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Great reviews are found all over the Internet on this product and all tout that it is a great buy. The night vision allows it to serve as a baby monitor, nanny cam, PC cam, web cam and pretty much anything else you want it to be.


Minor complaints about sub-standard audio quality are mentioned here and there online. Others rave about the same so take that with a grain of salt.


This is a solid product that you can feel confident purchasing for any of the uses that you might use a camera for.

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Foscam FI8910W Camera Review
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REVIEW: Foscam FI8910W Nightvision Security Camera (Wireless/Wired, 3.6mm Lens)

The Foscam F18910W camera is a fantastic piece of equipment regardless of what you are planning to use it for. The various features make the camera one of the most multi-functional in its price range. Whether you are an adult looking to set up a kick butt nanny cam, or simply wanting to set up a solid security system, the Foscam can serve those purposes. It also makes a great web cam. Not many cameras provide such options at this price point.

The ultimate baby monitor or nanny cam

The most common use seems to be as a nanny cam and it is easy to see why. The fact that it is wireless and can see clearly in the dark are perfect examples of why. It also pans and tilts, giving you maximum vision of what is going on with your child and whoever is watching them. The remote capabilities are also exciting. You do not have to be at home to watch what is going on live with your child. For these reasons, the Foscam F18910W is a highly rated camera among those wanting a nanny cam.

As a baby monitor it is awesome for the same reasons. You do not have to turn on the lights and get out of bed to check on your baby or child. For this reason, you do not have to risk waking up your baby. Speaking of night vision, the Foscam has what is called an IR-cut filter that helps with visibility and preventing washed out pictures. This feature is all the rage in reviews I read, and is clearly a big reason why this product sells so well and keeps great ratings. The competition has their hands full trying to keep up with that feature.

Can it be used outside for security?

Some folks mentioned using this in a window and turning off the IR feature. Then add an IR illuminator outside to let it work from the inside. Simply aim the camera outside. The unit is not designed to work outside in the weather and elements, however.

How effective is the remote viewing?

Some people complained about the remote viewing aspect of the product, but it was actually pretty solid in most reviews. The common complaints about it were that it was tough to set up and that the audio was less than stellar over the Internet. By and large, however, the remote viewing part of the product was definitely a plus and not a drawback. At the price that this goes for on Amazon, the product is awesome in this area.

Other cool features that get high ratings

This camera also features motion sensing technology. This is awesome when you are trying to pick up or record certain actions or happenings. Motion sensing technology can trigger the unit and the recording is silent as a mouse. There are no noises to speak of when the unit is in use, leaving those with something to hide no warning that they are being “caught” in the act. If you are playing spy games, this unit is actually pretty darn good.

Another cool feature allows the product to connect with a smartphone or PC. It is supposedly tough to set up, but it does a great job once you have it hooked up.

Final Analysis

While the unit has a below average audio quality, it is right in line with other units in this price range. The bottom line is that very few complaints exist about this unit. Even the ones I did see were not all that bad and could be explained. One complaint did say that the customer service was horrible when he ordered direct from the company, but I saw tons of other reviews that raved about how good they were. This item came dangerously close in the end to getting a super rare perfect score from me, but it falls just short due to the information above. Close Foscam, but you came up just short.

Still, this is a super buy and merits the high rating bestowed upon it.
Date Reviewed: April 13, 2012, 8:14 pm
Reviewed by Rodney Southern
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