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Panasonic-bl-c1a.33284085
6.0 out of 10

Panasonic BL-C1A

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic BL-C1A

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Overall 4
4.0

Frown

Gerry, Amazon
4 April 2012
  • Summary: This was the first IP Camera that I purchased. The BLC1A is an "OK" camera with an "OK" picture for the price. User Friendly and free to access the camera through viewnetcam.com. I recently purchased 2 more Panasonic IP cameras (BL-C121) that was more money and had more features. It has a very poor quality picture which I am rating as a 0 to 1. The BLC1A was better and that I only rated as a 2 for the money.
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Overall 10
10

my fav. wired camera

Onlooker, Amazon
6 January 2012
  • Summary: I have many of these cameras... Their power supplies are often faulty(after many months of use) but it's a good stable wired camera with motion detection and superior low-light optics. I've paid $35-$50 for them. It is some for some higher resolution cameras for the same price! 640x480 on sooo many security cameras is getting kind of old!
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Overall 2
2.0

Expensive and Short-Lived Power Adaptor

Vic, Amazon
21 November 2011
  • Summary: I have no complaints against the installation or operation of the camera. It is designed to work as expected. Its AC power adaptor, on the other hand, will cease to operate in a couple of months. So far, I went through 3 adaptors in less than a year and a half. It took me a while to locate the cheapest original adaptor online at a cost of about $32 a unit including shipping.
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Overall 2
2.0

Can not complete setup

G. Vaneman, Amazon
9 November 2011
  • Summary: The directions were fine but I could never complete the setup. I got to the point when all was completed and unplugged the camera from the ethernet cord and it stopped. Re-tired several times with no luck.
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Overall 10
10

Great for pets

Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 September 2011
  • Summary: The petcam is awesome, i love watching my dogs while i am at work. It was very easy to set up and also provides extra security.
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Overall 10
10

Webcam

Elaine Hansen "EHansen", Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: Great Webcam. Even though the software was a little difficiult to figure out, the camera is all as advertised. Camera works perfectly and may buy another one for our condo out west.
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Overall 4
4.0

Halfway there

TechMind, Amazon
19 April 2011
  • Summary: I think this is an excellent concept and the customer service is outstanding. However, your ISP and router will determine whether you can view the cam remotely. I have AT&T using the 2wire router and it is not able to open the port required by the manufacturer. I spent 3 hours working on this and found that AT&T doesn't offer a router in my area that would integrate with this webcam.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not recommended for Mac users

Al Becker, Amazon
4 April 2011
  • Summary: I could only use this camera when hard wired to my computer. This camera has a feature which allows you to view it on the web. I could not get that to work as well as the wireless function. I returned it and got the D-Link 930 and had it up and running wireless and on the web with my Mac very quickly.
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Overall 6
6.0

works well after very difficult setup

J.S., Amazon
24 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera as an indoor security device. I have it configured to send an email (with photo attached) to me if motion is detected while I'm away from home. It does the job, but it was incredibly difficult to set up. There is an automatic setup option, which for some reason would not work on my system. My router has UPnP so I'm not sure why there was a problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

Max 1 frame every 3 seconds internet viewing

jalmquist, Amazon
20 March 2011
  • Summary: Title says it all. This camera offers a maximum of 1 frame every 3 seconds internet viewing. I can view motion over the LAN, but that doesn't provide much value since this is intended to be a remote/internet camera. Returned the product. Get a Sharx. They cost a little more, but work as described and have many more useful features - including continuous recording to a shared folder.
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