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Foscam FI8904W

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Reviews and Problems with Foscam FI8904W

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Overall 8
8.0

Camera is good - Support is weak

Bob Creek, Adorama
16 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this camera to experiment a bit with home surveillance.<br />The setup is easy and the camera seems to have good quality.<br />So far the only problem is related to the bolt that holds the camera to the bracket. It is made of weak metal. The first time I tried to adjust the camera after installing it, that bolt broke right in the middle. I did not even bother calling the manufacturer. I just went to a hardware store and replaced it with a regular steel bolt.
  • Pros: Robust
  • Cons: Narrow Angle
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Overall 8
8.0

A good buy

David Robert Butler, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: This was my first experience with a security camera, and I needed to use it on a Linux operating system. It took me a while to work out the IP address for the camera on my wifi router, but then it worked fine. I had trouble when I tried to change the admin password, and needed to call Foscam for help. They quickly resolved the problem for me. Overall really good value for the price paid.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good cameras! But try the FI8905's if you want a better quality picture

Mr. Charles Stallard, Amazon
7 April 2014
  • Summary: The cameras are overall very good and they are priced well. There are a lot of cameras out there which are cheap and rubbish. These are well built and the images look the part. Foscam do do better quality cameras very similar to this with a 1.3megapixel lens which is what I eventually went for as the picture is much better! The setup is very simple I encountered no problems however I am quite technical.
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Overall 4
4.0

overt complicated software

john kiddey, Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Great picture BUT you need to be a real computer geek to work it because the instructions are full of jargon and leave the ordinary bloke completely lost
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't use outside

J R Hawley, Amazon
27 March 2014
  • Summary: We bought 6 of these camera's to set up an outside security system specifically to record any events such as intruders in our gardens or walking around our large detached house. My comments here might not be relevant to every one. It depends on what you want from these cameras. Generally the cameras are well made and good quality. The picture quality is good and the infra red at night time is also good. I had an electrician install and set up the cameras.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not suitable for Outdoor/External Use

Tony Leatham, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: I ordered this camera following a break in and wanted to improve my home security. I have a degree in electronic engineering and was stupidly duped by the misleading naming of this product both here at Amazon and on Focscam's own website. The unit is NOT suitable for outdoor use - it is powered by a 5VDC adapter which is a normal 13 amp mains plug type and not in anyway suitable for external use.
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Overall 8
8.0

it works

Mr. T. Moss "Nano", Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: I have mine indoors connected through home plugs and it works really well, its been up for over 30 days and still working as I set it up
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the Job

Just, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: I have bought 2 of these now and my only gripe is that the Focal length is terrible. This really needs to be a wideangle and it would be perfect. Linked up with no problems and updated to the latest Firmware.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good camera, very poor software

Chris C, Amazon
13 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera is very good value for money but the software supplied on CD didn't work, this was remedied by downloading a newer version from [...] If you are running Windows 7 or above then you can forget any ideas of recording the video on your PC as the default path doesn't work and any attempt to change it is met with a " Set default path Fail! " message. I've tried changing folder ownership and permissions but that doesn't work either.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mount fails and snaps after 4 Months

Mr. M. Horton, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: The mount is very weak and fails after 16 weeks of usage, just snapped off in a strong wind. Had to buy another mount for it as there is no way to contact the seller through Amazon. I was surprised that Amazon does not support the 1 yr warranty and Foscam refuse to deal with customers who purchased from Amazon.
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