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Panasonic BL-C140A
5.9 out of 10

Panasonic BL-C140A

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Overall 4
4.0

OK, but did not last as long as it should

mark11223344, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • Summary: Purchased this camera Feb 2011, after less than 3 years it went dead, while it was working it was "OK" but for the money (I paid over $300) it simply was not worth it as there are so many other cameras on the market.
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Overall 2
2.0

broken out of box

Tarma, Amazon
16 July 2012
  • Summary: First camera never worked. Just a blinking amber light (about 1 per second). Second camera worked for a few minutes, then back to the same blinking amber light problem. I'm not going to try for a third! On the other hand, Amazon made returns easy.
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Overall 10
10

My first surveillance camera

James L Smith, Amazon
14 June 2012
  • Summary: I had been looking at cameras for a few months since my car was stolen out of my driveway. I decided to go with a network camera and the BL-C140A was my choice. I mounted it over my garage. The view was fine out into the street. The real time view works well from my Win7 browser.
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Overall 4
4.0

Watch out for sunlight

Roger B., Newegg
29 December 2011
  • Summary: User and password have onerous restrictions - like you can't use 'admin' as a user name! or letters only for passwords.
  • Pros: Size, OK image. Good software. Inexpensive POE solution.
  • Cons: I have two of these, one gets a half-day of sunlight on the lens, and that lens has turned cloudy. Make sure the lens is protected from sunlight.
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Overall 6
6.0

Some issues

Roger B., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • Summary: One nit; extra restrictions on user names and passwords, length and type of characters make 'admin' or alpha only password unusable. Irratating. Really, how security critical is a webcam?
  • Pros: Good interface. Ok image.
  • Cons: I have two of these. One gets more direct sunlight on its lens and its lens has become foggy. Picture is now almost unusable. Keep the lens out of direct sunlight.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good daylight image, rich user interface, no SSL email support

Alan Smith, Amazon
3 November 2011
  • Summary: I've had this camera, and a BL-C210A (Indoor PTZ model) setup for about a week now and overall I'm happy with the image and user interface. Multiple camera setup was a bit of bear. I never did get Viewnetcam.com working for me, but I believe that it will work.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

John C., Newegg
21 June 2011
  • Pros: Actually designed for outdoors. Solid mounting hardware. Nice GUI over web browser. Works great with my Snology DS211j NAS. PoE up to 100 ft.
  • Cons: Price is a little high. Night video under flood lights is could be improved.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for the price, but noisy image at night

Svend, Amazon
30 March 2011
  • Summary: This is by far the cheapest outdoor IP camera out there that does power-over-ethernet (POE). As a plus, it include its own POE injector, saving an additional fifty dollars on buying one separately. So far it works well, except the image gets very noisy in the dark.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great surveillance camera -- for daylight

Boisy G. Pitre, Amazon
30 March 2011
  • Summary: This was my first network camera to set up surveillance at my home/shop area. DUring the day time the picture is great. At night, I had to help it a little by installing a dual flood quartz security light system about 3 feet from it. This combination works pretty well.
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Overall 10
10

Great for price

spencer w., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Running at 14,000 ft. for 5 months in cold and snow as webcam, still going strong. POE is included but proprietary, still not a problem. Make sure you get outdoor Cat5 cable as I didn't and it might make a difference over time. I have another Pany (PTZ with sound- about $250 plus POE inj.
  • Pros: Good webcam; POE included; IP based; good daylight performance; rugged through high winds and cold weather
  • Cons: Not highest resolution (640x480 max); POE is proprietary
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