Summary: I purchased one of these to replace a Pansonic BB-HCM371A that gave me many years of good service. Unfortunately, the image on the BB-HCM531A has a large blurry spot right in the middle of image. It looks to me that there is some kind of defect in the protective clear globe that protects the lens. Panasonic email customer service could not help me and referred me to an 800 number.
Summary: Here's the deal. I'm not an i t specialist but this is what my guy told me about the camera. 1. active x is a product of microsoft so you pretty much have to use internet explorer to use camera effectively...most people do not have internet explorer on their smart phones. 2. wep vs.wpa?? not sure about what that means in technology speak but if you intend on recording with a p c on a network using the wireless capability of the camera you will be very vulnerable. 3.