the camera and you can see
and move the camera! It's that simple.
Control the Camera Remotely
Using a standard Web browser,
video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the
movement of the camera. There is 120º of Pan (left & right) movement and
90º of Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home
Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre-designated
shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in
advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. You can also
click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring
that part to the center of the screen.
When you need a little
With the built in Privacy mode,
your privacy is protected by simply pressing a button. An indicator on the
front of the camera turns red, and you know at a glance that the camera is
now only accessible by you. The camera can also be set up to show a green
light when the camera is being accessed.
Sensor Recording and Email
With the built-in heat sensor,
the camera can be set to record and/or notify you by email when someone
enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when
triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room.
See there when you can't be there! Panasonic BL-C10 is the newest and most
compact Network Camera!PRODUCT FEATURES: Stylish & compact; Human
Detection Sensor - if it detects someone, it notifies you by e-mail; Color
Night View mode - view images even in low light; Privacy mode ensures your
privacy; Setup is easy with UPnP - even a beginner can setup the camera
thanks to UPnP support; Camera control - even when away from home, you can
change the direction of the camera lens: Pan/Tilt; Viewing the camera via
mobile phone; Multi-camera feature; Image buffer feature; Viewnetcam.com
service; Built-in web server.
Very impressive Network Camera, March 20, 2006
Reviewer: A. Laffert "IT Director"
I purchased 5 of these cameras to operate as a security system for our
office building. Setup was a breeze and so far they've performed very
For my application, I had to find & purchase outdoor weatherproof housings
that would fit, wire my own PoE (Power over Ethernet) adaptors, and set up
a recording software & web access tool. Individually, you can log into
each camera directly from the internet. But using a separate software tool
makes the task much simpler. The free software panasonic provides for the
cameras may work, but it is severly lacking in features. I like Netcam
Watcher Pro, and WebcamXP for multi-camera setups. Neither is free, but
both work very well.
I'm successfully running 2 of the cameras on approx 150'-200' of Cat5
cable carying power along the same line. Supprisingly, it was able to boot
up and operate without moving to a larger power supply. I'm still waiting
to see what happens the next time we get Sub-Freezing temperatures (after
all, they wern't designed for outdoor use, yet they're working well so
BL-C10 comparison with other net cams, March 16, 2006
Reviewer: D. Buress
I have two BL-C10A's and love them. Great hardware and software design -
very professional - they blow away my DLink DCS-900 and the Veo Observer I
The only downside - use caution and contact tech support if you plan to
flash the firmware. I had one fail the process while connected in my
network and it rendered the cam INOP.
Works Great Easy Setup, March 7, 2006
Reviewer: T. Mccabe
Setup was easy. From opening the box to working locally and on the WEB
within 15-20mins. Install could not have been easier. DNS service included
free. Signing up took 5mins and my camera was on the Web soon after. Even
went to the support site and upgraded to the latest f/w. Nice had package
for monitoring our vacation home.
Excellent little cam, networking was a major headache, March 1, 2006
Reviewer: V. Madan "madman107"
First the camera:
+ Loving the pan and tilt
+ Works well over a home DSL connection - adequate refresh rates in both
320 and 640 modes
+ Viewnetcam service is a lifesaver - much easier to remember a
user-selected URL (e.g., xxx.viewnetcam.com) than a cryptic IP address
+ Nice ability to disable the light showing the cam is in operation - not
very stealthy if someone in your home knows that the camera is on by
looking at the indicator light
- No audio (I knew this up front)
- No zoom (knew this too)
If that was it, I'd say this is a great value and might even give the
camera 5 stars.
However, the whole point of a security webcam is to access it when you're
not around and this is where Panasonic fails miserably. User manual is too
simplistic to be of much use if you need to manually configure your router
for port forwarding. I learned more about routing tables, forwarding
ports, static NAT and a host of other things than I ever wanted, or should
have needed, to learn in order to get this working. This despite the fact
that my router supposedly supported uPnP (plug and play). I split the
blame across Panasonic (poor manual / instructions), Westell (horrific
wireless router) and Verizon (my DSL provider who told me they don't
support, and can't help me figure out, port forwarding using my Westell
router). Where did I get this router? Verizon of course! I didn't have a
So all in all, I'd give 5 stars for the camera, 0 stars for Verizon, 1
star for the panasonic manual and 0 stars for Westell. Also Google wasn't
much help in finding an answer, let's give them 2 stars on this one.