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Panasonic Network Camera and Pet Cam (BLC1A)
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Product Description

Package Contents:
Panasonic BL-C1A Wired Network Camera, bracket, power supply, mounting hardware, CD-ROM, software and instructions.

The Panasonic BL-C1A Wired Network Camera handles your digital photography needs at a price that won't hurt your wallet! This color surveillance camera allows remote video monitoring of a home or business. Remote home and business surveillance just got a lot more affordable. Receive an e-mail image when the home security camera detects motion--you'll always know what's going on at home or at your business. The 10X digital zoom and color night viewing makes sure you don't miss a detail. It's easy to install, easy to operate and requires no additional software for viewing on your PC. Indoor use only.

Server Features:
Image Buffer--About 250 frames (320 x 240, standard image quality). Image transfer via e-mail (SMTP) or FTP. View snapshots and control them from a compatible cellular phone Supports up to 12 cameras IPv4 Multi-Language Interface - English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese

Camera Features - 1/4 320,000 pixel CMOS image sensor 10 digital zoom Viewing Angle - 53 horizontal, 41 vertical Auto exposure Aperture - F2.8 Illumination - 10 - 10,000 lux (normal), 4-10,000 lux (night view) Motion Sensor with Email Alert Auto & manual White Balance Network Connection - RJ45 Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-X) System Requirements - Windows 98SE, 2000, ME and XP; Internet Explorer 6.0 or later Camera Dimensions(WxHxD) - 3-3/8 x 3-3/8 x 1 Weight - 0.22 lbs Networking Protocols - HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, and POP3 before SMTP

Features:
  • Color Video
  • JPEG image compression & video streaming
  • Video Resolutions - 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
  • Frame Rates (Max.) - 7.5 fps @ 640 x 480; 15 fps @ 320 x 240; 15 fps @ 160 x 120
  • Authentication - ID/Password authentication (Administrator / General Users - up to 50)

Customer Reviews:

  • Beware of ATT 2wire router
    The unit was very easy to get working and configure but I could never get it to work with the 2Wire Router that comes standard on all ATT/ Yahoo DSL accounts. The 2Wire Router does not support UDP so you can not view the images on the internet through the free provided service. There was a supposed work around for the 2Wire but after a lot of time with tech I could never get it to work.

    It did work fine when viewed on the local network but some of the feature options seemed to lock up and I had to reboot it to be able to change them....more info
  • Crappy webcam should work on any computer - it is the 21st century!
    I'm so mad at this thing. Even mac gurus could not help me to get this thing working. I thought that it could be accessed just like any other IP device, and hacked into working, but this thing would not work with my fios router. It was so frustrating to find out that the valentines gift for my wife was nothing more than a paperweight....more info
  • IT is not so great
    Well in performance I don't think it is a big deal, but I'm comparing it with an axis 206. For it's price it is ok, at least if it is all that matters, but I rather prefer an axis camera.

    Pros:
    nice look
    price

    Cons:
    not so high fps
    not so well quality of image(but ok for it's price)

    And about the software, I don't know, I don't use it.

    Conclusion:
    If you just want it for monitorig not so big areas it will do the job, and about it's zoom not a big deal.Just remember that it is cheap!!!!...more info
  • Impressive for the price
    I was impressed with the quality of this camera for the price. I am currently using it as a remote baby monitor. It was cheaper than the video monitors they sell for babies, and it's more versatile once I"m done using it for that purpose. The best part of it is the back end functionality, but overall it's a nice camera. Some points:

    1. Triggers - you can set the camera up to send photos via email or FTP whenever motion is sensed, or at a regular interval. I'm saving photos on my web server whenever the baby moves (with 10 minutes between each snapshot), and then I have a job that creates a time-lapse movie at the end of each day. Useful? Not really, but pretty cool regardless.

    2. Web Server - The web server is solid, includes authentication, and is easy to configure for inexperienced users.

    3. Image quality - The image quality during the day is surprisingly good - but remember, this isn't a large lens camera, it's a webcam. Don't expect your 640x480 images to look like they were taken with your digital camera. Instead, think camera phone but slightly better. Certainly good enough. Motion video is impressive. I don't know how it looks from a bandwidth perspective, but I'm guessing the wireless version of this camera would be comparable. "Color Night Vision" is a joke, though. It does adjust surprisingly well in low-light conditions, but overall you need light. If you have a very dim room, the image is literally black.

    Again, overall I'm impressed with the camera and feel it's a good value. ...more info