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Panasonic BL-C20A - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

Panasonic BL-C20A - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g
alaScore 74

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Panasonic BL-C20A - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 BL-C20A - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Died after 1 year


I was recommending this camera heavily for the past year and it was great. Right up to when it turned into an inert brick 2 weeks out of warranty. Caught one friend just about to buy one and stopped him.

Lots of features/options. The timer-based and motion-based triggers to store pictures in the camera's buffer was very neat. Tuning of parameters of

Died 2 weeks out of warranty - seems to be very common. The out-of-box auto-config had to be reverse engineered for Mac/Linux users (go to http://.253 :6080 - that's port 6080 in browser - tcpdump is your friend). E-mail cannot use SSL/STARTTLS so your...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Works perfect


thanks !!!! newegg arrived the next day !!!!

i own 4 wired cameras from panasonic and since they are

just a little patience is needed to set up

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Two died exactly 1 year + 4 days


I feel bad because I recommended this to about half a dozen people.

Worked well, decent firmware and internet connectivity

Like the last two posters, I had two die shortly (4 days!) after the warranty expired.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

The camera died on me after just one year!!


I am very cross at Panasonic for producing a network camera with such low reliability.

Was good while it lasted :(

The Camera suddenly died today.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Panasonic BL-C20A 640x480,320x240,160x120 Wireless Camera - Retail


When working it was great.

I bought two about a month apart.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Camera, works as advertised


After learning and figuring out everything about how the camera works and how to set it up, I'm going to order several more. Really nice units once you are used to them. I am running through RJ-45 to a Netgear Gigaswitch, up through an SMC router. No...

This camera works great, and is a high-quality hardware product. Excellent for lower light environments (and normal light), and good price per image quality standpoint. Comes with great mounting solution. Not hideous to look at. Easy to access from the...

Could use a little faster processor. I wish it had much more onboard memory for buffered images, considering how dirt cheap memory is these days. The setup is a little tiresome due to babelfish-translated Chinese to English literature. The haphazard...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Well, it works..


I would give it a 5, but the setup was confusing. Also, the manual is awful. The English translation is so bad in some spots that it adds to the confusion of the setup. So, a 10 minutejob turned into an hour. Camera is also slow. It can take minutes to...

Decent picture, Zoom feature is neat,wireless works well, comes with a nice wall mount bracket, free dynamic DNS account for access over the web..yeah! I can see my driveway from work! Looks well made. The camera, not the driveway!

Where to start..the setup was horrid. Took multiple tries. I think my issue was trying to set a static IP. I could set the static IP during the wired setup, but when I went wireless, it never seemed to connect. Had to use dynamic IP.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Awesome Camera, works very well


WiFi 802.

Camera refreshes slowly overall, probably due to a slow processor.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Panasonic BL-C20A 640x480,320x240,160x120 Wireless Camera - Retail


Follow the directions exactly as they are written. Even if you don't plan to use it as they might lead you to believe.

Easy enough to set up. Resolution looks good.

The instructions could have been more clear.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

very satisfied


using to monitor locations in the house since we've had issues with the liquor cabinet, etc. teenagers...grrrr...

works straight from the box. very easy to setup motion detection, email notifications and ftp image transfers. image quality is decent for the

pre&post image buffering is rather unclear ; one needs to experiment a bit to get it right. the user authentication is not secure, so logging in as admin via ddns anyone can sniff the password (this is a major oversight by panasomic). also, email...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

These cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA1. 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. This camera can communicate wirelessly with standard 802.11b or 802.11g wireless devices, allowing the flexibility to install and operate the camera without running network wires, and utilizing SSID filtering and powerful 40/64/128 bit WEP encryption helps to protect your wireless network from illegal intrusion. This network camera is truly easy to install and use in most cases. With industry standard automatic configuration (UPnP), the camera and your router or PC will automatically decide the best settings allowing you to access your camera without any complicated setup. Once connected, using a simple Web browser, just enter in your free, permanent Web address which comes with the camera and you can see and move the camera! It's that simple.