Foscam FI8918W on

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The Good

  • Pretty inexpensive network camera
  • Very easy setup – took less than two minutes
  • Works great on
  • Foscam App for iPhone, $5 provides remote PTZ
  • Equipped with wifi, night vision, audio
  • Can turn off IR from web interface
  • Foscam has a huge online community for support/modding, etc.

The Bad

  • Daytime colors are slightly washed out from IR
  • No color adjustment features
  • Dependent on IE/Active X for several features (audio, multiple cameras)

The Foscam FI8918W acts as an excellent baby monitor for the price. The camera is loaded with features, including wifi, night vision, PTZ, and it's really easy to setup... which you need, because babies are tough, right? If one of these isn't enough, you can also buy a two-pack for $160 on Amazon.