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Home > Accessorize your Smart Home > IP Cameras > Panasonic KX-HCM280A Network Camera with Remote 3500 Pan and 2200 Tilt and 21x Optical Zoom KX-HCM280A

Panasonic KX-HCM280A Network Camera with Remote 3500 Pan and 2200 Tilt and 21x Optical Zoom  KX-HCM280A

Panasonic KX-HCM280A Network Camera with Remote 3500 Pan and 2200 Tilt and 21x Optical Zoom KX-HCM280A

Color Video Yes

Image Compression JPEG

Video Streaming Format Motion JPEG

Quality Video Resolution 640 x 480, 320 x 240(default), 160 x 120 1

Frame Rate Max. 12 frames/sec (640x 480) Max 30 frames/sec (320 x 240) Max 30 frames/sec (160 x 120)

Authentication ID/Password authentication (Administrator / General Users (up to 50))

Encryption IPsec

IPv4/v6 IPv4/v6 Dual Stack

Supported Network Protocols IPv4: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, and POP3 before SMTP

Upgrades Via Ethernet connection 2

Automatic Network Configuration Yes, with UPnP supported router

Simultaneous Viewers 30

Image Buffer About 125 frames (320 x 240) with time display

Pre-Alarm Image Buffer Yes

Image Transfer via E-Mail (SMTP) or FTP Triggered by external sensor, alarm, motion detection and/or timer

Camera Recording Yes, records data to a web site through FTP or to the hard drive of a local computer.

Max. Bandwidth Control 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.5/1.0/2.0/3.0/5.0Mbps/ unlimited

Free DDNS Compatible (Viewnetcam.com) 3 Yes

Cellular Phone Compatibility View Snapshot and Control from Compatible Cell Phone

Multiple Camera Views Yes, cameras can be viewed in three groups of 4 cameras, or 12 cameras on one screen.

Multi-Language Interface English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese

Built-in Calendar Timer Yes

Auto Time Adjustment with NTP Yes

Time & Day Access Control Yes

Remote External Output Control Yes

LED Indicator Control On/Off or On During Access


Zoom Max. 42x (21x Optical, 2x digital)

Image Sensor 1/4" 380,000 pixel CCD

External Video Input No view

Viewing Angle Wide: 51 / Tele: 2.6

Remote Pan Angle 1750 Left and Right at up to 2000/sec. (or less based upon user setting)

Remote Tilt Angle -120 to 0 (on desk) 0 to 90 (on ceiling)

Maximum Pan/Tilt Speed Pan: 3000/sec Tilt: 2000/sec

Hide-Away Lens No view

Preset Locations 23 preset parameters include Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus and White balance (including Home position and 2 alarm positions). (Free firmware upgrade may be required)

Click to Center Yes

Focus Auto/Manual

Aperture (f No.) : F1.6 - 3.6

Illumination Normal: 3 - 100,000 lx Color Night View: 0.2 - 100,000 lx

White Balance Auto/Manual/Hold

Adjustments Brightness, White Balance, Focus

Exposure Auto

Clear Dome Lens Cover No view

Video Pass-through No view


2-Way Audio No view


Wireless Technology No view


Network Connection Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-X)

External I/O Connector 1 input / 1 output

SD Card Slot for Image Buffer No view

Analog Video Output Composite Video Output (NTSC) - 3.5mm mini jack (requires part # LSJA0184 mini to RCA cable or similar)


Weatherproof (splash resistant) No view

Built-in Sensor Motion Detection (Free firmware upgrade may be required)

Power Over Ethernet Compatibility PowerDsine (www.powerdsine.com) Power over Ethernet Midspan 3000/6000 Series when used with Splitter PD-401/12-PAN

Multiple Mounting Options Wall mount, desk/ceiling mount, tripod mount

Operating Temperature 0C to +40C (+32F to +104F) Indoor Only

Operating Humidity 20-80% RHG, non-condensing

Power Source 12VDC (120V AC Adaptor included)

Power Consumption 12W

Included Accessories AC Adaptor and Cord, Ceiling Mount Cover, Ceiling Plates, Screws and Setup CD-ROM


Operating System Requirements Windows 98SE, NT4.0, 2000, ME and XP (IPv6 : Windows XP only)

Web Browser requirements Internet Explorer 5.5 or later/Netscape Navigator 4.7 (The network camera image is not displayed correctly in Netscape 6.x)

Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.51'' x 4.48'' x 4.48''

Weight 1.41 lbs

Footnotes 1 160 x 120 for mobile access only 2 Some features listed here may require a free firmware upgrade to activate. 3 Viewnetcam.com is a free, optional service that requires registration.

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