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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 75

553 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 user reviews of Panasonic BL-C131A - Network camera - pan / tilt - color ( Day&Night ) - 802.11b, 802.11g from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Buyer Beware!

 

If you purchase a used or refurbished Panasonic camera chances are the cameras been registered with viewnetcam.com from the previous owner. This means you'll have to contact Panasonic (800-272-7033) to clear the previous account otherwise you won't be...

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Excellent Product

 

I seldom write review but this product is so good that I think I should write a few line. I bought this for baby / nanny monitoring. It is very easy to use. The installation CD basically set it all up. The image and sound quality is excellent. I...

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.

CCTV

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BL-C131A
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
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