Summary: The panasonic cameras are solid and reliable. Set up is somewhat tedious but very feature rich so it has to be. Keep in mind this comes with a PoE adapter and cannot be powered by othe PoE switches.
Summary: I installed as directed under the eve of my garage. This camera didn't survive the first rain shower. It was listsed as outdoor water resistant. I had difficulty finding the right place for warranty work. I called the main number, which then gave me another number, which gave me the same wrong number. Finally after two days of trying I contacted the right service center. They told me it would cost 50 dollars to fix it so I said ok.
Summary: I've tried setting up web based security cams for the past six years and they were either very expensive, unreliable or flat out wouldn't integrate with all the rest of the components. This camera worked right out of the box and has been doing a great job at a remote location for the past several months. Setup was a breeze, just mount the camera, run the ethernet cables and plug in the power injector for power over ethernet. Then load the cd and follow the wizard.
Summary: This camera does everything well. It is a great value for the money. The led lights are powerful enough to light up an area within 20 feet of the camera. I am happy with my purchase as I am with my three other Panasonic IP Cameras.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these cameras and mounted them outside. Within 2 weeks both cameras were dead even though the environmental conditions never even got close to exceeding Panasonic's claimed humidity and temperature ranges. In no way would I recommend this product.
Summary: This camera has been installed for a few days. It is monitoring the driveway. This is my second network camera that is used for monitoring the outside of my house. The first is installed inside and is a Tendnet PZT wireless. If the tendnet camera could be installed outside that would have been my first choice. To get a panasonic with PZT and outdoor capability would cost an additional $200 and still wouldn't provide the range of performance of the Trendnet.
Summary: It is billed as an "Outdoor Camera" but when used for a month in a green house it stopped working. When returned to Panasonic support it was determined it had water damage and is not covered by warranty ($148 for a power transfer unit). Reading the fine print on the box specifies the "power adapter and the power transfer unit... are intended for indoor use only". Can't help but wonder how this fits with an "Outdoor Ready" camera.