Panasonic’s range of IP cameras just keeps on growing and the latest to join this burgeoning family delivers a range of useful surveillance features including remote pan, tilt and zoom capabilities. The BB-HCM381 also compares very well on price with the competition, with Sony’s SNC-RZ25P, for example, delivering a similar feature set but costing around £100 more. It’s not as pretty as Sony’s PTZ camera but is just as well built and at around half the height is a lot more discrete.
If you’re on a tight budget we would recommend the BB-HCM381 as despite the lower price its image quality is far better than that offered by Sony. It doesn’t support MPEG-4 compression or offer any wireless capabilities but does make up for this with a range of quality surveillance features. 9/10 Recommended Award.
Published in: Cameras on 2006-09-04