Summary: I bought this camera so that the grandparents of my children can watch and hear them play from the other side of the earth. The benefits of something like this is that it is very simple: just connect, set a few things, and anyone with the right login/password can look at the camera and audio streamed live in a web browser. I was looking for 3 things: ease of use, quality, and featurs, in this order.
Great Price to Perfomance Security Camera with GREAT Software!
A. Thomas, Amazon
11 April 2008
Summary: Gotta make this short so I'm using bullets. I've owned two of these for over two years. One is used as a grandma cam, the other a dog cam. I've tried the High-end Toshiba and Axis and sent them back because good recording software is critical for later review. PRO's - Absolutely flawless reliability. - Great Included Recording Software (Far better then Toshiba & Axis) - Motion Sensor setting are spot-on and highly configurable. - Easy to setup free DDNS service.
Summary: I looked for a camera such as this one for quite a while, don't be fooled by the rating for your digital zoom, it pixles out so bad after just one or two times magification. If, I had known how bad it was I wouldn't have bought two of them. Only buy IP Cameras with Optical Zoom's.Learning was expensive.......
Summary: does everything and more than i thought. panasonic customer service is the best. but i am not a programer, more than 2 calls to panasonic to get up and running. vista has issues with this item and linksys router too. went to a netgear router and worked with no bugs. downside not plug and play. i still do not understand why email photos work for 5 days then i have to reconfigure again.