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Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g

Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g
alaScore 76

24 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 24 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: Interos (

It kinda works


It's tilt and swivel

Acquiring video from applications seems to lack a standard for interoperability ; There is a less than optimal web interface with plug-ins ; The user-presets don't appear to be able to be selected as default home if the device is powered off and on...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Comson (

Amazing Camera


It definitely worth the money.

Very easy to setup most of the part and the free access from the Internet is very nice. Great quality

I still can't the email client to setup to send me notifications

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Codemonkey (

Great wireless home camera


I see others have had problems setting up the camera. One does need to know how to set up a wireless device on a LAN network, SMTP/FTP settings and such. I can vouch that this device does work properly if you understand the before-mentioned technology....

This camera has great web server software. It will stream a very decent quality video stream to your browser. One can log into the camera's web server with a mobile phone like an iPhone and it will actually stream video to Safari. It can email, text or...

Not much really. At this price, you really can't ask for much more

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Gary (

Panasonic BL-C131A


Once working it's a decent camera and does what it is supposed to do

It's a bear to set up to your liking...and I still haven't figured out the pre and post trigger image settings. I also can not get it to connect to my Linksys router if I have wireless security set up. It will only connect when I have wireless security...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Enzeder (

Best consumer camera I've used...


The power brick and camera can get pretty hot which makes me wonder about the long term reliability (the first one we bought is now about 2 yrs old).

This is the second BL-C131A I've bought, and other than one being DOA, they have been a joy to own

Low light ability is poor - but it's not advertised as being great, and doesn't have a light source

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic BL-C131A


Just a poor, poor experience. The software that ships with this camera constantly locks up and was obviously written by someone with little or no English skills. Bad grammar, hanging text and many times it refers to information that is not even...

Nice compact design. Well made hardware. Typical great Newegg service

The entire user experience. Just plain awful in every way

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: docno (

Amazing network cam


I think I'll buy a second one for front door surveillance.

The camera was a breeze to setup. If you are computer savvy, you won't need the instructions, just a little common sense. The camera gets great wireless reception throughout my apartment, especially the baby's room (the most important spot). The web...

Price could be lower. 802.11N would have been nice

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: CosmicElvis (

Better than expected


I dunno, this is my first pet cam, but I'm very impressed with the camera and tech support.

The pros for this camera are a lot. It is very customizable, has a detailed menu/setup/control panel. The phone tech support is outstanding. I've owned very little Panasonic stuff, and it was great to speak to a human who really understood what they...

The only con I found was the lack of an instant record button. Although you can set it up to trigger on heat, motion and time. I just wish it had a record instant button

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: musuk2bu (

Wireless IP camera with pan, tilt, zoom,sound


This camera is perfect for anyone wanting to keep an eye on things while away.  You can set it up to be viewed by all, or just yourself, via internet or even your cell phone.  You can set up timers, sensors, or motion to be recorded in the buffer, or...

You don't even need a computer on site, once you have set up the camera/s


Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: erazo (

Inexpensive Wireless PetCam


I've used this camera for over a year and have been very pleased with its performance.

Phone support; WPA2 security; free dynamic DNS; accessible from mobile phone; built-in

Poor low-light performance; no video recording

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Place this plug-and-play camera in your home, office, vacation home, or almost anywhere else you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location. The camera can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, with no additional software required. All of the other required software is already inside the camera. With the built-in heat sensor, the camera can be set to record and/ or notify you by email when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room. With the built-in Privacy mode, your privacy is protected by simply pressing a button. An indicator on the front of the camera turns red, and you know at a glance that the camera is now only accessible by you. The camera can also be set up to show a green light when the camera is being accessed. The camera can be set to automatically record video at certain times and certain speeds. In addition, with optional, external sensors attached to the camera, it's possible for the camera to email or record when triggered by motion, sound, light, timer, or even a push button. These convenient functions eliminate your need to constantly check the image.


Camera Mechanical Design:Pan / tilt
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Network Interface:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Still Image Capture Speed:30frames per second
Still Image Format:JPEG