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Panasonic BLC-20

Panasonic BLC-20
alaScore 72

23 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Panasonic BLC-20. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 BLC-20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic BLC-20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic BLC-20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

20% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BL-C20CEBL-C20CE

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic BLC-20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic BLC-20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

20% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Wireless Network Camera and Pet Cam (BL-C20A)Panasonic Wireless Network Camera and Pet Cam (BL-C20A)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

very good camera at this price

 

At this price, this is the best wireless camera available today. Just do yourself a favor and buy it! I wish Panasonic made an Outdoor version of this camera

Very good wireless range, free video recording software, built in web server works great, free Dynamic DNS service included, very good low light sensitivity at night ; Cool feature you might not know about: camera can be viewed live on a iPod touch or...

WEP privacy only (recommendation: if you have a router running DD-WRT, you can set up two wireless networks, one with WEP security for this camera, and a second with WPA for everything else ; No IR night mode, and no IR lights built in ; I haven't been...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works like a charm

 

You will have to play with all the settings.

Highly customizable, email, ftp, buffer, etc. Works like a charm once it's setup properly

The interface was written in engrish, but you can decipher it easily. No night mode

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works perfect

 

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

i own 4 wired cameras from panasonic and since they are ; working for 2 years now, i was convinced of their quality ; tried this wireless version and happy to see it working good ; just hope this one is as good as the others so i can start ; installing...

just a little patience is needed to set up

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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 ; Did not last for more than an year ; I tried resetting it, plugged it onto wired LAN ; did everything under the sun, but unfortunately it's another brick

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Panasonic BL-C20A 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless PetCam Network Camera

 

When working it was great ; I had no trouble setting up and forwarding to an FTP server and email ; Initially a good value

I bought two about a month apart ; The first one stopped working 1 month after the warranty expired. No power light and no access. I tried resetting, leaving un-powered for a week and another power supply ; The second one worked about 3 months longer...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Panasonic BL-C20A 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless PetCam Network Camera

 

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 ; It's a bonus to have Panasonic hosting a Dynamic DNS site. You may have to read the online manual to get it to work properly

The instructions could have been more clear

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very good camera for the money

 

Very happy with this product. While far from perfect, it works very well in the wireless mode. I did quite a bit of research, and in this proce range, not many wireless cameras appeared to work very well. This one works as advertized. I did need to...

Low cost, excellent monitoring software, records well, good, but not great low light viewing, wireless range very good

No WPA security (only WEP), tilt and pan don't work, camera stand isn't well thought out when dealing with the lens' field of view

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works Great

 

I am planning to order a couple of BL-C1A (RJ45 cable only hookup) to supplement the BL-C20A. Newegg did a great job packaging and promptly shipping as always.

Works as advertised, a very well made product. I did extensive research on network cameras b4 choosing Panasonic. I also have two Panasonic digital cameras that I have been very pleased with. What sold me on the Panasonic is the very reasonable price...

Had a little confusion on setting up the port forwarding in the USR router, the router didn't automatically support UPnP so I had to set the router forwarding manually. The manual on the install CD and the FAQ at the Panasonic website have enough...

Sep, 2006
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Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: Wireless LAN (802.llb/802.llg); 10x Digital Zoom Function; Multi-camera Capability; Motion Detection Function; Recording Program (Included); Color Night View Mode (4.00 lux); Cell Phone Monitoring; Buffered Images.

CCTV

Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:3.3in/3.7in
Weight:5.8oz
Width:3.3in/3.7in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BL-C20/BL-C20CE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:320,000 pixels

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Still Image Capture Speed:15frames per second
Still Image Format:JPEG