Panasonic BB-HCM531A Outdoor Pan/Tilt PoE Security Network Camera (Silver)

Product Description

Panasonic BB-HCM531A Outdoor Pan/Tilt PoE Security Network Camera (Silver)

Panasonic Outdoor Pan/Tilt PoE Network Camera. For an outdoor IP camera, this camera rates high with me and even more so after comparing it with the Toshiba IK-WB15A IP camera. I set it up as a weather cam, but found it did really great as a security cam. With a 2GB SD memory card in it, I have seen over 10,000 images on it. I record every passing vehicle, triggered by motion, and every 60 seconds for the weather. Looking forward to getting the MegaPixel version soon.

Down side of this camera, no optical zoom options in this body style. The camera has a 10X digital zoom which is not something I see as not being good for much.

Now the good side:
Nice sharp images during the day time, even of moving objects like cars and people running past the camera.
Automatically adjusts the shutter speed at night, and does good in low light level, but not good enough for sharp images of moving objects at night.
Multiple alarm settings (5) really nice and easy to set up.
Records a great sharp image of moving objects in day time. I see all who drive by! Makes a great stand-alone security camera.
SD Memory card slot, with 2gb, I have about 10,000 images on it.
Multi view Screen, view 4 cameras at one time.
Can view and move PTZ over cell phone/PDAs.
Fast PTZ.
PTZ limits are nice and wide, both up and down, and side to side.
Audio I/O are located where they are protected from the weather, unlike the Toshiba IK-WB15A, that you cannot use if you use the sun shield.
Built in mic, very sensitive!! Not only can I see you, but I can hear you!
POE, makes for easy installation! Would not have it any other way. Love it!
Small body size.
Good WB control, the colors are true.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.8 x 7.5 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000P7X438
  • Item model number: BB-HCM531A

Technical Details

  • Outdoor High-speed pan/tilt control with presets, PoE (802.3 af compliant)
  • Progressive Scan
  • Simultaneous MPEG-4 and JPEG recording onto SD card with audio
  • 0.09 Lux Color Night View Mode
  • Built-in Web Server/IP Address (IPv4/v6)

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