|The Foscam FI8905 is a wireless or wired IP camera solution for outdoor use. It combines a high quality digital video camera with network connectivity and a powerful web server to bring clear video to your desktop or smartphone from anywhere on your local network or over the Internet. The high quality video image is transmitted with 30fps speed on the LAN/WAN by using MJPEG hardware compression technology. The image resultion is 640 x 480 (300k Pixels). The Foscam FI8905 camera is based on the TCP/IP standard. The control, management and maintenance of the camera is done simply by using your browser to remotely configure and upgrade the firmware. The Foscam FI8905W IP camera can reach up to 30 meters of visibility in absolute darkness with 60 infrared LED's.|
Customer Reviews of 2 Pack Foscam FI8905W Outdoor Wireless/Wired IP Camera with 30 Meter Night Vision 60 IR LEDs - Silver
If you are looking for a home security camera system and are on a tight budget, I strongly suggest giving FOSCAM a try. I started with one camera and the Blue Iris software. I now have 6 cameras and plan on adding more. While these are not HD cameras, I am saving my pennies to try a FOSCAM HD (720p) series camera. I also use the Blue Iris app on iPhone and iPad, works great. I will say that you do need to bit a little bit tech savvy as you will likely need to tweek your home router and assign fixed IP addresses. However, I have heard that Foscam has a good technical support division but I have not had a need to contact theM
Zoom and no IR cut limit usefulness9/23/2011
Shame on me for not paying more attention, but potential buyers should note that these cameras come with a 12mm lens that is a pretty big zoom. It is of no value indoors, and outdoors only if you are interested in a small area across the parking lot. Also, it has no IR cut, so colors are warped (Green is completely white).