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Foscam FI9828P 1280x960p Weatherproof Wireless Outdoor Pan & Tilt Security Camera $150 + FS @ Amazon

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I think this is usually in the $220-$240 range
  • 3x Optical Zoom, 1280 x 960p Display Resolution, H.264 compression for smoother video & smaller files, Wireless B/G/N compatible, IP66 Weatherproof, PTZ Outdoor Camera
  • The night vision IR light range is up to 8 meters during night time. During the daytime, the range is much larger, 20+ meters.
  • Compatible with free Foscam iOS and Android Apps, Supports IEEE 802.11n Wireless Connection, Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption, Audio Jacks for External Mic & Speakers. Supported Operating Systems - Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 & macOS. Supported Browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
  • Features an IP66 hardened outdoor waterproof enclosure; Provides for remote viewing & recording over the local network or the internet through a PC or smartphone (iOS and Android)
  • Cloud enabled camera for live viewing and storage via FoscamCloud (free trial included), or record to your computer's hard drive. H.264 compression for smoother video and smaller file sizes.
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I think this is a good price. The optical zoom might be nice. I almost bought it last year when it was on sale for around $180ish. I think I will get it now.
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I have been through a lot of security cameras, for myself and clients. Most brands have some lemons and I got one with a Foscam FI8910W. It set up fairly easy, but lasted less than a month and then was dead . . . tried a new PS, no luck, support - no help. I replaced it with a different brand. I am only posting this because I see the reviews are not great on this unit either, so it may not all be operator error.
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Not a good buy.

Crappy brand camera, for the same price you could get a Dahua PTZ 4x zoom, 2mp.
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Not a good buy.

Crappy brand camera, for the same price you could get a Dahua PTZ 4x zoom, 2mp.
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Hi Chipt4,

Dahua recently redid their website - breaking a lot of the links a number of us have for reference purposes.

Here's their current list of PTZ cameras
http://me.dahuasecurity.com/me/pr...era-5.html

You can find better discussions of their PTZ cameras at ipcamtalk as well as reviews by members, as well as recommendations of vendors they have used to obtain good deals.

Looked at this product, and noted the following:
1) smaller than many outdoor PTZ - good and bad ( good is often nicer, easier to install, bad - less electronics in it - thus for example 3x optical zoom )
2) foscam - as a brand many at ipcamtalk have negative impression
3) 1280x960 - only a bit better than 720p. I prefer 1080p or better as 1080p typically does not cost much more.
4) IR lights inside the dome - can be problematic due to internal IR light reflections of the dome into the lens. Ideally want a non-dome for outdoors - you maybe able to get around this with external IR lights. ( one review said that didn't work for some reason.. seems odd to me that it would not )
5) Remember mounting location is critical - too high and it will be challenging to get a good ID shot.
6) PTZ - if unmanned you maybe better off with a normal fixed camera ( for this price you can get a really nice Dahua OEM starlight )

btw - this is the full review I was looking at the video:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/custome...f=va_cr_lb

update:
SD29204T-GN - this model or the wifi version would work well under a cover porch ( SD29204T-GN-W = wifi version )
SD49225T-HN - this model or the 20x 12x versions would work very nicely, they do cost more - but the zoom is very nice as is their speed to rotate ( SD49212T-HN. SD49220T-HN )
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Wooo! Thanks for the info dump, I will sink my teeth in Big Grin
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Wooo! Thanks for the info dump, I will sink my teeth in Big Grin
Happy to help out chipt4

Check out this sample from the more expensive PTZ models ( they're about 2x the price of this foscam ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Bg8RLGP-8
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PTZ - if unmanned you maybe better off with a normal fixed camera ( for this price you can get a really nice Dahua OEM starlight )
Can you have it default to do something like a "patrol scan", say move from x:1 y:1 to x: 180 y: 1 at 5 degrees per second? Then if I want to manually control it, I can override that?

I have been interested in installing a camera for a while, and am willing to setup an extra PC to act as a server running BlueIris, I assume it's compatible? Would it also be compatible with a more run of the mill commercially available NVR?

Sorry, I'm sure I could find the answers to this with some digging, and I will, heh. But I did see a video from a dahua starlight camera that was very impressive (night time performance).

I actually don't necessarily need the PTZ but would like to research it a bit, I do have some friends that could benefit from it who might seek my advice on the subject. (I see the starlight PTZ models get rather expensive quickly, I'd like to keep individual cameras at least <$200)
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Happy to help out chipt4

Check out this sample from the more expensive PTZ models ( they're about 2x the price of this foscam ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Bg8RLGP-8
Holy cow, my jaw dropped! That's impressive. I may just save my pennies for a higher end model.
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Can you have it default to do something like a "patrol scan", say move from x:1 y:1 to x: 180 y: 1 at 5 degrees per second? Then if I want to manually control it, I can override that?

I have been interested in installing a camera for a while, and am willing to setup an extra PC to act as a server running BlueIris, I assume it's compatible? Would it also be compatible with a more run of the mill commercially available NVR?

Sorry, I'm sure I could find the answers to this with some digging, and I will, heh. But I did see a video from a dahua starlight camera that was very impressive (night time performance).

I actually don't necessarily need the PTZ but would like to research it a bit, I do have some friends that could benefit from it who might seek my advice on the subject. (I see the starlight PTZ models get rather expensive quickly, I'd like to keep individual cameras at least <$200)
Hi Chipt4,

I don't have one yet, so I'll pass along info from what I have been reading.

1) Yes, works with Blue Iris.
2) Patrol scan - not certain, I know some users used alarm trigger to instruct camera to move to areas ( look for reviews from Nayr or check out his youtube videos )
3) Certainly the PTZ works with Dahua OEM NVRs.
4) PTZ camera sometimes need more power, so double check that - some require PoE+ switches, some are OK with PoE.
5) Hard to find outdoor rated quality PTZ for < $200

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Holy cow, my jaw dropped! That's impressive. I may just save my pennies for a higher end model.
Indeed! - I've got a nice jar I'm filling up w/change for that one ;-)
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