- 640 x 480 MAX Resolution, 2.2mm Lens
- Pan & Tilt, 4X Digital Zoom
- Night-Vision: Up to 26ft
- Motion Detection/ Email Alert
- mydlink enabled for Remote Viewing
- Wireless N for Flexible Placement
Good, easy to basic-setup camera 08/11/2013
This review is from: D-Link DCS-5010L Pan/Tilt Day/Night Motion Detection Wireless Cloud IP Camera
> The built quality seems to be good. The camera is light but does not feel cheap. Comes with Ethernet cable and long power cable.
> Wireless N is supported - but not AC.
> There is no software CD included, which some might see as a con. But it is always recommended to download newest software from manufacturer website. D-link forces you to do so by not including a cd in the box.
> Manual is straight forward and can be downloaded from d-link website as a PDF.
> Multiple ways of setting up the camera. D-Link cloud service is totally optional, very limited, yet the easiest way to start enjoying the camera.
> Direct http access to the camera itself reveals advanced configuration options - for advanced users only - see cons.
> Basic setup for use with mydlink.com cloud service is very easy. Just run the installation wizard found on the website and in few minuted youare good to go.
> mydlink - Software support for windows and macOS.
> H.254 codec support.
> Wide angle lens in addition to pan & tilt results in a huge field of view.
> VGA resolution 640x480 is adequate for basic monitoring.
> Night mode using IR LEDs gave surprisingly good and clear picture.
> D-Link mobile access apps work great and are really easy to use on iPhone, iPad and android device. Full Pan/Tilt functionality. The video stream uses dlink servers so there is no advanced setup required for remote access.
> Viewing remotely you are able to hear audio stream, pan/tilt the camera and take snapshots (see cons)
> First off, 3rd party java run-time environment plugin required to even install the device by dlink setup wizard. Support for Internet Explorer only. - That should be enough for some to pass on that device.
> As far as mydlink cloud setup was easy, it only gives access to basic functionality - you can view the live stream easily, but that's about it. Attempts to setup motion detection and alerts failed.
> D-Link D-viewCam software is designed for CCTV monitoring setups. Is very clunky when used in home environment and is difficult to setup.
> Direct http access to the camera itself reveals advanced setup options, where you can configure everything manually. Connection type, DynDNS is supported, motion detection, video recording and email alerts (the only way i got this to work). However, the video recordings triggered by motion detection can be only saved on a user configured FTP server. That requires the user to have an access to a FTP server online, or setting one up on the network attached PC - again Advanced Users only!
This wi-fi camera is a good choice for both not-advanced user that look for basic functionality and advanced user that is looking for fully functional home/office surveillance wi-fi camera. However, not advanced user that would like to setup this camera for home/office surveillance using all options available is difficult. I strongly recommend downloading user manual and reading it before starting the setup.
The live feed monitoring is of good video/audio quality. Mydlink cloud interface is easy to configure and intuitive to use.
When configured correctly, the surveillance capabilities are unlimited.
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