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8.2 out of 10

Foscam FI8905E

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Reviews and Problems with Foscam FI8905E

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Overall 2

Avoid this camera.

LifeGuard C., Newegg
10 April 2014
  • Summary: I am looking at other outdoor brands of POE cameras. Foscam just isnt cutting it.
  • Pros: Works. During the day.
  • Cons: Shuts off whether on POE or hard wired at night time when the IR kicks on.
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Overall 2

User Review

Dons C., Newegg
22 July 2013
  • Pros: There is no Pros with this camera.
  • Cons: This camera is not good, the view is to small.
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Overall 6

Mixed feelings

Nicholas W., Newegg
11 July 2013
  • Summary: Low frames at 640x480, very choppy video. MJPEG compression is only choice. Overall I don't think this camera is worth the purchase unless you REALLY are on a tight budget. I've used Trendnet IP POE cams in the past, and not had the issues that I have had with this brand.
  • Pros: Good price. POE, pretty good day image / color quality. Night vision LED's shine for a great distance. Fairly nice software.
  • Cons: Motion in video is blurry with NV. Threaded stud for camera mount broke easily on 1 of the 2 cameras I purchased. Misleading advertisement - actually came with 4MM lens, not 6MM! 1 camera failing to stay initialized when NV is active. Other camera is ok with NV until logged into camera, then cuts off transmission if a change is made, such as brightness, have to power cycle POE switch, and the camera comes back to life. No POE port power requirements stated for cameras...
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Overall 8

Update on this product

Rebecca E., Newegg
25 June 2013
  • Summary: Will update this review ones all is done and let you know what happened.
  • Pros: IPCam Central came through. Foscam did not.
  • Cons: I still don't recommend the Foscam FI8905E but that's a Foscam issue not IPCam Central
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Overall 4

Update on the cam that couldn't

Rebecca E., Newegg
13 June 2013
  • Summary: Anyway IP Cam Central is not a company you want to deal with. My next step is to try contacting Foscam and see if they will stand behind the product.
  • Pros: It worked once. I give them 2 eggs for having a great daytime pic.
  • Cons: Well, IPCam Central finally got back to me but instead of giving me an RMA I had to talk with their tech support. Ok, I get that, so support tells me it must be that my PoE switch can’t supply the power when the IR comes on, but I tell them that my PoE specs at 15.4W per port and using the specs of the power supply that came with the camera and ohm's law the camera should not pull more then 10W. Well, can you hear the crickets? I can! Nothing, no replay to why my came...
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Overall 2

during the day time

Rebecca E., Newegg
9 June 2013
  • Summary: Trying to RMA it but get an error saying its not an option.
  • Pros: Nice Web interface. Great image for 640x480
  • Cons: Camera stops all connection when it switches to night mode. Can't reset it or get the image back until the IR is off and its in day mode.
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