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Panasonic BB-HCM515

Panasonic BB-HCM515
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5 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Panasonic BB-HCM515. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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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.

Nov, 2009

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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...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

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...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

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.

Jun, 2008

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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

Apr, 2008

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.


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


Class of Equipment:Complicated network devices


Manufacturer:Citrix Systems/Panasonic
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Citrix/Panasonic

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels

Service & Support

Full Contract Period:1year
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