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Panasonic BL-C30

Panasonic BL-C30
alaScore 74

21 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Panasonic BL-C30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 BL-C30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

functional camera

 

worked as advertised, an expensive toy. difficult to use as night time security camera, its size shape not easy to conceal.

got it up an running w/o alot of issues ; working on 80211-b wireless ; comes with a ok windows web server

medium quality daytime image, quickly decreases with amount of available light. limited viewing angle unless you reposition the head ; no software tool set to incorperate this into your web site seam free. keep in mind its can pan/tilt so an auto ftp...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very Nice, Very Functional Camera

 

We initially bought a fixed IP camera from another manufacturer, which works fine (and is still running in another location), but which we realized would not cover the main area we wanted to view. After searching (mostly by reading reviews by other...

Easy install, easy to use, great picture, controls and functionality. Absolutely a great buy at the price and everything we wanted in an IP camera ; We really like that you can control access to the camera by accounts and that you can physically turn...

Haven't encountered any so far

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent camera, excellent Panasonic customer support

 

My wife and I wanted to keep an eye on the nanny with our baby from work. After researching the network cameras for several months, it seemed that only Panasonic cameras consistently received positive (usually glowing reviews) whereas cameras from...

Easy setup for wired or wireless connection. Excellent Panasonic customer support to walk you through every stage of configuration if you need

As with all network cameras, it takes some extra bit of work to configure it for internet viewing

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good camera ... after a lot of work

 

Compact, acceptable image quality, classy design, not too expensive.

Cannot tilt up above horizontal, no zoom.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Panasonic BL-C30A

 

Compact and well designed camera unit.

Front of the camera is silver color and reflects in the window when sun hits the camera directly.

May, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice web cam

 

Pan, tilt, and motion detection features.

Poor low light resolution.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good now, hassles at first!

 

Camera works nicely now.

Camera died after 15 minutes of use.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good now, hassles at first!

 

I would not buy it again due to reliability issues.

Camera works nicely now. Software is convenient to use (motion sensing recording, etc)

Camera died after 15 minutes of use. I called Newegg who redirected me to manufacturer. I had to jump through hoops to get authorization to send it back. I also had to spend MY MONEY on shipping to return it for repair and then waited 3 weeks until I...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent IP camera.

 

Very versatile camera, the wireless features, and hosted remote site (for internet viewing), add great value to the camera.

Slightly more expensive than others, but pan/tilt, zoom capability makes up for this.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent IP camera.

 

Set up was pretty straight forward, BUT you will want to initially set this up as a hard wired unit. Once initial setup done, switch to Wireless setup and complete this functionality.

Very versatile camera, the wireless features, and hosted remote site (for internet viewing), add great value to the camera. Everything works well out of the box

Slightly more expensive than others, but pan/tilt, zoom capability makes up for this. Some technical knowledge needed on port forwarding for Internet viewing (on your local router)

Oct, 2006

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 Communication; Stylish & compact; Human Detection Sensor; If it detects someone, it notifies you by e-mail; Color Night View mode; View images even in low light; Privacy mode; Privacy mode ensures your privacy; Setup is easy with UPnP; Even a beginner can setup the camera thanks to UPnP support; Camera control; Even when away from home, you can change the direction of the camera lens; Built-in web server.

CCTV

Camera Mechanical Design:Pan / tilt
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.4in
Height:2.9in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.9in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BL-C30/BL-C30A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:320,000 pixels

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Still Image Format:JPEG