The BL-C101A has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and type.
Very Big Digital Zoom
The average digital zoom of webcams of a similar type and age to the BL-C101A is 4.9x. At 10 times zoom factor, the Panasonic BL-C101A has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the BL-C101A.
5 Reasons Against
Not USB Powered
Like most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago, the BL-C101A is not USB powered.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
Most comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature face tracking. The BL-C101A is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.
Not Mac Compatible
Most webcams of a similar type and age to the BL-C101A are not Mac compatible. The BL-C101A is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of webcams that have been around for around the same time as the BL-C101A is 220°. At only 58 degrees, the BL-C101A has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago.
+2 More reasons against
Very Narrow Vertical Vewing Angle
The narrowest vertical vewing angle of webcams of a comparable type and age to the BL-C101A is 45° and the widest is 170°. At only 45 degrees, the BL-C101A has a quite narrow vertical vewing angle compared to most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the BL-C101A.
3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic BL-C101A
Average Maximum Frame Rate
The Panasonic BL-C101A has a fairly typical maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of this age and spec.
Released Over Five Years Ago
Panasonic released the BL-C101A over five years ago.
640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the Panasonic BL-C101A is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.