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Panasonic BB-HCM515

Panasonic BB-HCM515
alaScore 76

44 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic BB-HCM515

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic BB-HCM515 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic BB-HCM511A Network Camera with Two-Way AudioPanasonic BB-HCM515A Network Camera w/ 2-Way Audio

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Awesome

 

I install security cams and this one is the easiest setup (you get what you pay for) and most reliable one I have used. No other company has as user friendly and secure a setup as this cam has.

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Don't use with HDTV

 

I still swear by these Panasonic cameras but find it awkward in a HDTV world not to be able to find a smooth 30 FPS full screen robotic camera.

Camera setup fast and did as my previous BL-C10a V1.25 ; I was testing in minutes and was able to do pan easily ; Picture was large and frame rate fast on dedicated switch ; Direct video was connected and viewed on composite TV ; Multiple cameras were...

Adding an inexpensive 4 way stereo switch causes the video to revert to disabled when another source is selected ; Using the browser connected through Apple Mini with HDMI to LG 42 inch causes loss of smooth frame rate and is pixelated ; Firefox could...

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BBHCM515A network Camera review

 

I bought the product to monitor a horse barn on my ranch and after replacing he GadSpot 1600 camera I'm glad I did.The camera is excellent to use. After setting up the free DNS (furnished by Panasonic) I am able to view my barn from anywhere in the...

Great Features,Great Picture Quality,Great Sound,Simple Controls,Versatile

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Very pleased with this camera.

 

The camera performance and features are excellent. Picture quality is very good and the internal microphone is very sensitive. Operation is easy and reliable via the web. I hooked up PC speakers to the camera and it's fun to talk to the family - a...

Accurate,Compact,Operation,Performance,Sensitive,Technical Support

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Great hardware, horrible software

 

The hardware has worked flawlessly. Incredible resolution for an IP camera at this price

The included software really is horrible. Everytime you go to the camera over the web, you have to agree to the license agreement again (really tiresome about the 30th time). It installs activex controls to view the video in such a way that they have...

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Great camera for the price

 

I want to add at least three more to my setup for whole house monitoring. With POE, it's a snap to hang the camera where needed and not worry about having to be near an electrical outlet. You could even put it outside to monitor the doors and visitors...

Easy to set up. Once you have it up and running on your browser, it's fairly intuitive to make configuration changes. It will work under Firefox but you lose the volume adjustment box. Under IE everything works.

Can't think of too many. Nice camera for the money. Resolution a little grainy under low light but that's to be expected and not nearly as bad as the under $100 cameras. Has a low level night mode.

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Solid camera

 

Overall, this is a *great* camera for the price, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

640x480@30fps (over LAN, anyway), good picture quality, power over Ethernet, motion sensor, built-in microphone/speaker connection for two-way audio, SD card slot, integration with alarm system, pretty good web UI, really inexpensive camera for this...

Does not come set up to use DHCP by default, does not support non-Windows OS for viewing of live video (requires ActiveX control), no batch download of picture or video

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 and requires no additional software for the PC that you're viewing it on. All of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera. This camera features a CCD (Charged Couple Device) for sharp, enhanced image expression. The image refreshing speed (maximum) has been increased to 30 images per second for smoother displays of moving images.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed dome
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Video Format:NTSC / PAL

Equipment

Class of Equipment:Complicated network devices

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Citrix Systems/Panasonic
Model:BB-HCM511A/BB-HCM515A/Silver
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Citrix/Panasonic

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels

Service & Support

Full Contract Period:1year
Location:Shipment
Response Time:1 business day
Service Included:Advance parts replacement
Type:1 year warranty /Extended service agreement

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Computer Interface:SD (Secure Digital)
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Still Image Capture Speed:30frames per second
Still Image Format:JPEG