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Panasonic BB-HCM311 Series Web Cameras

Panasonic BB-HCM311 Series Web Cameras
alaScore 76

21 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Panasonic BB-HCM311 Series Web Cameras. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic BB-HCM311 Series Web Cameras is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic BB-HCM311 Series Web Cameras from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic BB-HCM311A Network Camera w/ 2-Way AudioPanasonic BB-HCM311A Network Camera w/ 2-Way Audio

Dec, 2018


Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Panasonic BB-HCM311


Panasonic has improved its already impressive recipe for small IP cameras.

For the price Panasonic is offering an excellent deal as the BB-HCM311 delivers excellent image quality while the higher frame rate makes for much smoother viewing. Full motion detection and two-way audio capabilities combined with a wealth of trigger...

Nov, 2005

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Great security cam


Got this for home after getting the Panny C-140 for work, and it's great. It will e-mail you an alert that motion has been detected and you can set times that it works. Have to get POE injector (got mine at Newegg for cheap) so it's significantly more...

Cost; ease of set-up; motion detection; sound; good home security system; POE industry-standard

On-screen instructions hard to understand (but fine with manual); self-seal necessary for outdoor use. Must use IE to get sound (ActiveX needed)

Feb, 2011

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Work fine


Would like if it was wireless with battery backup.

Nice camera and features. Ok software

Picture is not as good as I would have liked. Response time seemed a little slow

Jan, 2009

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A great network cam!


This camera has been flawless.

Software set itself up for local lan access with one click, set itself up wit the router for internet access with one click, HOW SIMPLE IS THAT! Video is great using a PC on the Lan with the cam, slower but good via internet. Audio is great either way....

None. Digital zoom is what it is, don't complain about it when it shows in the specs it doesn't come with a zooming lens. Pay for an upper camera if this matters to you

Aug, 2008

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Panasonic BB-HCM311A 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Network Camera with 2-Way Audio


Overall I'vm pleased with this camera.

Nice appearance and good construction quality. Easy to set up and operate. Good picture and fair low light response which is better than the Axis 207. Good audio quality

The motion capture is full screen as there are no user selectable capture windows like the Axis 207W I own. Wishing for a software upgrade which includes this ability

Jul, 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. In order to get to the camera the first time, you must have a network that can find, as that is the IP address of the camera. You can use the...

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

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Good Value and Performanc


I paired this with an existing Linksys 54G wireless bridge and it works flawlessly. In this price range, there simply is no equal to this camera. I tried for years to get a cheaper CMOS network camera for $100 to $250 (Linksys and D-Link come to mind)...

Excellent Color Night Mode ; Fast Response ; Many Options for Saving Captures

Digital Zoom Hard to Figure Out

Jan, 2008

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Happy Customer


Good Quality for the Price. I have this camera setup in my Garage coupled with a motion light, and Im very happy with it. I couldnt believe how good the quality was when I plugged it in. Software that comes with Camera is very easy to use. You can...

Web client on Camera can be very difficult to setup. If you dont know how to configure FTP,SMTP, and advanced setings on your Router, then I would recommend just sticking with the provided software

Sep, 2007

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Worth every penny. And the digital zoom is not all that bad.

Great picture quality inside your network and about 90% of that outside your network. The frame rate is great even at the highest resolution. Built in web software gives all the control you could ask for

The only thing I could want is a temporary guest account that lasts for a certain period of time

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

These cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA. Place them in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else that you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required on location! They are easy to install and operate and require no additional software for the PC that you're viewing them on. Each camera also comes with a free Web address, which can track the camera automatically. All you need is a regular Web browser to view them on your PC, as all of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera. Use of the built-in microphone and a separately purchased amp-equipped speaker enables two-way voice communication (transceiver system) between the network camera and a PC used to monitor the camera image. In addition to conventional monitoring of images and sound, voice messages can be transmitted from the PC to the network camera. Voice transmission and reception can be switched easily from the PC used to monitor the image. The BB-HCM311A 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. The BB-HCM311A features an SD Memory Card slot for recording images captured by the network camera directly onto an SD Memory Card (sold separately). Voices cannot be recorded. Panasonic's cameras are attached through an Ethernet connection (or router) and power source, you don't need a computer at each location you want monitored. Each camera has a built-in Web server with IP address. To view the camera's images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable Web browser and type in the cameras specified Internet address (password optional). Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is 120


Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed dome
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:320,000 pixels

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG