$260 IR Outdoor 'Speeddome' Tested

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Apr 20, 2016

Just $260 for an outdoor 'speeddome' form factor with integrated IR, wireless, HD video and more?

Pricing has certainly come down (e.g., we recently tested a ~$750 Hikvision speeddome), but $260 for a PTZ is eye opening.

We bought a Foscam FI9828P, based on a few member's requests, to understand how well it truly worked and failed.

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******* *** ********* **** **** (*.*., ** ******** ****** * ~$750 ********* *********), *** $*** *** * *** ** *** opening.

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Physical ********

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IR *****

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Focus ******

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Image *******

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Daytime ***** *******

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Test **********

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Comments (4)

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