Summary: I have an older BL-C131A. It still works, but I was in the need of a second network cam. My problems with this unit is primarily with the software. It can only be configured from IE on a PC. As a Mac user, this makes it a major frustration and basically worthless to me.
Summary: I have one of this. I like the easy setup, the video quality and the looks. I can record video in my synology thanks to the synology app, this is superb! with a timeline and lot of options, you cannot go wrong. cons: expensive.
Summary: I needed this camera for a shared laboratory so users could observe their experiments independently. I'd bought several of these before and they've all been exactly the same: great! I connect the power & network cable to my router, run the locating S/W and it lists the camera immediately.
Summary: The physical camera itself is very good. Picture quality is good and ability to pan the camera is good a well. No complaints on the camera itself. The issue is with the setup to view online. It requires an account throught Panasonics viewcam.net web site.
Summary: I'm pretty sure Panasonic made their software viewing decision based on what was best for them, reality for that company is tenuous. Don't think they have been taking their MEDS. The problem is that they made a stupid decision, and, who can u tell at the company?
Good quality but hard to setup to not use their IE plug in software
15 December 2013
Summary: This will work without their IE plugin software, but it is hard to configure. This review specifically addresses how to setup the camera for external viewing WITHOUT using their Internet Explorer plug in and WITHOUT using a uPnP capable home gateway.
Summary: Even though I read all of the negative product reviews here, I decided that I wanted to upgrade my current camera (the Panasonic BL-C121A Wireless Network Camera ) and since I was a tech-savvy computer engineer I could figure out what others couldn't.
Summary: I found that I ABSOLUTELY NEEDED to use IE for initial setup. Using Win 7 & IE10 I found I needed to click the "compatibility view" button- then it asked to install the Panasonic ActiveX control -you need to OK it- which then stupidly pops up in the background with no indication that it did so- I...
Easy to setup, fine video quality. Bad software support.
Unhappy dad, Amazon
18 September 2013
Summary: You need download the Network Record software from Panasonic website, it is not coming with the package. The free version of the software is piece of junk. They removed almost all useful features from it. If you want to buy the official version, then you need pay $400 for it.