From: John on
Which of the two IP camera below would you say was better and why? Or
is there anything else you would recommend at this price range?
<�250.00. I tried to list a few plus points for each cam but still
find it difficult to choose between the two. I think the Panasonic is
seeming like good value, but the Axis has the F2 lens, is wireless and
the axis you tube video is pretty impressive.

Panasonic BB-HCM511 Indoor IP Camera with pan, tilt and 10x digital
zoom, 2-way audio and PoE �210

Remote Pan-Tilt capability: Pan: 60� to the left and right. Tilt: 20�
up and 45� down
1/4" CCD image sensor
Compression format: Simultaneous MJPEG and MPEG-4
Resolution can be set to: 640x480, 320x240 or 192x144 pixels
Frame rate: up to 30 frames per second in MPEG-4 across all
Minimum light level required: 0.2 lux in colour night view mode
Lens: F2.8 fixed with automatic iris, 0.5m to infinity focus range,
54� horizontal viewing angle (total 174�), 40� vertical viewing angle
(total 105�)
SD Memory Card slot: Full size, 64MB to 2GB supported
I/O: 2 alarm inputs
Power over Ethernet (PoE) 48V IEEE802.3af compliant

+ ccd, PoE, 0.2lux, ptz, auto-iris, alarm inputs for external sensors

Axis M1031-W Compact wireless IP security camera with built-in light,
2-way audio and H.264 streaming �230

Image sensor: 1/4 inch Progressive Scan RGB VGA CMOS
Lens: 4.4mm, F2.0, fixed iris, fixed focus, horizontal viewing angle:
Illumination LED: Built-in white light illumination LED 1W, 6m
distance 60� angle
Active tampering alarm
Passive IR sensor allows detection of movement in the dark. This
sensor is used to automatically turn on the light when movement is
Minimum illumination: 1 lux, F2.0. 0 lux with illumination LED on

+ F2.0 lens, PIR sensor & LED illumination, H.264, Wireless, tampering