and highly recommend it. For the money you can't get better.
Easy to set up to view video stream on my iPad of S3.

royals

8 metre night vision is lame



Actually, 8m range from IR LEDs is very good.
Not that you'd understand such things ...

I use one of these with "vitamin d " software which is free for just one camera. Excellent for viewing a whole days activity in seconds as it can recognize people and you can create zones.

jweaver

IR Filter? Not on this model.. Its one of the criticisms.. At night, … IR Filter? Not on this model.. Its one of the criticisms.. At night, green grass looks blue! Still a great camera, but it doesn't have an IR filter so at night, the colours are way off.



When using IR to illuminate at night then you cannot have an IR filter across the lens due because it would block the reflected light from the IR LEDs. Because you are using a very narrow wavelength to illuminate it's impossible to detect colour, in the same way your eyes can't detect colour under amber street lamps.

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tek-monkey

Anyone know a cheap wired one?


I got a similar wired one from DX for £15.

Gareth79

When using IR to illuminate at night then you cannot have an IR filter … When using IR to illuminate at night then you cannot have an IR filter across the lens due because it would block the reflected light from the IR LEDs. Because you are using a very narrow wavelength to illuminate it's impossible to detect colour, in the same way your eyes can't detect colour under amber street lamps.



But some models (not this one) have an IR filter which flicks in/out for night use.. Personally I leave my LEDS off, so would be happier if I had a filter so that I would get better colour reproduction.

But I am more than happy with mine.. The only problem is that its a bit of a nightmare to setup, and is a bit of a challenge if you aren't IP savvy.. Especially if you want to access it remotely...

The Wireless in particular can be a bit tricky to get working...

I have six of these things set up.

3 x FI8918W
1 x FI8910W
1 x FI9821W

This is a good camera but as mentioned the daytime colour is way off. Spend a tenner more for the FI8910W with IR Cut. Much improved colours!

I'm currently replacing all my FI8918W's with FI8910W's.

The FI9821W is a good camera too and has the ability to write to SD card.

Oh, and this camera is definately NOT the newest model.
Edited by: "jaypr" 19th Mar 2013
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