Pros: Camera does take pictures and send them to you in email. Placed in a window facing outside, you will know when your kids come home and when packages are delivered.
Cons: Abismal customer support. You can find Youtube videos from Foscam showing you how to set most things up, but no troubleshooting. Interface is not user friendly either. When you need help website LIvechat kicks you from one IT person to the next without talking to you. It actually kicks you off the system if you wait too long for them to respond. It took a couple of hours trying to get someone on Livechat to help, finally they told me that my password didn't work becau...
Summary: The boss brought in her Foscam FI8916W model for me to test. Thank goodness Foscam makes a tool to tell me what IP address this device uses, because it keeps changing its mind on what its address wants to be. Now that I've gotten into the interface, I've decided to lock in the IP address by making it static. I'm an IT manager, so not sure how regular folk would deal with it.
Works as good as the 8910, but you have to pay for DNS service
9 August 2013
Summary: With the 8910 you get three years if free DNS service which allows you to remote view and control the camera. With the 8916 you get 20 days and then you have to pay $25 a year. If you have multiple cameras it adds up fast.
Great cam... but VERY difficult to setup wireless.
Andres Molina P "CiberComercio", Amazon
24 July 2013
Summary: Excellent image quality and not hard to install if using the cable connection.... but it's a completely different story if you want to use it wireless. I consider myself a person with good technical knowledge... but even I had a lot of trouble setting up the wireless connection... and after two days of trial and error... I was able to make it work... but it still has some problems. Their forums are FULL of people having trouble with the wireless setup. A great product...
Summary: I'm pretty tech savvy. I have other cameras from other companies that can effectively and dynamically connect themselves to the Internet with all the trouble of setting static IP's, port forwarding, dynamic dns. Just too much of a hassle. Also, camera firmware tells you to go to Dyn/Dns for free services that aren't there. Camera itself seemed to pan and tilt pretty fluidly and quickly-but didn't have much time to test.
Summary: I ordered this unit from FOSCAM.US on their Memorial Day sale. The unit they sent displayed a very, very green and pink picture. I called their support. After trouble-shooting, the tech support person said to send it back. So, I had to pay to ship it back ($8.91), and to add insult to injury, they charged me a $1.74 restocking fee!!! I used paypal and they are not very customer friendly! They allowed the restocking fee to be charged!
Summary: The FOSCAM camera's are OK cameras with some mild issues if you get a bad power supply. The software interface via Internet Explorer and Chrome was pretty bad until I updated the firmware. Much better now. Don't let the description fool you, this isn't really a "wide-angle" lens in that the field of view is about the same as the other FOSCAM cameras I have.
Summary: The picture shown is of the older model, there is no green led on the new Fl8918W. Also these camera do not quite work with Macintosh. You need a web browser (internet explorer) that has ActiveX to use all of the features for this camera, yes I have talked to Foscam about this. Using Safari or FireFox, you can setup these cameras, but it won't be because Foscam made it easy. No audio with these browsers.
Summary: - Setup was easy. (though no audio on the Mac sucks - good thing I have a PC) - Controls are good. - Image Quality is poor. . Even my $10 HP webcam can do 720p and provide way better image quality. This one maxes out at 640x480. - Sound quality is mediocre; lots of hum. - Mounting system is good - Build quality looks good. - Value is decent I'm undecided about returning it. I'm not sure if the image quality is acceptable.