Pros: I have been looking for a network camera under $150.00, this is the right price, so I ordered one. Set up was easy, no trouble connecting to my wireless network. I installed the camera so I can see my front door porch. I have random people ringing my door bell and I want to see who they are before answering the door. I called tech support and configured motion sensed e-mail notification. It took a while but it’s working now. I get an e-mail with a photo attached when ...
Pros: I set this thing up in about 5 minutes and it's been working pretty well. I'm doing some pretty basic video monitoring. I haven't messed around with the software too much yet but I was able to configure all of my settings in the web browser.
Pros: I really liked the camera when it was working. For the price (on sale), it's was a good camera. Pan and zoom, night vision, and resolution pretty good. I was about to purchase a second camera when this one died.
Cons: Quit working after 2 1/2 months and I'm required to pay return shipping. Six days later and I'm still awaiting a so called return call from customer service.
Pros: they look better than Foscam 8910 from the outside.
Cons: Even after firmware update. Wifi drops multiple times a day. having to power reset them 2-3 times just to get connected back makes these unreliable. picture quality is NOT better than the 8910 model like some of the reviews mentioned. i have 3 foscam. 1-8918 and 2-8910. picture is better than the 8918 but the 8910 is much better in color AND nighttime. all 3 foscam camera DO not have a single drop! same router same config same location. pretty much useless is you can ...
Summary: Once it becomes unresponsive, you can occasionally restart it to get it working again, but usually, you have to pull it, perform a hard reset, then configure it all over again.
Pros: Initially does all that it says it will do.
Cons: This camera only connects for a few hours at a time. I've connected it via wireless and network cable. The camera, once setup, will seem to run fine for three or four hours, after which it becomes unresponsive.
Summary: Setup was actually very easy if you know what to do. Camera works very well at night and the motion detection is good. My Synology NAS server recognizes the camera, so I can access it from my phone, tablet or any web browser, and with DDNS setup on the NAS, from anywhere in the world now. Slick. To setup: 1) Connect to your Router with provided network cable 2) Power on.
Pros: Good night vision, seems fairly sturdy, Wifi works well, compatible with my Synology DS211J NAS which allows easy web access to the view of the camera
Cons: Provided documentation weak for beginners. Watching the recorded video clips remotely uses an uncommon codec, so you will need to download a 3rd party video player to view recorded clips from a phone or tablet. Included mounting screws are TINY and easy to lose.