This is my second camera and I love them even on a Mac.
9 August 2013
Summary: I bought one of these 5 years ago to watch my dog while I'm at work. I keep the browser window open in the corner of my laptop all day and it works great. I am on a Mac so the functionality is not as good as on a PC but, I can pan and tilt remotely. I can also access it on my iPhone and iPad. The web link is free - no monthly cost. Panasonic has a great help line for setting it up. I bought this one on eBay because I bought a bigger house and want more views.
Summary: Nice baby camera but that's where it stops. You don't pay $300 for a baby camera or if you do, you probably have too much disposable income. For the price you are expecting to get a camera with pan/zoom capabilities AND remote access, which is key. This is where this product falls flat on its face. No Mac support of any kind. No software, video feed only but no sound. Connecting it wirelessly requires a PhD and is a b!tch and half.
Summary: I have 4 of these cams. Extremely reliable, easy to program, and from a reputable manufacturer. Bottom line, however, is that these are probably about to become obsolete, at least in terms of expenses. There are newer cams that do, essentially, the same thing for 1/3 of the price.
Summary: After reading all of the glowing reviews, I had to try it out. I can understand why so many people loved it, 6-8 years ago, but there are several other cameras on the market now that offer better video quality for less money. The Foscam camera has much better video quality and offers all the same options, but sells for $90. I connected both cameras and viewed them on the same monitor at the same time, side by side. Hands down, the Foscam looked much better.
Great security cam or whatever you need an internet cam for.
15 September 2011
Summary: I have two and this is my third. They work great. Complicated to install however. I am going to buy one more. YOu can view up to four cams on one screen with the browser software. Panasonic has good phone support also.
Summary: These camera's seem to work fine. I have mounted it in a unheated outdoor enclosure and have gone through a very hot summer and cold winter with no issues at all. The lens works ok for just keeping a eye on things but I wouldn't use this if you are looking to read number plates and so on.
Summary: I set up my camera to connect to my wireless network and send an MMS message to my cell phone with a photo once every ten minutes if motion is detected. This was free by using my wireless phone provider's email-to-MMS gateway. Also, if motion is detected I have it set up to continuously upload images to a free FTP host. This has worked great and always detects people correctly. I've been using this setup for 6 months so far and it has only given around two false alarms.