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subnet88
01-02-2013, 06:09 PM
Does anybody out there have any recommendations for a network camera to monitor a reef with LED Lighting.

I have been using old Airlink 101 AICN500W cameras for the past while, however they are starting to die. I tried a d-Link camera from Memory express, and the color was terrible.

This is the colour quality( Or better) I am looking for

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5ky72hj5vu42ai/Tank_Cam.PNG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5ky72hj5vu42ai/Tank_Cam.PNG

mark
01-03-2013, 03:42 AM
haven't gotten one yet but been see lots of positive reviews with the Foscam systems (http://foscam.ca/products/foscam-fi8910w-wireless-ip-camera.html)

viperfish
01-03-2013, 03:51 AM
I'm using this one and very happy with it http://www.dlink.com/ca/en/home-solutions/view/network-cameras/dcs-942l-enhanced-day-night-cloud-camera

FragIt Dan
01-03-2013, 04:04 AM
I have a friend that just got Foscam and loves it. I have been eyeing the foscam ones for about a year and am currently in Toronto and will be picking a few up tm for myself and a couple of friends, will likely try to get one going via my Apex and perhaps you guys can check it out :). If anyone wants me to ask the guys there any questions I'll try to look here before I go, or I can pick some up for ppl (I'm in Nanaimo though),
Dan

Seriak
01-03-2013, 04:12 AM
Foscam's are great just no SSL if you want a secure connection

viperfish
01-03-2013, 04:24 AM
The Foscam looks pretty cool.

subnet88
01-03-2013, 04:44 AM
I tried the 942l and ended up returning it due to the picture quality. I would love to see a foscam in action, does anybody have one on their tank now?

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viperfish
01-03-2013, 05:02 AM
I wasn't impressed with the 942l out of the box but after playing with the settings I was happy with the results. Let's face it 640 x 480 is only going to look so good. As a standalone camera, it is very user friendly and Dlink has done a good job with access via iphone/ipad and web browser.

mseepman
01-03-2013, 06:10 AM
I purchased the Dericam M801W. I had heard good things and it comes with true Optical zoom. Here is a link to one of the many reviews out there. http://www.dannyvanmaanen.nl/?p=965&lang=en

Price was good at $115 from eBay. Mine has the IR cut option. I don't have it running in the fish room yet, but my tests before moving were awesome.

The Dericam site is down tonight...not sure why. Hope this helps.

Denis
01-09-2013, 02:20 AM
I just received 2 Foscams FI8910W, they're not bad for the money. Still lacking dynamic range, but color is OK.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/Krakonosh/Misc/Capture1_zps270d0136.jpg

Camera is on the left side of my reef tank right against the glass.

subnet88
01-09-2013, 02:29 AM
That quality looks great. Thanks for the picture :D

Denis
01-09-2013, 02:37 AM
For the money, you can't go wrong. I got them at http://foscamcanada.com, use coupon code: happy for 20% off.
Cheers.

Rice Reef
01-09-2013, 05:21 AM
I just received 2 Foscams FI8910W, they're not bad for the money. Still lacking dynamic range, but color is OK.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/Krakonosh/Misc/Capture1_zps270d0136.jpg

Camera is on the left side of my reef tank right against the glass.

Hi Denis and Happy New Year! I am thinking about getting one as well. My doctor has several of these in his home and he showed me how it works with his iPhone. Have you tried the camera in low light or darkness? Im curious how well the IR works with the camera. Also, are they going tobe compatible with the new Windows 8? BTW, your tank looks great!

Seriak
01-09-2013, 02:39 PM
I could never get my streaming video to work in Internet Explorer on my APEX page with the foscam, and I couldn't get my outlet page to load in Chrome. Which program do you use?

riceboy
01-09-2013, 03:07 PM
I just received 2 Foscams FI8910W, they're not bad for the money. Still lacking dynamic range, but color is OK.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/Krakonosh/Misc/Capture1_zps270d0136.jpg

Camera is on the left side of my reef tank right against the glass.

forget about the camera we need to see pics of your tank that looks amazing

FishyFishy!
01-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Theres a link in his signature to his TOTM thread. Check it out.

Denis
01-10-2013, 12:59 AM
I could never get my streaming video to work in Internet Explorer on my APEX page with the foscam, and I couldn't get my outlet page to load in Chrome. Which program do you use?

I use Chrome, no problems at all.

ruslicus
01-29-2013, 05:39 PM
For the money, you can't go wrong. I got them at http://foscamcanada.com, use coupon code: happy for 20% off.
Cheers.

Just ordered one. Thx for coupon code 20% discount was a nice saving.